Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, welcomed a baby daughter into the world Wednesday.
The two called their newborn a “miracle baby” and Union has opened up in the past about her struggles with infertility.
The Heat guard shared the news Thursday via Twitter with photos of him and his wife with their newest addition. Their daughter is the first child for the couple, though Wade has three sons from previous relationships.
Wade wrote, in part: “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl!”
We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance @itsgabrielleu ❤️ ♥️ ♥️ pic.twitter.com/JudAeQlbJ7
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 8, 2018
A LOVELY DAY ↓❤️ ↓ pic.twitter.com/uzLKdGbzbD
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 8, 2018
Wade announced in September his 16th NBA season will be his last and said part of his decision to retire was because he wanted to focus more on his family.
“I feel like my family have put me first for so many years, for good reasons,” Wade said, via USA Today. “But I feel like there comes a point in time where we’ve all got to think about someone else, especially the ones around you that have supported you, supported your dreams, supported your journey, like my family have.
” … There’s a lot of things you guys don’t know that we deal with, and I have dealt with this summer to make this decision. And this is the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make, but it’s one of the best decisions that I’ve had to make as well.”
Wade and Union have been married since 2014.