Siohvaugn Funches, Dwyane Wade's Ex-Wife, Claims Wade Has Left Her Homeless In Public Protest
Siohvaugn Funches took to the streets to protest the judge’s decision to enforce her divorce agreement in her current legal battle with ex-husband, and Miami Heat star, Dwyane Wade.
Just days after Wade submitted a divorce settlement offer to the court that allegedly amounts to $5 million, Funches took residence outside of Chocago’s Daley Center with a sign to express her frustrations: “NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets,” read the sign. Funches claims that Wade has left her homeless, despite the fact that the divorce settlement states that Funches will retain possession of the couples’ mansion in South Holland, Il.
“Dwayne Wade is offering to pay only some of what he owes me if I sign an agreement never again to discuss what happened in our marriage or with our children… I finally told [Judge Thomas Carr] I just wanted to end the case and keep my freedom and my voice. I told him I didn’t want anything from Dwayne. The judge demanded the trial continue. I couldn’t believe it,” Funches told the Chicago Sun Times.
The legal dispute between the exes has been ongoing since their divorce in 2010. Though the divorce was finalized in 2010, the division of financial assets and custody of their two sons, Zion and Zaire, were not finalized at that time. Wade gained sole custody of the boys in 2011, and he is reportedly mandated by the court to grant his ex $25,000 a month in spousal support and $10,000 for living expenses in a temporary agreement. It appears that Funches is less than happy with her circumstances, and she insists that she deserves a larger financial share of her ex-husband’s endorsement deals, from which Wade earns a reported $11.5 million.
In 2012, Funches was arrested for attempted child abduction after she failed to return her sons to their father and, as a result, Wade filed a petition with the court to strip Funches of her visitation rights.
“This court must take action to protect our minor children from further exposure to the present environment S.L. [Siohvaugn] creates while they are in her care and preventing S.L. from exercising her parenting time in a manner that is harmful to our children,” Wade reportedly wrote to the courts at the time.
Wade, who is currently in a relationship with actress Gabrielle Union, released a statement through his attorney following Funches’ impromptu protest.
“Despite false allegations by Ms. Funches claiming to be ‘homeless’ and ‘destitute,’ Dwyane Wade has maintained over the years financial support to his ex-wife by providing her with income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid for her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance, taxes and all of her attorney fees throughout this process,” reads the statement.