Dwyane Wade has taken a moment to clear the air regarding his family’s household.
“It’s weird to say that I’m the head of the household because in this household, we split everything 50/50,” Union shared.
“But in the other households that each of us has to support, there’s always like this gorilla on your back that is like you better work,” she added. “You gonna sleep in? Somebody might not eat. And it’s hard. It’s hard to let that go, so I’m working on it.”
In May, the video snippet went viral and sparked debates across social media. Now, Wade has stepped into the chat to clarify how he and Union don’t go 50/50 on everything.
During his appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast, the former NBA star broke down the details about what 50/50 means to them. For their individual responsibilities, for instance, regarding their own separate families, they financially handle that on their own. However, for anything that involves their home, children, and vacations, they decided together to split the costs down the middle to “share in it.”
Wade recalled that doing so followed after Union had a bone to pick with him about a statement he made.
“When we were in Miami one time, I said something about it being my house that I paid for,” Wade told Sharpe. “My wife looked at me and she was like, ‘You will never say that to me again when it’s something that we share. And so my wife was like, ‘When we move to LA, I got half on it. You will never say my house again.'”
Along with having a sense of ownership, Wade said that the 50/50 idea was based on the premise of them each having their own wealth set in stone.
“I told my wife, ‘Hey, you’re not about to be taking all this time away from the family building your wealth while I’m spending all mine,” he said. “I don’t know where they do that at.”