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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade gather information about their journey to parenthood. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, broadcast on OWN on December 8, the two share their experiences and milestones on their unique path to parenthood after announcing that their daughter Kaavia James was cast by her deputy on November 7 arrived.
Mother at 46, "says Oprah in a brand new special Oprah at home at Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, and her new baby . Union radiated with joy and answered only with "yes".
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"Everyone was talking about why she behaved as if she had a baby," says Wade. "Do you want to explain that?" Oprah Union asked, her face full of emotion. (Associated: From a stepmother to the revelation of her fertility battles: In Gabrielle's Path to Motherhood)
Kaavia is the first child for Union, while Wade, 36, father of sons Xavier Zechariah, 5, Zion Malachi Airamis, 11 and Zaire Blessing Dwyane, 16. He also raises the nephew Dahveon Morris, 17.
"I am already disturbed. It's still hard to let go, "the actress added as she could not carry the child herself.
A woman's mother had opened in her memoirs for 2017 about her infertility struggles We will need more wine revealing that she had "eight or nine miscarriages".
"For three years my body has been a prisoner trying to get pregnant, I was either about to embark on an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or to get out of an IVF cycle," Union, which she also unveiled, was diagnosed with adenomyosis, a type of endometriosis that occurs only in the uterus.
After realizing how much she enjoyed being with Wade in founding three boys, Union first discovered that "I never wanted children, then I became a stepmother, and there was no place I would prefer to be with them," she said in September 2017 to PEOPLE .
Then I thought, 'Maybe I might be good, and maybe this is something I want to explore,' she continued, 'and I'm totally in love with this guy, so we could deal with 19459015.'
Days after her birth Kaavia's parents publicly announced their name on Instagram. The Miami Heat Shooting Guard shared a photo of himself showing his freshly tattooed shoulders bearing his daughter's unique nickname. "Going back to that night in China, when I decided to have my daughter's name tattooed on me. Kaavia James Union Wade! "Wade wrote. (Associated: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade celebrate First Thanksgiving with daughter after surrogate motherhood)
Union also gave the fans a lesson on how their daughter's first name is pronounced: "@kaaviajames pronounces Kah-Vee-Uh James" [19459006ThestarofLA'sFinest stated on Instagram before revealing just a few nicknames to her daughter: "She has 102 nicknames, including Kaav, Kaavi, Kaavi Baby, Kaavi J, Jamie, KJ, Nugget, Nug , Pooters.
The interview will air on Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday and will be streamed on her Facebook page at 11AM ET / PT. In addition, the interview will be available on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations podcast as of December 10, with the second part available on December 12.
Oprah at home at Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby will air on December 8 at 8 pm ET / PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
This story was originally published on People.com by Karen Mizoguchi and Maria Pasquini.