Baby Kaavia James has bagged her first magazine cover with her stunning mom, Gabrielle Union.
The 4-month-old and the actress/activist/author are the cover stars of Parents magazine with Gabrielle sharing her journey to motherhood and how Kaavia has changed her life in the May issue.
Sharing a snap of the cover on Instagram, Gabrielle wrote: “This little girl has brought a light and joy to my life I didn’t even know possible. Without words, she has challenged me to be a better version of myself, and on the daily has me busting out in fits of laughter.”
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My favorite cover yet. #shadybaby is on magazines stands… world watch out. @kaaviajames is already my kinda girl and is my forever #wcw. She smiles when she sees @dwyanewade and has a loud laugh that sounds like husky voiced unicorn giggles. This little girl has brought a light and joy to my life I didn’t even know was possible. Without words, she has challenged me to be a better version of myself, and on the daily has me busting out in fits of laughter. Time to eat up the cuteness on this cover 😍
Gabrielle and her husband, Dwyane Wade, surprised the world when they welcomed Kaavia via a surrogate on 7 November 2018. Following multiple miscarriages and almost 5-years of failed IVF attempts, Gabrielle’s dream of giving her three step-sons a sibling came true.
“To hear her [Kaavia] breathing and crying was a dream. We didn’t really allow ourselves to believe it until then,” the 46-year-old said of her baby girl’s arrival.
Aside from being a mom to now four kids, Gabrielle hasn’t given up on her professional goals. Admitting she’s only human, the Breaking In actress says she’s okay with not having to be perfect all the time.
“I’m okay with life not being balanced. I’m not hitting it out of the park in every area. There are times I should be studying lines, but I’m playing with my baby and I’m enjoying it.”
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@Gabunion, actress and executive producer for upcoming show @lasfinesttv, and creator of her own line at @nyandcompany, stars on our May cover with her newest bundle of joy, @kaaviajames. While she's been a stepmom for years to husband @dwyanewade's 3 sons, she's embracing raising a newborn girl for the first time at age 46. "I suck at swaddling,” she says. "I never knew there were so many types of nipples. And installing a car seat is like taking the SATs!" 😅 While the actress is also in the process of developing 7 TV shows and 5 films, she's cherishing each and every precious moment with Kaavia. “This has been the divine coming to fruition. Kaavia has allowed us to dream bigger and wider than we ever have before.” ❤️ Tap the link in bio to read more of her story. 📸: @thomaswhiteside