Gabrielle Union is taking some not so subtle digs at Siohvaughn Wade, the mother to Dwyane Wade’s son/daughter Zaya Wade. Zaya identifies as a female, but is legally recognized as a male.
Zaya’s father Dwyane recently petitioned a court to have Zaya’s gender changed to “female,” without the permission of Zaya’s mom Siohvaughn. Media Take Out confirmed that Siovaughn is fighting to prevent the change in court until the child turns 18.
Gabrielle Union is starring with Jake Gyllenhaal in a new animated Disney film. They play a married couple, Meridian and Searcher Clade, who must go on a mission to save their world. Union says that she prepared for the role by pulling from her own life experiences.
The new movie “The Inspection,” chronicles a closeted gay man’s journey through the armed forces. Union-Wade plays the protagonist’s homophobic mother.
During an interview with Van Lathan about her new movie, Union states that parents have thanked her for using this movie to open their eyes to how they are failing their LGBTQ children.
Union goes on to claim, unprovoked, that she chose this role in an attempt to “get through to” one particular parent; then alludes to the parent being the real mother to Union’s step-child and trans person, Zaya.
Lathan then ask Union to clarify if she is speaking about Zaya’s real mother and Union agrees.