Dwyane Wade Opens Up About Not Living W/ His Youngest Son: He Knows He’s Being Raised W/ Love Even If We Don’t Live Under The Same Roof
It’s hard not being able to see your kids every day, and Dwyane Wade is sharing his experience with the subject.
Earlier this week, Dwyane Wade‘s photographic memoir–Dwyane–was released. At one point in the highly-anticipated book, Dwyane Wade opens up about his youngest son–Xavier Wade. For context, Dwyane memorably fathered Xavier Wade with “longtime friend” Aja Metoyer while he and Gabrielle Union were on a temporary break back in 2013.
At the time, Gabrielle Union was struggling with infertility issues. She later dished on the matter in her second memoir, writing:
“The experience of Dwyane having a baby so easily–while I was unable to–left my soul not just broken into pieces, but shattered into fine dust scattering in the wind.”
In Dwyane, the 39-year-old former NBA star addresses not living with Xavier Wade or getting to see him every day. He writes:
“Xavier doesn’t live with me, so we don’t get to see each other every day like I do with my other kids. It makes things challenging at times, but it’s my job to make sure he never has to carry that weight.”
Dwyane Wade continues:
“It’s up to me to make sure he knows he’s being raised with love even if we don’t live under the same roof. And it’s up to me to let him know that while distance may physically separate us at times, I’m always going to be the man he can depend on to love him and help lead him.”
He then adds:
“What I’ve come to learn over my life is that fatherhood isn’t a monolithic image that looks the same in every household. Each relationship is different. All I’m concerned about with Xavier is him always knowing he’s loved.”
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