‘Mir­a­cle baby’ has Wade, wife beam­ing

China Daily - - SPORTS -

MI­AMI, Florida — Mi­ami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his wife, ac­tress Gabrielle Union, an­nounced the ar­rival of a daugh­ter on Thurs­day, a day af­ter she was born via a sur­ro­gate.

“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 loveli­est of all the lovely days,” Wade posted on his Twit­ter ac­count on Thurs­day. “Wel­come to the party, sweet girl.”

The baby is Wade’s child and Union’s first.

The three-time NBA cham­pion had missed the Heat’s vic­tory over the San An­to­nio Spurs on Wed­nes­day night for fourth un­spec­i­fied per­sonal rea­sons.

His sta­tus for Fri­day’s home game against the In­di­ana Pac­ers is un­known.

The 36-year-old is av­er­ag­ing 14.3 points on 45 per­cent shoot­ing, four re­bounds and 2.9 as­sists in nine games this sea­son.

In Septem­ber he dis­cussed his de­ci­sion to re­turn to the Heat in a video, say­ing fam­ily con­cerns were a big con­sid­er­a­tion.

At that time the cou­ple hadn’t re­vealed pub­licly they were ex­pect­ing their first child to­gether. Wade’s wife has been very open about her strug­gle to have a child, and pre­vi­ously re­vealed she has en­dured sev­eral mis­car­riages.

AP

Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle ac­knowl­edge cheers from the crowd dur­ing an NFL game be­tween the Mi­ami Dol­phins and the Chicago Bears in Mi­ami Gar­dens, Florida, on Oct 14.

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