Gabrielle Union Tried The Viral “Fruit Snacks Challenge” On Baby Kaavia James, And She’s Not Having It

Gabrielle Union Motherhood: Kaavia James Union Wade

Gabrielle Union Tried The Viral “Fruit Snacks Challenge” On Baby Kaavia James, And She’s Not Having It

Plus, more relatable mommy moments from the star.

Published May 14th

Written by BET Staff

Gabrielle Union shocked TF out of everyone when she announced she and Dwyane Wade had a baby girl via surrogacy, so how’s motherhood going for her? While we picture the 46-year-old actress singing her baby girl to sleep with her notorious Clovers cheer from Bring It On, we’re sure she’s the real deal. And from what we see on social media, she is!

In Baby Kaavia James' first cover story with Parents Magazine, Gabrielle gave an update on life now that Kaavia has entered the Wade family's lives. "We enjoy every moment," Gabrielle says. "But days fly by in a blur of life. It’s like watching a clip in fast-forward. I’m like, ‘No, I’m still in it!’"

But things were not always that easy when it came to the Wade family's "shady baby."

"Kaavia went through a phase of not napping. I was like, ‘When do I shower or pee or live?’ So I had to get a little comfortable with her crying, which I had not been. And then I took the quickest shower of all time!”

Though she may not have everything on lock when it comes to swaddling or setting up a car seat, Gabrielle says her time as a stepmom has given her perspective on parenting.

"An upside of being 46 and having been a stepparent is I give myself permission to be human. When I need a minute to return emails or cry or mindlessly scroll social media, I’ll take it. I’m not trying to be a perfect parent."

Gabrielle definitely has a teammate and husband all wrapped into one with Dwyane, who took two weeks of paternity leave when Kaavia first arrived. She says that, "Dwyane is like a stage mom. He’s very hands-on. When he’s in Miami and we’re in Los Angeles, he wants to know everything, from her poops to what outfit she’s wearing."

Gabrielle and Dwyane already seem to be setting Kaavia up for greatness and enjoying the life of being new parents!

See for yourself:

  1. Kaavia James was put To the test for the viral "Fruit Snacks Challenge," and She's not having it!

    Gabrielle Union is the latest celebrity to get in on the viral “Fruit Snack Challenge.”

    The actress recently shared a cute Instagram video of her 1-year-old daughter Kaavia James being put to the challenge, which tests kids’ patience, and let’s just say the toddler ain’t having it!  

    Instead of fruit snacks, Gabrielle enticed Kaavia with Bitsy’s Brain Food since it’s one of her favorite treats. However, the challenge hilariously backfired as quickly as it started. In the clip, Gabby sits her adorable daughter in a chair and explains the rules. “Wait until mommy comes back,” she said. Welp, baby Kaav wasn’t having it. She quickly jumped up to grab her snacks before Gabrielle even had a chance to leave the room.

    Some might say it was an epic fail, but she’s only a year old. And you can’t blame a girl for knowing exactly what she wants!


  2. Forget Easter eggs! Kaavia James wanted her mama’s phone and didn’t want to take any pictures until she handed it over!
  3. As a Black woman, Gabrielle knows the importance of #HairLove, and naturally, she's sharing it with her baby girl.
  4. Selfies on Set!
  5. Pumpkin Problems!
  6. Baby Clover
  7. Shady Baby Serving Face
     Gabrielle Union, Kaavia James Union Wade, and Dwyane Wade at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2019. The family posted on the carpet for a candid family photo. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
  8. Protective Style Play Time
  9. Backstage Baby Bounce
  10. Mommy-Daughter Cover Girls
  11. Bonnet Buddies
  12. BFF Duty
  13. Kaavia Turn Up!
  14. Kaavia Kisses
  15. Cuddle Queen
  16. Bestie Baby Fever
  17. Squad Goals
  18. Meet Kaavia James Union Wade
  19. She's a protective mama bear. Her first instinct was to keep the pregnancy via surrogacy under wraps.
  20. She immediately began practicing Skin-to-Skin which benefits include releasing hormones that relieve stress and stabilize baby's temperature, breathing rate, heart rate, and more.
  21. She sacrifices her shower time for baby girl, but also appreciates help from daddy, Dywane Wade.
  22. Aww...She's already a pro at mommy cuddles.
  23. She's Falling In Love With That New Baby Scent

(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)


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