Retired NBA all star Dwyane Wade has officially taken legal action to have his daughter Zaya Wade’s name and gender changed!
The request was made earlier this week within the Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of the 15 year old. Dwyane is seeking to change her name from Zion Malachi Airamis Wade to Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade, reads court documents obtained by The Blast .
Following the request Zaya will be referred to as a female moving forward. Sources confirm that Dwyane has also notified the courts he has full authority to file the petition without Zaya’s mother Siohvaughn Funches consent.
It has been indicated that “as a courtesy,” Dwyane’s ex-wife still “received notice” of his petition.
Back in 2020, Dwyane stated “She’s known since she was 3 years old,” he told “GMA” anchor Robin Roberts in February 2020 in explains Zaya’s journey. “Along this way, we’ve asked questions and we’ve learned. But she’s known.”