Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union seem to be soaking in every moment they can of their newly minted status as parents. One week after welcoming their daughter into the world, the couple revealed her name through a super-sweet Instagram post on Wade’s account, which also reveals his new tattoo. Can you guess how the two are connected?
That’s right. Wade is so smitten he’s already inked his daughter’s name into his skin.
On Thursday, Wade posted a throwback photo that shows the top of his head and his shoulders while he sits in the chair at a tattoo parlor. On his shoulders, the name Kaavia James is written in fresh ink, and in the caption, he wrote, “Goes back to that one night in China when I decided to get my daughters [sic] name tattooed on me. Kaavia James Union Wade! #paternityleave”
According to E! News, Union and Wade have shared a lot of significant moments from the last week on their respective social media accounts, including the same slideshow of photos from the hospital with nearly identical captions. Union has revealed that Kaavia is already a daddy’s girl, and Wade shared a sweet photo of himself relaxing with Kaavia in his lap while he apparently watched some football to relax.
Union also revealed her feelings on Kaavia’s baby smell, calling it “heaven.”
It’s heartwarming to see this family bonding and enjoying quality time together. According to E!, Union and Wade started dating in 2009, then got married in 2014. Union has been especially forthcoming about how hard the road to parenthood has been for both of them. In her 2017 memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, Union revealed she suffered multiple miscarriages and struggled with IVF to conceive before getting pregnant with Kaavia. These moments are well-deserved, and we’re excited the pair are sharing them with their fans.