Basketball star Dwyane Wade is full of admiration for his actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union for the way she has helped to raise his two children from his previous marriage.
The Bad Boys II beauty began dating Wade in 2009 and the Miami Heat champion admits his eyes "sparkle" whenever he sees Union bonding with his sons Zaire, 10, and Zion, five, because she is always willing to offer her help and guidance to them whenever they need her.
In an interview with TV titan Oprah Winfrey, Wade says, "She makes my eyes sparkle. The biggest time she makes my eyes sparkle is when Zaire comes home and homework is a little hard that day, so he's stressing, and she goes to the table with him and she sits down until he gets it. And at that time my heart is smiling a little bigger that day because I know her love is deeper than just me.
"We're a family, and we're growing as a family every day. And I think that's the great thing about it. We have so much more room to improve as a family and it's awesome."
Wade was previously married to his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Funches.