By Terry Shropshire
You can almost feel the sincerity and emotion in every word NBA legend and champion Dwyane Wade wrote in a heartfelt public letter to his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, for Mother’s Day.
Known throughout pop culture as D-Wade, the recently retired basketball icon finally publicly addressed his major transgression six years ago where he fathered a son with current “Basketball Wives” star Aja Metoyer while dating Union.
Most observers thought the power couple’s relationship would instantly implode. However, the 46-year-old “Being Mary Jane” star found it within herself to forgive him after being put in an “impossible situation.” And D-Wade thanked “Gabby” profusely for making him a better man, father and son and for making life “fun.”
Of course, Union and Wade, 37, went on to get married and are raising Wade’s three sons together. And now, they are raising their “miracle” daughter Kaavia together.
Under the following photo posted to his Instagram page, D-Wade delivered this powerful message to his loving wife:
“I put you in an impossible situation and some how you helped me come out of it stronger. I wanna say Happy Mothers Day to my best f—— friend! Thank you for the Mom that you already are to our miracle Kaavia. Thank you for stepping in and raising those boys just like they were your own. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank you for the daily photoshoots. Thank you for FUN. Thank you for Adventure. Thank you for keeping it sexy. Thank you for pushing me to be a better business man. Thank you for helping me become a better son. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I Love You and i celebrate you on YOUR day. Happy Mother’s Day Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade. (sic)”
This article originally appeared in Rollingout.com.