It looks like Santa Claus can cross off the Wade/Union household from his Christmas Eve deliveries.
In an interview with Tamron Hall for O Magazine, Union revealed why husband Dwyane Wade won’t let their kids believe in jolly Old Saint Nick.
“I’ll say to my husband, ‘Let’s tell the kids their Christmas gifts are from Santa.’ And my husband is like, ‘There’s no way in hell I’m letting these kids think that old white man is sneaking into our house and doing anything for them’,” she explained.
And it all stems from Wade’s childhood, “He didn’t grow up believing in Santa Claus.”
The “L.A.’s Finest” actress added, “We have these conversations when it comes to raising our children about where to draw the line between fantasy and ‘Hey, that’s not how life works.'”
And Hall, host of Global’s upcoming “Tamron Hall”, agrees with Wade, who says, “Modern parenting is especially difficult for parents of colour” because “we have to talk about not only ‘Are we gonna say Santa exists,’ but also ‘Is Santa Black?’”
The couple share daughter Kaavia James, 10 months, while the former basketball star is also father to Xavier Zechariah, 5½, Zion Malachi Airamis, 12, and Zaire Blessing Dwyane, 17. He is also guardian to nephew Dahveon, 18.
Meanwhile, Hall welcomed her first son Moses earlier this year.