AGT is keeping things close to home next week by introducing Gabrielle Union’s husband Dwyane Wade as a guest judge. The former NBA superstar basketball player will join the judging panel for the second round of Judge Cuts on Tuesday’s new episode.
When filming of Dwyane’s episode was announced in April, he was listed as a “surprise guest judge.” We now know that he’ll be sitting next to his wife, permanent judge Gabrielle Union, to share his opinion on acts which have moved on from their auditions.
What To Expect From Dwyane’s Judging
In this week’s first round of Judge Cuts, guest judge Brad Paisley hit the Golden Buzzer for young singer-songwriter Sophie Pecora. It will be interesting to see if Dwyane takes the typical route and chooses a musician, or if something else will capture his attention.
In a preview for next week’s episode (above), Dwyane can be heard saying, “My heart is beating at a pace that I haven’t felt before.” The clip promises “death-defying” performances, showcasing danger act the Bir Khalsa Group and acrobatic act V.Unbeatable Dance Crew. Perhaps one of these will appeal to Dwyane’s athleticism.
Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
Dwyane married actress Gabrielle Union in 2014. In November 2018, they welcomed their daughter Kaavia James Union Wade via surrogate. Gabrielle is also stepmother to Dwyane’s three other kids.
Gabrielle and Dwyane are frequently posting photos and videos of their family on Instagram. Currently, the couple is on vacation in Italy. Gabrielle shared a cute video of them dancing together on a yacht.
We’re looking forward to witnessing the pair’s dynamic up close when Dwyane joins the judging panel. Will they agree with each other’s critiques, or will we see a difference of opinion about any of the acts? After all, it’s the first time a currently married couple will appear together on the panel. (Heidi Klum’s ex-husband Seal appeared as a guest judge in 2017.)