Dwyane Wade’s eldest son, Zaire Wade defended his little brother Zion Wade after the effeminate boy was criticized for wearing fake nails in a Thanksgiving photo.
The controversy erupted on Thanksgiving Day when Wade’s wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, posted a Thanksgiving family photo on Instagram.
In the photo, Zion, 12, dresses seductively in a crop top and leggings. He also wears sharp acrylic talons and lipstick.
Zion, then-11, came out during Miami’s Pride parade in April. Union proudly rode on a float with him during the parade.
Wade, 37, responded to critics by telling them to kindly mind their own business and he will raise his son as he sees fit.
In defense of his brother, Zaire, 17, posted an Instagram photo that shows him sitting on a throne while his brother stands next to the chair.
The caption reads: “We didn’t ask for y’all opinion.”
Wade and Union showed their support for Zaire’s post in the comment section, with Union commenting “Facts.”
Wade is pictured at his retirement ceremony with his infant daughter Kaavia, 1, and sons Zion, center, Zaire, right, and Xavier, 6.
Zaire and Zion are Wade’s sons by his first wife Siohvaughn Funches, a 38-year-old attorney and book author who resides in Atlanta.
Siohvaughn is pictured below with her sons and Zaire’s girlfriend.