Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union announced their engagement ... and then even bigger news broke: The Miami Heat star fathered a love child with Aja Metoyer allegedly during a break from his and Union's union.
Xavier Zechariah Wade was born on November 10, 2013 at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, just six weeks before Dwyane Wade popped the question to Union. So who is Wade's baby mama, Aja Metoyer?
Metoyer may have known Wade for a while—and they're making sure he stays in Xavier's life.
Back in 2010, Wade wished Metoyer a happy Mother's Day over Twitter. Chances are they had a past of some sort before they had a son together. Reports say Wade has visited his son regularly since his birth, including on Christmas Day. Metoyer didn't list Wade as the father on Xavier's birth certificate, but she did give the tyke his last name.
She's a baby mama to another celeb, too.
Metoyer has two daughters from Happy Endings star Damon Wayans, Jr., who's the son of In Living Color legend and comedian Damon Wayans. Wayans, Jr. has spoken out about Metoyer's new baby as well as their own relationship—or lack thereof. "I really have nothing to do with Aja's situation. 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 said, adding that the gals "love their little brother."
Wade says he and Metoyer had a fling when he was briefly split from Union ... but the timing doesn't quite add up.
"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. So I'm moving on." He added, "I, my lady and my family have continued to move forward, and I think that's evident with the ring and the proposal that I gave her." Fair enough, but back in February—likely around the time that Xavier was conceived—Union posted a lot of cutesy photos of Wade on Instagram. She only got cryptic around April, only to get mushy again in May. Fishy!
Basketball dads apparently run in Metoyer's family.
Her sister, Cristen "Crissy" Metoyer, is Joe Crawford's baby mama. Must be nice!
Contrary to popular belief, Metoyer is actually pretty private.
Early speculation about Wade's baby mama drama pointed to Sandrina Schultz, who reportedly had an affair with Lamar Odom before he married Khloe Kardashian. They are not the same woman! Aside from separate identities and affairs with two different men, there's another big difference between them: Metoyer's never done any press, while Schultz has gladly sold and told her story more than once. Metoyer deactivated her social media and social networking accounts, apparently having no need for any of that attention. Good for her—and for their kid.