Get ready to swoon: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade have welcomed a baby girl into the world. Their newborn daughter was born via surrogate on Nov. 7. The next day, the ‘Breaking In’ star and Miami Heat player blessed the world with photos of themselves skin-to-skin with their “miracle baby.” Everyone was clamoring to know Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade’s baby’s name, and on Nov. 15, Wade’s tattoo provided the answer.
Some thought the couple provided an Easter egg for fans through song lyrics on Wade’s first Instagram post.
When I wake up in the mornin’ love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And there’s something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know its gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely day
As it turns out, Wade’s most recent Instagram makes the grand reveal. “#TBT Goes back to that one night in China when i decided to get my daughters name tattooed on me. Kaavia James Union Wade!#paternityleave,” the basketball star shared in a caption, alongside a snap of his ink.
Kaavia James is a gorgeous name for the newborn, who couldn’t be more of a blessing to her parents. In Union’s first Instagram post since motherhood, the 46-year-old actress expressed her graciousness and love by following the lyrics to “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers with a gushing caption: “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl!”
Union has been extremely open about her fertility struggles this year, appearing on The Dr. Oz Show and revealing she’s endured about eight or nine miscarriages. The star told Dr. Oz, “There’s so much shame and mystery and guilt that surrounds fertility issues and that’s why I wanted to include it in my book because I’m tired of it.” Union also shared her diagnosis of adenomyosis while speaking at the BlogHer conference on August 8, 2018. “Everyone said, ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid — and that’s on you for wanting a career.’ The reality is I actually have adenomyosis.”
We couldn’t be happier for Union, who has inspired millions of women by bravely sharing her journey to motherhood. Many congratulations to Union and Wade—and to baby Kaavia, for having the coolest parents.
Originally published Nov. 8, 2018. Updated Nov. 15, 2018.