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Dwyane Wade's 'Ross Defense'

  • Dwyane Wade fathers child while on a 'break' from fiancée Gabrielle Union
  • Wade's explanation sounds a lot like a popular catchphrase from a 'Friends' character

Famous court cases have brought such questionable defenses as "The Twinkie Defense" and "The Affluenza Defense." Now, thanks to Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade, we're seeing a new questionable defense for cases of surprise pregnancies: "The Ross Defense."

Wade's recent statement that he was on a 'break' from longtime girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, when he fathered a child with another woman is reminding everyone of the "Friends" TV character Ross Geller, who repeatedly used that excuse to justify a dalliance with a woman who wasn't his girlfriend, Rachel.

Wade's Ross Defense apparently worked with Gabrielle; the couple recently announced their engagement. But is it flying with the rest of us? And will it inspire guys everywhere to "Be Like Dwyane" and break out "The Ross Defense" in their thorny love issues?  

Melissa Rivers from WE tv's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" and Chris Distefano from MTV2's "Guy Code" issue their rulings tonight on Showbiz Tonight, only on 11 p.m. ET/PT.


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