Dwayne Wade's ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade took to the streets of Chicago to air her frustrations with the court system and her ex-husband.
Funches-Wade sat outside of Chicago's Daley Center on July 19 with a sign that read, “NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets.” She told reporters and passers-by that she was dissatisfied with the way the court and Judge Thomas Carr were handling the distribution of marital assets. She and Wade are currently in court to determine a permanent financial deal -- the temporary deal reportedly states that Funches-Wade should get $25,000 a month in spousal support and another $10,000 a month in travel and living expenses.
“Dwyane 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 refuse,” she told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I finally told Carr I just wanted to end the case and keep my freedom and my voice. I told him I didn’t want anything from Dwyane. The judge demanded the trial continue. I couldn’t believe it.”
Wade and Funches-Wade were married in 2002 and have two sons, Zion and Zaire. Wade filed for divorce in 2007, and after a lengthy divorce and custody battle, the divorce was finalized in 2010. Wade was awarded sole custody of their kids in 2011.
Since then, Fuches-Wade has claimed that Wade is not paying her money he owes her. She has also asked for more visitation rights and sued Wade for money from his endorsement deals, although she dismissed that lawsuit in July 2013. In 2012, Funches-Wade was arrested for attempted child abduction after failing to return the children to their father's care on time.
UPDATE: According to the South Florida Sun-Setinel, Wade's attorney released a statement on Monday regarding Funches-Wade's protest: "Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches' recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday," the statement said. "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." The statement concludes, "Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons." Click over to the Sun-Setinel for the full text.
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