Dwyane Wade appeared on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, and the conversation got real. The talk between the two Hall of Famers turned to how Wade told his now-wife, Gabrielle Union, he fathered a child outside of their relationship.

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Wade and Union were on a break at the time. The Miami HEAT legend revealed that he attempted to permanently break up with Union to avoid the tough conversation, but Union “kept showing up.” At that point, Wade knew he would have to have the conversation.

“One, the whole situation is scary enough, you’re a public figure,” Wade said. “But you know that this is going to hurt someone that you’ve been building a relationship with and a life with.”


Wade revealed the moment was tough because it coincided with the NBA playoffs. Even now, the situation is not perfect. “We go to therapy, we’ve had shouts about it, we’ve had regular conversations about, and so it’s been something that going to be something that I have to work at and work on.”

You can hear it all from Wade below.