That being said, the oldest child in the family followed suit after his dad and stepmom Gabrielle Union showed little Zaya love on social media following the reveal that she identifies as a transgender female.
Filmed by her pro basketball player husband Dwyane Wade, 38, the video showed the 12-year-old speaking frankly.
"Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union...we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we're proud allies as well", Wade told DeGeneres on her Tuesday broadcast.
The child told the family that she wished to go by she/her pronouns and the name Zaya.
"Once Zaya came home and said, 'I want you to call me Zaya and I'm ready to take on this, ' I looked at her and said, 'You are a leader". I think going forth, I'm ready to live my truth.
"Even when people are being mean, and when people are getting hurt because they're trying to be themselves and even through that you still want people to live their truth?" her father asks.
This important moment for Wade's family proved to be too much for former National Football League running back Larry Johnson, who has taken issue with Wade in the past, and is well-known for spouting bathsit insane nonsense on social media about the Illuminati, the occult, the National Football League and NBA's "effeminate agenda" that is being pushed, and anything else that pops into his not at all CTE-damaged head. "And this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice'".
Union also took to Twitter on Tuesday with a video and warm message to introduce Zaya. "At 12-years-old a lot of us didn't know who we were and we figure it out until we get to high school or college, or we're in our 30's", Wendy explained with tears in her eyes. Wade is also the legal guardian of his 18-year-old nephew, Dahveon Morris. "She's compassionate, loving, whip-smart and we are so proud of her. My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of 'Pose, '" Wade said, referring to the FX drama series centered around black and latino LGBTQ characters. It's Ok to listen to, love and respect your children exactly as they are.
Gabrielle Union has thanked fans for their "love and encouragement" after her step-daughter came out as transgender. Love and light good people.