NBA superstar Dwayne Wade with his teen daughter Zaya
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NBA super star Dwayne Wade is a proud dad after his 15-year-old transgender daughter Zaya made her runway debut during the Miu Miu's Paris Fashion Week.

The teens modelling debut comes in just a week after a Los Angeles County judge legally allowed her to change her name and gender.

Zaya rocked the runway in a green wool ensemble jacket, skirt and brown high-heeled shoes. Her dad couldn't help gushing over her as he even shed a tear watching the gracefulness in which she took the stage.


Wade, alongside celebrity actress/author wife Gabrielle Union, had front-row seats at the show which was held at the Palais d'Iéna in Paris, France, to show support for Zaya for it all.

And the two couldn't stop beaming from ear to ear. Wade actually looked like he had just won another NBA championship.

Afterward, he warmly embraced his daughter whispering several words of encouragement to her.


Taking to his Instagram page the 41-year-old basketball star couldn't help but melt over how proud he was of it all while adding, "I'm not crying, you're crying."

He also took to his Twitter page to share a photo of the fam at the event ... writing in the caption, "Just an icon living. Zaya’s @MIUMIUofficial debut."

The couple, who wed in 2014, sported matching all-black ensembles for the show.

The "Bring It On" star donned a short-sleeved maxi dress paired with thong sandals, a black leather handbag, and shades.

Wade, for his part, wore a black Prada leather jacket with a white button-down shirt underneath, trousers, and white sneakers.

Zaya's name change verdict came 3 years after 15-year-old publicly came out as a transgender girl, back in February 2020 with her dad right beside her.

However, she only made the petition for the name and gender change last year.

And it had been making its way through the courts since August 2022. She now legally goes by the name Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade.

The former NBA star, 41, first revealed that his eldest daughter is transgender while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2020.

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