The NBA player, 31, acknowledged that he is the father of a little boy, born about a month ago. “I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy,” Wade said during a Monday press conference, as reported by the Sun Sentinel. “So I’m moving on.”
The press conference came hours after Entertainment Tonight broke the story, stating that Wade and Union, 41, had worked through the issue “privately as a couple.”
Wade has primary custody of sons Zaire, 11, and Zion, 6, from his previous marriage to Siohvaughn Funches. The pro-basketball player is also raising a nephew at his Florida home. He proposed to Union just before Christmas.
“[I] always focus on what’s most important to me and my family, and that’s being a great father,” Wade added on Monday. “I’ve always tried to show my importance in my kids’ lives and it doesn’t change now. So, I, my lady and my family have continued to move forward, and I think that’s evident with the ring and the proposal that I gave her, with our lives.”
He continued: “But, like I said, this is something, obviously, private for my family that we will continue to deal with as a family. But we have a blessing to the bloodline, to the Wade bloodline.”