Kaavia James and Gabrielle Union sent Dwyane Wade a heartwarming birthday message while he was miles from home. On January 17, the Proudly co-founder celebrated his 41st birthday in Paris with Zaire Wade, Richard Ingraham, Chris Johnson, Cory Smith and more of his friends. Back at home, 4-year-old Kaavia shot a video in honor of her dad’s big day.
“Happy birthday, daddy,” Kaavia said, dressed in a princess dress and pigtails. “I know you’re going to have a great birthday. We’ll be singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you tomorrow and it looks like you’re very happy to see me today.”
“May this year bring peace to your soul and light to your inner child. I love you baby, happy birthday!” Union said.
In the caption, she added: “Happy birthday to my dad!!! May this year be as strong and lush as your hairline.” At the end of the clip, Kaavia promised Wade that she would see him tomorrow for a scheduled video chat. “My baby,” Wade commented on Kaavia’s post, followed by a series of red heart emojis. The video ended with snaps of the Union-Wade family enjoying a vacation at the beach.
On her own Instagram account, Union shared clips of herself and Wade looking hot on the red carpet, playing poolside games with Kaavia, playing golf, biking and spending time together at the beach. “EVOLUTION will be televised,” she captioned the montage, which Jovanie captioned “Happy Birthday.” “Another year around the sun and more lessons learned and more adventures. May this year bring peace to your soul and light to your inner child. I love you baby, happy birthday!”
A few months earlier, on November 15, the trio performed in coordinating outfits at the “Strange World” premiere in Los Angeles.
Watch Kaavia’s adorable video tribute to her dad above.