Was he or wasn't he separated when Dwyane Wade became a baby daddy?
Instagram posts have called into question the Miami Heat player's claim Monday that he fathered a son with someone else while he and actress Gabrielle Union were on a "break" last year.
Wade and Union, who grew up in Pleasanton, got engaged Dec. 21. On Monday, Entertainment Weekly revealed that Wade has a 2-month-old son.
Before Monday's Miami Heat game, Wade tried to paint a rosy picture of his expanding family. "Like I've said, this is something that my family knows and my now fiancee worked through when we got back together, and understood that we wanted to continue our lives together and continue supporting our family and we're going to do that," Wade told the Miami Herald. "That's what I've always done."
Wade, who has 11- and 6-year-old sons with ex-wife Siovaughn Funches, went on to call his new son, Xavier Zachariah Wade, "a blessing to the bloodline, to the Wade bloodline."
We suspect Wade won't be calling social media a blessing, too.
TMZ and several other celebrity news sites began trolling Union's Instagram page Tuesday. Posts from Valentine's day, Xavier's birth date of Nov. 10 and some number crunching indicate Wade and Union may have been very much together nine months before the baby was born.
Union posted a shot of her and Wade snuggling up together on Feb. 14. She continued posting photos of Wade until April, when cryptic quotes started appearing instead:
"I reward love with loyalty and doubt with distance."
"A person's actions will tell you everything you need to know."
"I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don't want to be."
"Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were."
Talk about saying something without saying it.
By mid-May, photos of Wade were back along with Union's trademark "I like this dude" captions.
Union hasn't responded directly to reports of Wade's son. But she has been busy posting Instagram photos of herself bikini clad on a beach with captions #islandliving and #livingmybestlifeonmyowndamnterms.
Once again, subtly seems to be her best play.