One of our favorite NBA couples are taking their talents to reality television. Haute 100 listers Dwyane Wade and wife, Gabrielle Union, is set to star in a reality show on HGTV.
According to an announcement made on Wednesday, March 30th, the couple will star in a celebrity version of HGTV’s current Flip or Flop. “Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade are beginning a passion project — flipping homes. Follow along as they renovate, revitalize and resell a home in a suburban Florida neighborhood,” it stated in an official description of the show from HGTV.
Currently, the show is referred to as the “Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Project.” No premiere date has been announced.
“HGTV’s programming is successful because our experts are passionate about real estate, home renovation and restoration,” said Allison Page, GM of HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, in the network’s announcement today. “They would do this work whether or not cameras were there.”
For those of you unfamiliar with HGTV’s Flip or Flop, the show follows successful real estate agents Tarek and Christina El Moussa. Following the downturn of the housing market, the husband and wife duo switched careers and began to purchase and remodel homes to sell them for a profit. Viewers see all aspects from the purchase at auction, to the frustrating renovations and showings, to when an acceptance of an offer is made.
Most recently, following a game with the Los Angeles Lakers, Wade was spotted crashing Kobe Bryant’s postgame press conference. “He gotta go,” Wade said. “We got some business to talk about. I told your wife I was coming to get you, so I did my job. Let him go, y’all.”
Bryant welcomed his friend with a friendly joke. Bryant joked, “By the way he [referring to Wade] knows he’s going to be the oldest guy in the league next year.” In response to a question about Wade, Bryant said, “I love him man because he was a vicious competitor. He’s vicious, he’s mean and you know we could have those types of battles and then afterwards hang out and have a conversation and lace them up and go right back it so I enjoy competing against him.”
Watch the funny encounter below.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 31, 2016