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Dwyane Wade Talks About Supporting Daughter Zaya's Gender Expression, Plus More of the Best Celebrity Quotes of the Week

“Once Zaya came home and said, ‘I want you to call me Zaya and I’m ready to take on this,’ I looked at her and said, ‘You are a leader. And this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice.’”

— Dwyane Wade, opening up about the moment his 12-year-old came out to him and how important it is to give her “the best opportunity to be her best self,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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“What’s hard is people changing their vocabulary; that’s very, very difficult. It takes time. Everyone messes up. I’m going to be misgendered to the day I die. This is going to take a long, long time for people to not use gender in their vocabulary.”

— Sam Smith, on shifting away from gendered pronouns and knowing it may take time for people to adjust to using Smith’s preferred pronouns of “they/them,” to Zane Lowe on New Music Daily 

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“Soooo…apparently I’m 70 and I’m really good at doing the laundry.”

— Carrie Underwood, joking about 4-year-old son Isaiah’s homework which revealed that he believes she is a 70-year-old woman whose job is to wash clothes, on Instagram 

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“Honestly, she is literally going to kill me but I think those feet are beautiful and I love them and I want to say happy Valentine’s Day to my wife.”

— John Legend, making wife Chrissy Teigen cringe with a tribute to her least favorite body part (her “perfectly unique feet”), on The Ellen DeGeneres Show 

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“Best accessory is a beautiful superstar.”

— B.J. Novak, sending fans into a frenzy with his sweet comment on his longtime pal and Oscar date’s photo, on Instagram 

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“It takes a lot of effort. But it’s one example of providing an example of how things can be and telling these actresses, ‘Now go off and demand this new standard.’”

— Olivia Wilde, on reimagining the way film sets can work and setting a new and more secure precedent for filming sex scenes, to Katie Couric during the 2020 Makers Conference 

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“I’m so grateful I found the faith and courage to love again — because the last thing you want to do when you’re crushed is love again.”

— Shania Twain, on the difficult process of opening up to now-husband Frédéric Thiébaud after her ex-husband Mutt Lange allegedly had an affair with her friend (and Thiébaud’s ex-wife) Marie-Anne, to PEOPLE

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“First of all the song makes no sense. There was a completely different version of the song that actually made sense and thankfully we decided to go back to the one that didn’t make sense.”

— The Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean, on the (lack of) meaning behind the lyrics to their hit song “I Want It That Way,” on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen 

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“Ryan is an amazing chef AND baker. For real. Incredible. No joke.”

— Eva Mendes, revealing that she got herself a husband (Ryan Gosling) who can truly do both, in an Instagram comment

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“[Shepard] was coming up the street in a car and I was driving down the street and he waved at me. And I was like, ‘That’s Brad Pitt!’ For whatever reason, I thought he was Brad Pitt. And he rolled down the window and I was like, ‘I thought you were Brad Pitt.’ And he was like, ‘I love you forever.’ Yeah, Dax is a cute guy!”

— Lauren Graham, on mistaking her neighbor and Parenthood costar Dax Shepard for the Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood actor, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show 

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