Gabrielle Union Shares Proposal Story and How Dwyane Wade’s Sons Were In On It

By  | 


Gabrielle Union showed off her $1 million diamond engagement ring last month, but what’s the story behind the proposal? As it turns out, the special moment was a joint effort by the Wade family.

“We went to brunch, and we went to tour our house, which is being constructed. It’s a construction site—it’s nowhere close to being done,” Union shared with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on their talk show. “I should have known something was up when [Dwyane] was like, ‘’Are you gonna do your hair? Are you gonna put on makeup?’ I’m like, ‘To go to a construction site? No.’”

The actress was touring the upstairs portion with her NBA star beau when the Wade’s sons, Zaire and Zion, and nephew, Dahveon, called out from the pool to do a presentation for the couple. Union didn’t think much of the request because the boys generally enjoyed partaking in skits and songs, but this time, Union turned around to see Zaire, Zion and Dahveon holding signs that read “Will you marry us?”

At first, Union wasn’t sure how to react: “They’ve been asking us to get married for two years and they talk about it all the time, so I’m thinking they’ve just made signs. I was like, ‘Well this is awkward.’ I turn to look at D like, ‘Here we go,’ and he’s down on one knee with a ring and said, ‘Will you marry us?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, this is serious! This is a thing! Yes! Of course, yes!'”

She repeated her answer to the kids, and so now a new chapter of the Wade family begins!