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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade celebrate their daughter second birthday: The light of our lives – Daily Mail

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade celebrate their daughter second birthday: The light of our lives – Daily Mail

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade celebrate their daughter Kaavia’s second birthday with heartfelt tribute: ‘The light of our lives’

Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade are celebrating ‘the light of their lives’ on social media.

The couple’s baby girl, Kaavia James, turned two-years-old on Saturday, November 7.

To mark her special day, the actress shared a slideshow, and the former basketball great followed suit with a photo montage, documenting their love and just how much Kaavia has grown these past couple of years.

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Happy birthday: Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade celebrated their daughter Kaavia's second birthday on Saturday, November 7

Happy birthday: Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade celebrated their daughter Kaavia's second birthday on Saturday, November 7

Happy birthday: Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade celebrated their daughter Kaavia’s second birthday on Saturday, November 7

‘The light of our lives. The spark to our joy in dark times. The giggler of farts. The eater of alllll the food. The dancer to the jams. The smart, funny, adventurous, cutie that gave us a different kind of purpose,’ the Bring It On actress, 48, gushed in the caption.

‘We ♥️ [love] you sooooo much @kaaviajames, she added, ‘Happy Birthday babygirl. #ShadyBabyTurns2’

Union’s video slideshow, consisting of about 20 images, spanned her little girl’s life, starting when she was an infant all the way to her second birthday. 

Mother's love: The actress shared a video slideshow that spanned her little girl's life, starting when she was an infant all the way to her second birthday

Mother's love: The actress shared a video slideshow that spanned her little girl's life, starting when she was an infant all the way to her second birthday

Mother’s love: The actress shared a video slideshow that spanned her little girl’s life, starting when she was an infant all the way to her second birthday

Tribute: The slideshow also contained adorable family snaps, including her husband snuggled up with their baby girl

Tribute: The slideshow also contained adorable family snaps, including her husband snuggled up with their baby girl

Tribute: The slideshow also contained adorable family snaps, including her husband snuggled up with their baby girl

Doting mom: One of the photos showed Union with her daughter on her lap

Doting mom: One of the photos showed Union with her daughter on her lap

Doting mom: One of the photos showed Union with her daughter on her lap

In his own heartfelt tribute, Wade touched on how Kaavia’s arrival on November 7 has made the date a truly monumental day for the family. 

‘November 7th was always a special day in my life because it’s my Mothers birthday but now it’s times that special,’ the former Miami Heat superstar wrote along with a series of photos.

‘Happy 2nd Birthday to my BOSS kaaviajames aka Shady baby aka 2020 Meme Mood. Thank you for providing laughter and joy to our lives and so many other families!’

Wade, 38, also shared a touching tribute to his mother on Instagram with a series of photos.  

‘Happy 66th Birthday to my beautiful Mother. I hope you feel how much we love you on this day and every other day,’ he wrote in a separate post. 

'Light of their lives': Kaavia is the couple's only biological child together; the retired basketball great also has a daughter and two sons from two previous relationships

'Light of their lives': Kaavia is the couple's only biological child together; the retired basketball great also has a daughter and two sons from two previous relationships

‘Light of their lives’: Kaavia is the couple’s only biological child together; the retired basketball great also has a daughter and two sons from two previous relationships

Heartfelt tribute: The former Miami Heat great shared how November 7 has extra special meaning since it's both his daughter and his mother's birthday

Heartfelt tribute: The former Miami Heat great shared how November 7 has extra special meaning since it's both his daughter and his mother's birthday

Heartfelt tribute: The former Miami Heat great shared how November 7 has extra special meaning since it’s both his daughter and his mother’s birthday

Social media butterflies: The former Miami Heat superstar and his wife have been sharing updates on their family on social media

Social media butterflies: The former Miami Heat superstar and his wife have been sharing updates on their family on social media

Social media butterflies: The former Miami Heat superstar and his wife have been sharing updates on their family on social media

Union and Wade are also the proud parents to the retired basketball star’s daughter Zaya, 13, and two sons Xavier Zechariah, seven this month, and Zaire, 18, from two previous relationships.

The couple stared dating back in 2008 and eventually tied-the-knot in August of 2014 in Miami.  

Along with Bring It One (2000), her breakout role, Union’s Hollywood resume also includes  Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Bad Boys II (2003), Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Think Like a Man (2012), the drama series Being Mary Jane (2013-2019) and the comedy action crime series L.A.’s Finest (2019-present).

Son's love: Wade, 38, also shared a touching tribute to his mother for her 66th birthday; they are pictured with Wade's sister Tragil

Son's love: Wade, 38, also shared a touching tribute to his mother for her 66th birthday; they are pictured with Wade's sister Tragil

Son’s love: Wade, 38, also shared a touching tribute to his mother for her 66th birthday; they are pictured with Wade’s sister Tragil

Going strong: The couple have been married since August 2014

Going strong: The couple have been married since August 2014

Going strong: The couple have been married since August 2014

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