Nov. 27, 2019: Dwyane Wade Speaks Out Defending His Wife
In a series of tweets, Wade spoke out defending his wife as her firing hit the internet. Noting that Union has been proven to be the most popular AGT judge (as Variety noted, the show's social presence has doubled since Union and Hough joined, with half of 25 million social media impressions engaging directly with Union), Wade championed his wife as an advocate for the Black community and culture.
"As proud as I [was] of her being selected as a judge on #AGT — I am even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that's US," he wrote. "So 🥂 to you @itsgabrielleu on not losing sight of the lessons we've talked about teaching our daughter and for kicking ass while you were on that platform."