Less than 24 hours after Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade confirmed having a secret love child, a birth certificate and the identity of his son’s mother have surfaced.
According to reports, the one-month-old’s name is Xavier Zechariah Wade and his mother is 30-year-old Aja Metoyer.
11:30 AM PT — TMZ Sports has learned … Aja’s two other children were fathered by “Happy Endings” star Damon Wayans Jr. … the son of “In Living Color” legend Damon Wayans (obviously). Now, we know the kid was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, 2013 … just 6 weeks before Wade popped the question to Gabrielle, who he’s been dating since 2009. According to the birth certificate, Wade’s baby mama is 30-year-old Aja Metoyer. The details of their relationship are basically unknown, except the obvious fact they have a kid together. (TMZ)
After mounted pressure and speculation, D-Wade cleared the air on the baby gossip yesterday (December 30).
“I’m in the public eye, so obviously that’s a part of it. It comes with the territory. But, it’s kind of … as I’ve always done my whole life … is always focus on what’s most important to me and my family, and that’s being a great father. I’ve always tried to show my importance in my kids’ lives and it doesn’t change now. So, me and my lady and my family have continued to move forward and I think that’s evident with the ring and the proposal that I gave her with our lives. But, yeah, I had a time a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy. So, I’m moving on.” (Miami Herald)
Despite being engaged to actress Gabrielle Union, Wade promised to be a good father to his son.
“Yeah, I’ve got a chance to see him. You know me. I’m involved in my kids’ lives. When my kids were living at home with me, or wasn’t living at home with me, I tried to do everything I could to see them. Obviously I got custody of them for different reasons, but nothing changes with my life. Like I’ve said, this is something that my family knows and my now fiancée worked through when we got back together, and understood that we wanted to continue our lives together and continue supporting our family and we’re going to do that. That’s what I’ve always done.” (Miami Herald)
Buzz behind Dwyane having a secret love child bubbled online Monday (December 30).
NBA star Dwyane Wade recently spent time with his new baby boy he fathered with a woman while on a break with now-fiancée Gabrielle Union, a source close to the couple tells ET. Wade, 31, and Union, 41, who were officially engaged last week, have worked through the issue privately as a couple, and the Bring It On star was aware of the child before their engagement. Wade has known the mother of his youngest son “for many years.” The long-time couple, who have been dating since 2009, are still very much committed to spending their lives together, and according to the Miami Heat star last week, a September wedding is likely. (ET Online)
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