Just earlier this week came news that actress Gabrielle Union is engaged to NBA star Dwyane Wade, and already more adorable details are surfacing about their relationship!
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Long before Wade put an engagement ring on it, the pair, who have been together since 2009, acted as a cozy family unit. After all, when word spread that Wade did finally propose, news that the couple's holiday card was signed as the "Wade/Union family" also surfaced. Plus, Wade enlisted his two sons and nephew to play an integral role in his romantic proposal (they three boys held up signs asking Union to "marry us"). Even if it wasn't official yet, the Miami Heat player and his longtime girlfriend were in a very serious and committed place. This is the precise reason why we couldn't be more thrilled that Wade posted a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube of the family's holiday photo shoot.
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The clip opens with Gabrielle getting her makeup done, announcing that they are behind-the-scenes of the shoot, and making a quick jab that she'd "just say the Wade family shoot, but we're not married" (and subsequently makes a face at the camera). The jokes don't stop there, Wade comes out, stands in front of Union, and says "The reason we're doing this photo shoot is me."
Sprinkled in between various dance breaks, costume changes, adorable exclamations from the kids, and the couple's fight for the spotlight are stolen moments between Gabrielle and Dwayne (um, can you say most attractive couple ever?!). Our favorite part, though, is a "Mr. Swag" cutaway, in which Wade's youngest son walks viewers through his stylish attire in a way that will make your heart instantly melt (forget most attractive couple, they're the most attractive family ever).
Needless to say, we're loving this glimpse into the Wade/Union unit! Wade is clearly a family man, so we're sure when the couple does tie the knot, the kids will be just as involved in the ceremony as they were in the photo shoot and proposal.
Happy holidays to the soon-to-be Wade family and happy watching!