The announcement about Dwayne Wade’s new lovechild just days after his new engagement to Gabrielle Union was….messy, to say the least, but there is one person who’s staying all the way out of it! “New Girl” star Damon Wayne Jr., who has two daughters with Aja Metoyer, the mother of Wade’s new baby boy (she sure does have a thing for the DW initials, huh?) shared his thoughts on the ordeal.
“I really have nothing to do with Aja’s situation,” Damon told TMZ of his 30-year-old ex. “We both live completely separate lives, aside from co-parenting. My concern are my daughters and that they don’t get hurt in any of this.” He even added that his girls, “love their little brother and that’s all I care about.”
Wade has claimed that he and fiancee Gabrielle Union were on a break when his latest child, who was born on November 10, 2013, was conceived. TMZ also reports that while Metoyer didn’t list Wade (or anyone else for that matter) as the father on the birth certificate, she did give the child Wade’s last name. The baby boy was christened Xavier Zechariah Wade.
As for Gabby? The “Being Mary Jane” star hit her Twitter with a not so subliminal message when the news of the new child hit the web, December 30th:
Workin on ME has gotten me MUCH further than obsessing/criticizing/judging other folks. U never lose when u work on yourself
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 30, 2013
And this morning the actress posted pictures on her social media accounts showing off her rock and a smile along side her boo and the caption, “And in other news… Happy Freakin New Year!!! #eatpraylove #lovelightpeace:”
Welp, moving on! It’s not like we haven’t see these blended families work out in the public eye before…
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Our Favorite Celeb Engagement Rocks [PHOTOS]
1. Evelyn Lozada
While we were all opening gifts under the tree on Christmas morning, Crawford proposed to Evelyn Lozada with a 14.5 carat ring designed by Jason of Beverly Hills, the same jeweler who hooked up Dwayne Wade with Gabrielle Union’s bling. Evelyn posted the ring on her Instagram page with the caption, “YES!” http://bit.ly/1fJA8is
2. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade made it official just four days before Christmas. “Sooooo this happened… #Yessss,” Gabby posted on Instagram, flashing the rock. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1cJFEOO and keep clicking to see more of our favorite celeb sparklers!
3. Kelly Rowland
"He put a ring on it!" Kelly finally admitted during an interview that will appear on "The Queen Latifah Show" Wednesday (December 18)! See how her manger-turned-fiancé Tim Witherspoon popped the question here: http://bit.ly/1gE3hzj
Ciara's found her prince charming in Future! The "Body Party" singer flashed her $500,000 15-carat rock on Instagram. Congrats to her and Future!
5. Kim Kardashian
Third time's a charm! Kanye West popped the question to Kim Kardashian and you guess it, she said yes! Kanye rented out San Francisco's AT&T Park where he got down on one knee and asked for Kimmy Cakee's hand in marriage. "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" flashed across the jump screen while Ye' proposed. Kim flashed the ring while joined by family around her. In light of the celebration, we've collaborated a list of the biggest celebrity rocks.
6. Kim Kardashian
Kanye bought his baby's mother a flawless 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. Kim K posted a better look at the ring on her Instagram.
7. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington flashed her wedding band on the red carpet of the Emmys. She secretly wed her hubby NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha.
Stevie Harvey purchased his wife Marjorie a massive 25-carat ring to adorn her pretty little finger.
9. Naya Rivera
Rapper Big Sean surprised us all when he proposed to his short-term girlfriend an elegant engagement ring. The "Glee" star debuted the cushion cut diamond bordered by a halo and french-set band at the LATINA Magazine party.
10. Mariah Carey
Mariah's hubby Nick Cannon spent $2.5 million on a 14-carat emerald-cut pink diamond surrounded by 58 smaller pink diamonds by jeweler Jacob & Co. for his bride.
11. Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom dropped about $850,000 on a 12.5-carat radiant-cut diamond ring for Khloe Kardashian.
Jay Z went to the same jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz, as Kanye West to purchase Beyonce's flawless 18-carat diamond ring. Bey's rock is worth more than $5 million.
13. Wendy Williams
At 7-carats, media Mogul Wendy Williams has one of the biggest rings of all time. "The stone originally was maybe 3 carats, but he replaced it in our seventh year," she said.
14. Savannah Brinson
Sometimes less is better. Lebron James splurged on his longtime partner, $300,000 pear-shaped, center diamond cut ring.
15. Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen recently walked down the aisle following his InterludesLive performance on TV One. Chrissy donned a cushion-cut diamond engagement ring.
16. La La Anthony
Carmelo Anthony is such a great husband. The New York Knick upgraded La La's original ring to this huge 20-carat rock. “Well I was surprised that I was given a ring. This summer will make nine years that my husband and I have been together total. He just wanted to do something special and I appreciate it,” La told Lady Bitchie. “You know it’s not really about the material things to me. It’s about the thought behind it.”
17. Yandy Smith
Remember when Mendeeces proposed to Yandy Smith on "Love & Hip Hop New York"? Ugh, so romantic. Yandy's ring is definitely on our list of favorite rocks.
Brandy recently got engaged to her boyfriend (who happens to look a whole lot like Laz Alonzo) when he dropped down on one knee and presented her with this fancy ringlet.
19. Evelyn Lozada
Evelyn's boyfriend of one year LA Dodger, Carl Crawford proposed to her with this 14.5 carat sparkler in hand. The ring isn't shabby at all and, with a $1.4 million price tag, it's hard to ignore. Congrats!