Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade have welcomed the newest addition to their family – a baby girl!
The “Being Mary Jane” star took to Instagram on Thursday (November 8) to share the happy news, writing, “A LOVELY DAY 👶🏾👶🏾👶🏾 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!”
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🎵 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 🎶 A LOVELY DAY 👶🏾👶🏾👶🏾 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! #onelastdance #skintoskin @dwyanewade ❤👑🥂 📸 by @awesomeedd
Gabrielle and Dwayne have been married since 2014, and their “miracle baby” is their first child together. But it’s been a long and challenging road for them leading to holding their little bundle of joy in their arms.
She and the basketball star are raising three boys together – two of Dwayne’s children from his previous relationships, and his nephew. In October of last year, Gabrielle admitted she didn’t really see herself as a mom until she became a stepmom.
“I never wanted kids,” she told People. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”
The couple spent several years trying for a child of their own. And Gabrielle has courageously opened up about the heartbreaking struggles they went through.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” she wrote in her memoir We’re Going To Need More Wine last year. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
During the BlogHer conference in August, the 46-year-old actress shared more details about their infertility struggles.
“Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers, because 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,” she said.
She has also gotten candid about dealing with infertility in the public eye.
“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she previously shared with People. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.”
“Once a month I look like I’m in my second trimester because I’m bloated,” she said. “It leads to the questions and it leads to the rumors and anytime I go into a doctor’s office I feel like I’m a member of SEAL Team Six undercover because I don’t want people to speculate.
But, through all the challenges they faced, she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”
And now, their dream has finally come true.
Congratulations to the new parents!