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NBA star Dwayne Wade reportedly fathered a son with a woman named Aja Metoyer while he was on a break from his current fianceé Gabrielle Union. Though the news is just now breaking, Union, an actress, knew about the love child before she said “yes,” Us Weekly reports.
TMZ reported Tuesday that the 30-year-old Metoyer is the mother of the basketball player’s youngest son, Xavier Zechariah Wade, who was born Nov. 10. That’s six weeks before he asked his Hollywood starlet to be his bride.
TMZ added that even though Metoyer didn’t list Wade as the father on the birth certificate, she did give the child his last name. The gossip site added that Xavier is her third child. She reportedly has two other children with “Happy Endings” star Damon Wayans Jr.
Metoyer was described as someone the Miami Heat player had known for “many years.” Wade also has two children with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches: Zaire; 11 and Zion; 6. He has custody of both children after a hot-blooded courtroom battle, which lasted for three years.
Wade has already responded to the news via a recent press conference, explaining that the child was conceived while he and Union were on break from the relationship.