Gabrielle Union’s little girl is known as a “Shady Baby” online, but a new video of the infant sees little Kaavia James Union Wade breaking into a smile.
The 4-month-old daughter of Union and her Miami Heat guard husband Dwyane Wade couldn’t help but grin as she sat in a “Finding Nemo” themed bouncer. Union set the short clip to Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Kaavia James raised her arms above her head and showed off her gummy grin as she bobbed in her play walker.
“Don’t Worry. Be Happy. A little joy for the timeline 👼🏾” the baby’s famous mom captioned the March 5 clip.
Several fans marveled at the fact that Kaavia James, who has been deemed the “Shady Baby” by her mom and dad who run her Instagram account, actually smiled on camera.
“Oh she smiles? 🙄”
“I’m finally seeing the Shady Baby, smile😍”
“We finally get a little smile! 😍😍😍😍”
“Wait.. is that half a smile?! Shady baby does smile 💙💙 😍 Hahaa @gabunion.”
“OMG!!! Finally a smile!!!! She’s adorable!!!”
However, some have taken to Kaavia James’ adorably shady looks and wanted to see more of it.
“She’s so pretty when she smiles but I just love her shady baby faces 😍”
“No the brand is Shady Baby! Stay on brand, no smiles! 😆”
“Shady Baby is #mood!!!”
After Kaavia James was born via surrogate in November, her parent-run Instagram page has taken off with her “Shady Baby” antics.
The youngster is never afraid to throw shade at her NBA star dad — even on his birthday.
“Happy 37th Birthday to my Daddy!! Those new teeth are the real MVP #shadybaby,” read the caption of a photo of Kaavia James and Wade, who showed off his recent dental work.
Another photo saw Kaavia James looking quite unamused about having to actually swim at a pool party.
“She said we weren’t gonna swim at the swim party. She said nobody actually ever swims at swim parties 😒 SABOTAGED! #shadybaby 👶🏾”
Union discussed the hit page with People magazine a month ago and said the inspiration stemmed from Kaavia James having a good blend of her parents’ traits.
“She looks just like Dad, but I’d like to think the attitude is from me,” the actress explained. “She will stare into your soul and tell you about yourself through her eyes.”