Gabrielle Union was in her mid-40s when she welcomed her daughter Kaavia, but she believes she couldn’t have done it a better time. She recently opened up about her decision to become a mom later in life and said she has no regrets about this choice.
Union welcomed Kaavia via surrogate in 2018, four years after getting married to the basketball player Dwyane Wade. She’s also a stepdaughter to his children Zaire, Zaya, and Xavier, but little Kaavia, who’ll turn five next month, is their only child together.
Union was 46 when she welcomed Kaavia, and she said she became a mom at the right time because motherhood healed her in a recent video on her Instagram page.
“People always ask, ‘Is it worth it? Having kids later in life? There’s a lot that goes into that answer, but in a nutshell: hell yeah… It’s changed my life in so many wondrous ways that it does make me wish I had done it earlier, just so I have even more time with Kaav,” said Union.
This isn’t the first time Union spoke about becoming a mom at a later age. She previously told Women’s Health that “FOMO would have greatly influenced” her parenting style if she had become a mom earlier, and doing it later allowed her to approach it with the right mindset and mental space.