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Dwayne Wade fathers newborn son; Gabrielle Union not the mother

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Miami Heat All-star Dwayne Wade has made headlines this week with news of his newborn son quickly circulating. Wade recently confirmed the birth of his one-month old son who according to TMZ has been named Xavier Zechariah Wade. In an interview before a recent game Wade claimed the child was conceived with an unidentified woman while he was on a break from his relationship with actress Gabrielle Union.

Wade stated, "I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy."

During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dwayne Wade said the couple had been having issues because of their busy schedules. However, once they got back together they worked through all of their issues including Wade's relationship with the woman who is now the mother of his third child.

TMZ has reported the mother of the newborn child as 31-year-old Aja Metoyer. While rumors of the woman's identity continue to surface, Wade's soon-to-be-wife Gabrielle Union has reportedly been on vacation.

Union shared a few words with her Twitter followers as word quickly spread about the love child:

"Workin on ME has gotten me MUCH further than obsessing/criticizing/judging other folks. U never lose when u work on yourself" - @itsgabrielleu

According to sources close to the couple Union was already aware of the child prior to her and Wade getting back together.

After Wade's recent proposal, both he and Union seem to be doing just fine despite the recent spike in media speculation about the couple.

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