Meet Aja Metoyer: all we know about Dwyane Wade's son's mother

Meet Aja Metoyer: all we know about Dwyane Wade's son's mother

Aja Metoyer is an American reality TV star and businesswoman. Before becoming a media personality, she rose to fame in 2013 after having the son of the then-NBA player Dwyane Wade. At that time, the world knew the basketballer was in a relationship with American actress Gabriella Union. In 2017, Aja Metoyer and her sister were cast in the sixth season of VH1's Basketball Wives. Learn more about Dwyane Wade's son's mother below.

Aja Metoyer's bio
Aja Metoyer during the launch of Blac Chyna Figurine Doll on 17th August 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic (modified by author)
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Aja Metoyer became the center of attention when Dwyane Wade's relationship with Gabriella Union almost ended because of her child with the basketballer. Many supported and criticized Aja for being Dwyane Wade's baby mama. You can read on to discover more about the personal life of this reality TV star.

Profile summary

Full nameAja Manique Metoyer
Date of birth24th July 1983
Zodiac signLeo
Age40 years (as of 2024)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
Eye colorHazel
Hair colorBrown
FatherDonald Metoyer
MotherCynthia Metoyer
SistersCristen and Melissa
Marital statusSingle
SonXavier Wade
DaughtersAmara and Amiya Wayans
Baby daddiesDwyane Wade and Damon Wayans Jr.
OccupationReality TV actress and entrepreneur
Net worth$5 million (approximately)

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Who is Aja Metoyer?

Aja Manique Metoyer is an American reality TV actress and entrepreneur. Having a baby with former NBA player Dwyane Wade got her the most attention, even though he isn't the only famous person she's had a child with. Before meeting Wade, the actress had two daughters with American actor/comedian Damon Wayans Jr. The actor was her childhood sweetheart.

How old is Aja Metoyer?

Aja Metoyer's age is 40 years (as of 2024). She was born on 24th July 1983 in Los Angeles, California, United States, to Cynthia Metoyer (mother) and Donald Metoyer (father)

Who are Aja Metoyer's siblings?

The actress has three siblings: a brother named Derek and two sisters, Cristen and Melissa. Aja Metoyer's sister, Cristen, is a television personality and the wife of Joseph "Joe" Crawford - an American retired basketball referee who worked in the NBA between 1977 and 2016.

Cristen and Aja Metoyer starred together in the Basketball Wives Season 6. The season was primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California, and aired on VH1 from 17th April 2017 to 14th August 2017.

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Aja Metoyer sisters
Aja Metoyer's siblings take a group photo. Photo: @aja_metoyer
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Aja Metoyer's career

Aja and her sister, Cristen, were recurring cast members of VH1's Basketball Wives Season 6. The show mainly featured Shaunie O'Neal (Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife), Evelyn Lozada (Carl Crawford's ex-fiancée), Tami Roman (Kenny Anderson's ex-wife), Malaysia Pargo (Jannero Pargo's ex-wife), and Jackie Christie (Doug Christie's wife).

The Metoyer sisters seemed to be on bad terms throughout the time they were on the Basketball Wives show. Aja didn't know how dramatic things would be when she agreed to feature in the reality show. It was a rude awakening for her because she is not a melodramatic person.

In the series, Aja discussed why being a mother was fulfilling and shared her thoughts on some of the show's veterans. Besides being an actress, Aja sells health and wellness products through the Total Life Changes (TLC) company.

Who is the mother of Dwyane Wade's third child?

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American reality TV actress Aja Metoyer has Dwyane's third child, Xavier, while he was separated from his then-girlfriend Gabrielle Union.

Aja Metoyer's relationship with Dwyane Wade and Damon Wayans

Being known as Dwyane Wade and Damon Wayans Jr.'s baby mama has significantly contributed to Aja Metoyer's fame. Before having a son, Xavier Zechariah Wade, with Dwyane Wade in November 2013, the actress already had teenage daughters, Amara and Amiya Wayans, with American actor/comedian Damon Wayans, who was her childhood sweetheart.

Dwyane Wade's son's mother
Aja Metoyer is seen on 13th January 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
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Dwyane Wade informed Gabrielle Union of Aja Metoyer's pregnancy before the news went public. Becoming the NBA star's baby mama drew the public's attention to the basketballer's complicated past marriage. Moreover, the idea of Metoyer being a "homewrecker" and accusations of her trying to split Wade and Gabrielle were made up by the media.

In 2018, Wayans accused Aja Metoyer of neglecting their daughters' education and filed for full custody of the girls. He further claimed she would deny him access to the teens (ages 13 and 15 at that time) whenever they had personal misunderstandings and questioned how the actress spent child support money he and Dwyane Wade gave her.

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The court never withdrew the primary physical custody of Damon Wayans Jr.'s kids from Aja, and up to now, the two share joint legal custody of their daughters.

Meanwhile, fathering a child with Aja Metoyer during a brief 2013 split with now-wife Gabrielle Union has had a lasting impact on Dwyane Wade's marriage. While at the host of the Club Shay Shay podcast, Dwyane said:

It hasn't been perfect. It will never be perfect, but that was nine years ago. We go to therapy. We've been to therapy. We've had shouts about it. We've had regular conversations about it, and so it's going to continue to be something that I have to work at and work on. It doesn't go away because years come or because I say, 'Sorry.'

Gabrielle Union addressed the ordeal in her 2021 memoir, You Got Anything Stronger? She wrote about feeling "broken" after the basketballer conceived a child with another woman amid her infertility struggles.

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Although the couple handled their issues privately and wedded in August 2014 in Miami, Gabrielle struggled with the "trauma" and "embarrassment" behind closed doors while trying to conceive. Dwyane and his wife welcomed daughter Kaavia James in 2018.

Aja Metoyer Dwyane Wade son
Dwayne Wade (center) poses for a picture with his children, including Xavier (front right) and his wife Gabrielle Union (left). Photo: @MadameNoire
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Does Dwyane Wade have custody of Xavier?

The retired NBA player does not have custody of Aja Metoyer's son but is present in his life. The two have a cordial co-parenting relationship and minimize Xavier’s public appearance.

How many baby mamas does Dwyane Wade have?

Wade has two baby mamas and one wife. He was only friends with Aja Metoyer, Xavier's mother, and they never married after his birth. Before his involvement with Aja, Wade had his first two children, Zaire and Zaya, with his ex-wife and high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Funches.

He later married Gabrielle Union, with whom he had a daughter named Kaavia James. In 2011, Wade was awarded full custody of his nephew, Dahveon Morris, who he considers one of his children.

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Is Aja Metoyer married?

The mother of three is not married. Additionally, she has not been romantically linked to anyone besides Dwyane Wade (her son's father) and Damon Wayans Jr. (the father of her two daughters).

What is Aja Metoyer's net worth?

The reality TV actress has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Besides acting, she does brand endorsements and runs a health products business.

Where does Aja Metoyer live?

Actress Aja Metoyer's house is in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lives with her three children.

Aja Metoyer children
Aja Metoyer's kids pose for a picture with Christmas Santa. Photo: @aja_metoyer
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Social media presence

Aja Metoyer's Instagram account, @aja_metoyer, has 30.9K followers as of 2024.

Facts about Aja Metoyer

  • Aja Metoyer is a full-time mother of three.
  • She is a true California girl and is proud of her hometown.
  • Aja loves hanging out by the pool or relaxing at the beach.
  • She loves her privacy and a low-key lifestyle, even if she is a reality TV star.

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Aja Metoyer, the former Basketball Wives star, understands that being in the spotlight means dealing with people's opinions. In her case, most people's opinions about her haven't been positive even since she came into the spotlight for being Dwyane Wade's son's mother. Despite all the negativity and backlash she has faced over the last several years, Metoyer doesn't let anything her haters say bring her down. On top of this, the lady values her privacy and has learned to be selective when choosing parts of her life to show the world. published the biography of Grace Fan DeVito, an American actress and movie producer. The actress is known for Bloom (2007), My Girlfriend’s Abroad (2006), and Amboy (2015).

Most people know Grace as the daughter of the award-winning actor and comedian Danny DeVito and actress Rhea Perlman. Despite being linked to high-profile Hollywood personalities, Grace prefers to lead a low-key life.

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