Photos of Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade's Crew That Prove They're #FamilyGoals

Union is stepmom to Wade's three children, and the pair share daughter Kaavia James

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Smile for the Camera

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade got married in August 2014, and have been showing us what it means to have a blended family ever since!

The actress is stepmom to her husband's three children from a previous marriage, and the pair share daughter Kaavia James, 4.

Supportive, loving and forever making us jealous of their family vacations, the Wades are the definition of #FamilyGoals.

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Four of a Kind

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Zaya posted a sweet group photo with her dad, her stepmom and her older brother on Instagram. "Wades 🫢🏾," she wrote in the caption.

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A Braided Bond

Gabrielle Union and Daughter Kaavia James Are Twinning with Cute Hairstyles: Imitation IS the Best Form of Flattery
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Once again, Union and her mini-me Kaavia James raised the bar for mother-daughter twinning moments. The duo rocked matched hairstyles and flashed peace signs for an Instagram post shared by Mom.

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Making Memories

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

Looks like a field day for Kaavia and Dad! Wade posted some adorable shots from a day spent outside with his daughter, dubbing it "#Daddurday" in the caption.

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Tropical Holiday

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Christmas 2022 seemed full of sun and fun for Union, Wade and Kaavia. In a joint Instagram post, the couple shared a Reel of them posing with their daughter, who wore a Santa-themed outfit on the holiday.

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Out of this World

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Dwyane Wade, Kaavia James Union Wade, and Gabrielle Union attend the world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Strange World at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 15, 2022. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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Union voiced Meridian Clade in Disney's animated film Strange World, and her husband and daughter showed their support at the movie's premiere in November 2022.

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Another Year of Love

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

Ahead of Union's 50th birthday in October, the actress posted a selfie with Kaavia and Wade to share her appreciation for her loved ones.

"As we start this journey across the world for my 50th, I just want to luxuriate in my gratitude for my family, my amazing friends and all the friends I haven't even met in person who have kept this train on the tracks this year, even after I collided with myself," she wrote in her Instagram caption. "Thank y'all for rockin with the old homie. I appreciate you guys more than you can imagine. #WadeWorldTour2022 continues πŸŒπŸ™πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³πŸŽˆ#ScorpioSeason"

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Beachy Keen

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The Wades and their youngest looked ready for a sandy day as they rounded out summer 2022.

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PROUD Shoppers

In 2022, the superstar couple launched PROUDLY, a skin care brand for kids of color, and they were psyched to see it on Target shelves a few months later!

"Different skin related issues impact melanated babies differently," Union told PEOPLE Everyday host Janine Rubenstein in April. She added, "Trying to find products was like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially during the pandemic with supply chain issues. We were kind of cobbling together obscure products that were very hard to find. [...] Some of the remedies you had to physically make in your kitchen. [...] So we were like, okay, something has to give."

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Summer Lovin'

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While on vacation in Spain, the duo showed their affection for each other on Instagram.

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Seeing Triple?

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It's hard to beat this adorable trio!

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Chillin' Out

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

Kaavia and her dad cozied up on the couch and took a peek at his phone together.

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Dad Twins Too!

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Kaavia James Union Wade/instagram

On little Kaavia's personal Instagram account, she and Wade posted some silly selfies. "I stole his ENTIRE face. I meannnnn, can you take us!!? #Twinning," reads the photo's caption.

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Movie Magic

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Both Zaya and Kaavia glammed up with mom and dad for the premiere of Union's Cheaper By the Dozen remake in March 2022.

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Holiday Travels

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

This family loves a Christmas away from home! In 2021, the couple brought their daughter to Hawaii to celebrate the holiday the tropical way.

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Fountain of Youth

Ahead of celebrating his big 4-0 on Jan. 17, 2022, Wade and Union goofed around with some steamy bathroom selfies.

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Postcards from Paradise

The trio rang in the New Year with a tropical getaway to Hawaii.

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Mini Me

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

The proud dad twinned with daughter Kaavia in this adorable selfie, snapped while on their holiday vacation.

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Book Launch

Wade celebrated the release of his eponymous photographic memoir at home with close family and friends including Gabrielle, Kaavia and his mom Jolinda in November 2021.

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Working Mama

Union mused on the difficulties of balancing work and motherhood alongside a series of snaps of her cuddling Kaavia in December 2021. "Hardest part about being a working Mom is missing important events in your kid's lives," she wrote. "Today I missed @kaaviajames holiday program at school and felt so awful to disappoint her. So I did the next best thing and I became her hype woman before I left for work. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°."

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Cuddle Crew

Kaavia and her mom are chilling, while twinning with their cute curls.

"Everybody Tired 🥴😴Always best to let sleeping dogs and sleepy toddlers chill and just be their cute selves 👶🏾🐶," Union captioned the cuddly set of photos.

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Fashion Police

If you're not slaying, then stay home. Kaavia James' style is always on point.

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Brunch Vibes

The Wades do brunch at BLVD Bistro in Harlem, New York.

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Potty Talk

The family embarked on the not-so-fun task of potty training Kaavia in April 2021. "Never thought we'd be bribing someone to poop in the potty but here we are," Union wrote.

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Winter Wonderland

Kaavia is famous for her incredibly expressive face β€” the actress dubbed her "#ShadyBaby" at just a few weeks old β€” and in this photo-op, she didn't disappoint. After her mom set up a mini winter wonderland in their backyard, the then-2-year-old revealed that snow is definitely not her thing.

"So, turns out @kaaviajames is not a fan of snow or sledding!" the L.A.'s Finest actress wrote of her daughter, alongside hilarious snaps of her increasingly displeased face as they went down the homemade hill.

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Sweater Weather

Forget ugly sweater parties β€” Union and Zaya twinned in stylish pullovers to kick off the season of matching PJs and general cozy-wear.

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Unconditional Support

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After Wade confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres that his daughter Zaya is transgender, Zaya's stepmom had some sweet and encouraging words to share about her daughter in a clip she posted on Instagram: "Meet Zaya. She's compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It's ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people."

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No. 1 Dad

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Wade told Ellen DeGeneres on Feb. 11, 2019, that he fully supports Zaya's gender identity.

"When our child comes home with a question, when our child comes home with an issue, when our child comes home with anything, it's our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information we can, the best feedback we can," Wade told DeGeneres. "And that doesn't change because sexuality is now involved."

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Proud Family

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

The family celebrated Pride Month together and wore matching shirts that urged people to "remain inclusive & dedicated 2 equality."

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Bonus Mom Love

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Gabrielle Union and Zion Wade. Dwayne Wade/Instagram

Union joined Zaya on a float at the Pride parade.

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Family Forever

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Zaire and Zion Wade.

The star wrote on her Instagram Story that the event was "a family thing," alongside a photo of Zaya with her brother Zaire.

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Wild Times

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Kaavia got into the Halloween spirit early, with Union posting a photo her daughter in an adorable costume on Oct. 27, 2020.

"I really do hope the lion sleeps tonight 🦁
I cant take the cuteness 😫 πŸ‘ΆπŸΎ" Union captioned her Instagram.

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Vacation Vibes

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

The Union-Wade family always has the best vacation photos. Here, the group is seen posing in Cannes, France, pre-pandemic, while Kaavia fights for "all the attention."

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Matching PJs

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

Here, the family is seen celebrating Christmas in matching pajamas in Hawaii!

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All the Girls

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Dwyane Wade/ Instagram

"My girls," Union captioned this sweet photo with her daughters, Zaya and Kaavia.

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Little Sister Season

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Dwyane Wade/ Instagram

Of course, there was an adorable outtake.

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Flower Power

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Gabrielle Union/ Instagram

These three are serving us some major Halloween inspiration.

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Mini Me

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Gabrielle Union/Instagram

In 2019, Union also had a matching throwback moment with her daughter, who dressed in a Clover's uniform (a nod to Bring It On, a film her mom starred in 20 years ago).

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Baby's First Red Carpet

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Kaavia is already a professional at red carpet posing! Here she is with her mom and dad at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2019.

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Courtside Kisses

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The former Miami Heat player gave his wife a kiss as their daughter, Kaavia, looked on with her trademark nonplussed expression.

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Basketball Baby

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade with daughter Kaavia. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty

Kaavia isn't too sure about this whole "you've got to wear headphones" thing.

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Sweet Smiles

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Gabrielle Union/Instagram

Union hilariously captioned this photo, "When she smiles, I feel unstoppable. However, @kaaviajames did wack me in my larynx and I felt like I could easily be stopped."

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Snuggles with Dad

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Gabrielle Union/ Instagram

Kaavia is her dad's mini-me!

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Best Seats in the House

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

Gabrielle, Dwyane and Zaire sat courtside at All-Star Weekend in February 2019.

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Happy Family

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The pair welcomed baby Kaavia via surrogate in November 2018, and our Instagram feeds have been filled with adorable pics ever since.

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Brotherly Love

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Dwyane Wade/Instagram

Wade's son, Zaire, spent some quality time with his baby sister.

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The Wades at a Wedding

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Gabrielle Union/Instagram

The family cleaned up nicely for a wedding in Venice, Italy, in 2018. Dwyane and Gabrielle were joined by Wade's children, Zaya and Zaire, and nephew Dahveon Morris.

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