Dwyane also previously wrote on Instagram, “No one in our house would ever force Zaya or any of our children to do anything against their will, much less force an identity on them,” adding, “This isn’t a game for my family and definitely not for Zaya. This is her life!”
E! News reached out to Siohvaughn’s team for comment, but did not hear back.
Since Zaya came out, Dwyane has been open about being a safe space for her. Recalling the time she came home and told him and Gabrielle that she would like to use the name Zaya and “she” and “her” pronouns, the athlete shared that he was in awe of his child. He recalled during a 2020 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “I looked at her and said, ‘You are our leader. You are our leader and this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice.'”
Dwyane added of himself and Gabrielle, “We take our roles and responsibility as parents very seriously.”