Dwyane Wade posted a video of his daughter Zaya Wade singing and dancing during a school performance which is the first footage released since the father publicly announced his daughter identifies as transgender. His wife Gabrielle Union also shared the event on social media.
The former Miami Heat player has been opening up about his personal life in a series of interviews and his new ESPN documentary. After announcing his 12-year-old daughter is transgender the Wade family has received an outpouring of online support but Zaya has been absent in recent posts.
Over the weekend, the father-of-four made two Instagram posts centered on his daughter performing. The first was a video of several clips edited together showing Zaya singing and dancing in a choir. In between clips of his daughter is footage of the former NBA All-Star and his wife joyously clapping in rhythm along with the crowd. Then Zaya is shown singing the closing number of a song along with fellow choir members.
The three-time NBA champion added a caption saying how joyful the experience of seeing his child perform was. His post received more than 99,000 likes with over 2,000 comments. Most of Wade's Instagram followers had words of encouragement for the preteen, including her older brother Zaire Wade who commented with heart emojis.
"Go Zaya!!! Get your praise party on sweetheart!" actress Essence Atkins wrote.
"Greatest dad award goes to you," a fan commented.