Dwyane Wade‘s 12-year-old daughter Zaya knew from an early age she was different, it just took her father a little longer to catch up.

On Tuesday, the retired NBA star opened up to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about how he and his family are supporting Zaya, who recently revealed she identifies as female.

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In their candid chat, Wade revealed that Zaya, whom he shares with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches,  had long been aware of her gender identity.

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