After confirming a baby was conceived during a break in his relationship with fiancee Gabrielle Union, basketball star Dwyane Wade has called his new son a "blessing."

Wade, 31, and Union, 41, made headlines yesterday after it was revealed that the athlete recently fathered a son with another woman earlier this year. He and Union have had an on/again, off/again relationship since 2007.

During a press conference prior to the Miami Heat's game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, Wade insisted his actress girlfriend had accepted the new addition to his family before he proposed to her around Christmas.

He told reporters, "I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy. So I'm moving on."

The Miami Heat guard added that he was a public figure and had nothing to hide. "I'm in the public eye, so obviously that's a part of it. It comes with the territory...always focus on what's most important to me and my family, and that's being a great father.

"I've always tried to show my importance in my kids' lives and it doesn't change now. So, I, my lady and my family have continued to move forward, and I think that's evident with the ring and the proposal that I gave her, with our lives."

Wade has two other children with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.