7 mother-daughter style inspirations from Gabrielle Union and Kaavia

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7 mother-daughter style inspirations from Gabrielle Union and Kaavia that you can rock this Christmas.

Gabrielle Union and her cute daughter Kaavia are one of the mother-daughter duos on the internet that will keep you saying “awwwww!” when you view their posts. Kaavia is quite a sensation herself with her cute facial expressions people have come to love. She is the only child Union has with her husband Dwyane Wade, although Wade has three other children from two different women. 

What makes Gabrielle and her daughter stand out from other mother-daughter duo is how cute they look together in their outfits, the story surrounding the birth of Kaavia, and her facial expressions in most of the pictures.

Gabrielle Monique Union was born on 29 October 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska. Her parents divorced after 30 years of marriage, but they ensured it didn’t affect her and her siblings. While growing up, she battled self-esteem issues and was considered mean by many until her trainer A.J Johnson confronted her. At the age of 19, while working a part-time job at a payless shoe store, she was attacked and raped by a robber who came to the store.

Gabrielle began her career in the 1990s but didn’t hit her big break until the year 2000 when she played a role in the teen film Bring it on. After that, she has appeared in other films like The Brother’ (2001), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Think Like a Man (2012), Think Like a Man Too (2014), and many other movies. She has also written four books — two memoirs and two children’s books.

Union was married to NFL player Chris Howard in 2001, but they got divorced in 2005. She started dating NBA player Dwyane Wade in 2008, and they got married in 2014. Gabrielle became stepmother to Wade’s children while trying to conceive. Gabrielle was later diagnosed with adenomyosis – a type of endometriosis that often causes infertility in women. She tried IVF and all sorts of fertility medications, but it proved futile, and she kept suffering miscarriages.

In her new book, You got anything Stronger? she opened up about her struggle with having a child and why she decided to have Kaavia via surrogacy.

She also mentioned feeling inadequate knowing that her husband could easily impregnate any woman (which he did); “The experience of Dwyane having a baby so easily while I was unable to lift my soul not just broken into pieces, but shattered into fine dust scattering in the wind,” she writes. “With desperate hands, we gathered what we could to slowly remake me into something new.” 

In November 2018, Kaavia James Wade was born, and she turned three in November 2021. There are so many pictures of her and mum in twinning attires, and we have gathered 7 of such beautiful moments.

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1. Ankara Material

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Just when Kaavia was 8 months old, she became an internet sensation after looking all glammed up in matching outfits with mummy while on the Wade World Tour. Kaavia had on a dress made from Ankara and a matching scarf, while her mum donned a swimsuit and scarf made from African prints.

2 Monochrome

Gabriella Union and Kaavia
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During the 2020 lockdown, while at home, Kaavia and her very stylish mother were serving us a fabulous mother and daughter look in this monochrome attire.

3. Mother-daughter dress


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In September 2021, the actress went to a fancy event with her toddler looking all gorgeous. Union had on an elegant Valentirio couture gown from the label’s spring 2020 collection, while Kaavia wore Lanvin dress with pale pink Mary-Jane flats.

4 African Prints

Gabriella Union and Kaavia
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While vacationing in Italy, the duo shared a hotshot with Gabrielle showing off her bikini body in a bikini set from Sai Sankoh resort wear while baby Kaavia rocked an identical Ankara dress for babies with a matching print head-wrap.

5. Multicolored Striped dress


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Above is another beautiful picture Union shared on her Instagram page of her and her daughter Kaavia twining in multicoloured striped dresses while in the garden in their home. she captioned it, “Never thought I’d be the chick that liiiiives for a #twinningwithmommy moment but here I am.”

6. Flowery patterned shorts and shirt


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The duos look good in their matching outfits both indoor and outdoor. In this picture taken at home, the duo rock flowery patterned shorts and shirts barefoot and baby Kaavia doesn’t seem to be in the mood for pictures.

7. Winter outfit


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The duo looks winter-ready in this knit sweater-like material they are rocking. Where Union has on Palazzo trousers, a blouse, and a kimono jacket, Kaavia is rocking shorts, a blouse, and a jacket.

In conclusion, although Gabrielle Union said she didn’t see herself as the type of mother who will love twinning with her daughter, they sure do have lots of beautiful pictures together twinning in matching outfits. If you are a mother, these styles likely spark ideas for you and your child. You may also like to read, Top 10 power looks from VP Kamala Harris style.

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