Zaya’s large brother and Dwyane’s eldest little one Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade wrote on his Instagram web page, “I am going to at all times be right here to like & shield you, by way of thick n skinny. You bought a brother in me 5L it doesn’t matter what and Ima make certain as you become old you perceive that…I like you child, completely happy g day @zayawade. Proceed to encourage & persevere through all! We received your again on this aspect Zaya.”
This marks the transgender teen’s second birthday utilizing her first identify of Zaya publicly since her stepmom and pa, who additionally has a 7-year-old son, Xavier Zechariah Wade, 19, launched her in February 2020.
“Meet Zaya,” Gabrielle wrote on social media on the time. “She’s compassionate, loving, whip good and we’re so pleased with her. It is Okay to hearken to, love & respect your kids precisely as they’re. Love and light-weight good folks.”
Additionally round the identical time, Dwyane spoke about his and Gabrielle’s support of Zaya on The Ellen DeGeneres Present, saying “We’re proud dad and mom of a kid within the LGBTQ+ group and we’re proud allies as nicely.”
In March 2020, Zaya made her first red carpet appearance on the sixth annual Reality Awards in Los Angeles. She was joined by Gabrielle and Dwyane, who wrote on Instagram on the time, “Everybody enable her to re-introduce herself, her identify is Zaya Wade! Final night time was Zaya’s first pink carpet and we could not have been prouder of how she dealt with the questions that have been requested of her. She has emerged as one of many younger faces and voices for the LGBTQ+ group.”
See Zaya’s cutest household images over time: