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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s daughter, Kaavia James, turns five in style

It was a day sprinkled with fairy tale magic as Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union threw a princess-themed birthday party for their daughter Kaavia James, who turned five. The celebration was nothing short of royal with Kaavia changing into dazzling gowns fit for a princess, each inspired by Disney royalty, as she reveled in her special day.

The birthday bash featured an enchanting line-up of performers embodying Belle, Tiana, and Ariel, serenading the little celebrant and her young court with birthday melodies and Disney classics, much to the delight of the dancing tots.

Dwyane Wade, the 41-year-old retired basketball legend, took to Instagram to share snippets of the festivities, expressing his affection with the caption, “BIG 5!!!! Happy Birthday to our PRINCESS @kaaviajames 🎂🎈🎉 Your village loves them some you!”

Gabrielle Union, radiant at 51, also poured her heart out in an Instagram post, reminiscing about the day their “dream became a reality” with Kaavia’s birth. She marveled at her daughter’s vibrant energy, her love for music, dance, and humor, as well as her serene moments of spirituality.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kaavia James Union Wade-Shady Baby-Auntie Baby ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Union’s message lovingly concluded.

Kaavia arrived into the Wade-Union family via surrogate in November 2018, making Gabrielle not only a mother but also a stepmom to Wade’s children from previous relationships. The couple has been transparent about their journey, with Union recently revealing how motherhood came at the perfect time for her, allowing her to heal from past traumas and embrace the joys of raising Kaavia.

“People always ask, ‘Is it worth it? Having kids later in life?…hell yeah, it’s been worth it,” Union shared in a heartfelt Instagram video, touching on the profound impact of late motherhood on her life.

Dwyane Wade Gabrielle Union Host Enchanting 5th Birthday Bash for Daughter Kaavia
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In August, Wade’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech was a heartfelt tribute to his family’s unwavering support. He expressed deep gratitude, particularly to Gabrielle, for transforming their house into a nurturing home and ensuring their children felt cherished.

Wade’s humorous thanks to his wife for her passionate engagement at NBA games and for saving him from fines elicited laughter and admiration alike. He closed with profound words for Gabrielle, acknowledging their 15-year journey together and her acceptance of his flaws.

As Kaavia’s 5th birthday marks another year of love and growth for the Wade-Union family, their shared moments reflect a legacy of joy, resilience, and unity.