Before facing the Denver Nuggets last night, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade confirmed reports on Monday that he fathered a child to a woman other than his fiancee, actress Gabrielle Union.
“In our time apart, in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son who was born healthy,” Wade said of the one-month-old.
“I got a chance to see him,” Wade said. “I’m involved in my kids’ lives, you know. When my kids lived at home with me, when they weren’t living at home with me, I tried to do everything I could to see them.”
Wade has been outspoken about the need for fathers to be involved in their children’s lives and wrote a book based on his two sons, “A Father First.” Reporters asked if his current situation compromised the book and he said it did not.
“It would compromise it if I wasn’t a father first,” Wade said. “This is something obviously private for my family that we will continue to deal with as a family. But we have a blessing, too, to the bloodline, the Wade bloodline. From that standpoint, to me, it doesn’t state anything differently than what I’ve always shown.”
The woman Wade was rumored to have the child with is named Sandrina Schultz. However, TMZ has obtained a birth certificate that reveals the mother is 30-year-old Aja Metoyer. Metoyer did not list Wade as the father on the birth certificate, but she did give the child Dwyane’s last name.
Metoyer has two other children with actor Damon Wayans, Jr.
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