Gabrielle Union is a showstopper on her own, but her family don’t mind the spotlight either. The actor brought husband Dwyane Wade and 4-year-old daughter Kaavia to the Los Angeles premiere of her new film “Strange World” on Nov. 15, and they made quite the stylish trio in coordinating Valentino looks. Union wowed in a Barbie-pink gown with a rosette-trimmed neckline, Wade wore an all-black suit and pink sneakers, and Kaavia matched both of her parents in a black quilted dress and pink handbag.
Union took a moment to speak about parenting at the screening. “I think we all have dreams and ideas about how we want our kids’ lives to turn out, and some of us are a little bit more insistent than others,” she said in a red carpet interview. “But in our household, we realized rather quickly [that] no matter what we wanted for our children, they are who they are from birth, and it’s our job to nurture their originality and their own path. When they tell us repeatedly for years who they are, it’s our job to believe them and create a safe space and a sanctuary in our home, no matter what the outside noise is saying outside our doors.”
While Union’s heartfelt message on acceptance aligned with the theme of her new film, which features Disney’s first openly gay teen romance in an animated feature, it also hits close to home. She and Wade coparent Zaya Wade, whom her husband shares with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, and have been vocal about their support for the 15-year-old since she came out as transgender in 2020.
Check out the Union-Wade dream team and their fearless daughter on the red carpet at the “Strange World” premiere ahead.