Posted July 21, 2013

Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife stages protest on downtown Chicago sidewalk

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(Issac Baldizon/Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn, pictured here at the Heat’s 2006 victory parade, divorced in 2010. (Issac Baldizon/Getty Images)

After several frustrating days in court, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, ex-wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, took to the streets to rant about her divorce and custody battles on a sidewalk outside the Daley Center in downtown Chicago.

Wade filed for divorce from Funches-Wade in 2007, divorced in 2010 and gained sole custody of their two children in 2011. The couple grew up in south suburban Robins and began dating at Richards High School.

Funches-Wade held a sign that read “NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets,” according to The Chicago Sun-Times‘ Maudlyne Ihejirika.

From the report:

After a grueling week of court developments in which Funches-Wade sought to fire her attorney — her legal representation paid for by Wade, she has gone through 12 lawyers — and a week in which she was arrested by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Carr for appearing late in court, she’d had it.

Leaving Friday’s hearing, Funches-Wade plopped down on a mat outside the downtown courts building, with her sign and her sister and mother at her side supporting her.

“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,” the ex-wife said. “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.”


24 comments
bornindetroit
bornindetroit

Gentlemen, never-ever forget: Women demand absolute equal rights in absolutely everything, except when they don't. Be careful men, be very, very careful.... Enjoy your day.

ooooooo
ooooooo

Someone married that?

JohnnyNacho
JohnnyNacho

Mental illness is a disease and needs to be addressed with proper treatment and quite possibly medication.

joeshine730
joeshine730

imagine having to go to bed every night with that crazy gummed out skank?? torture?

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl like.author.displayName 1 Like

Pretty clear that getting a divorce was a good call by Wade.

socailoutlaw
socailoutlaw like.author.displayName 1 Like

so what does this broad want?? she says its not about money so why are they in court? This broad obviously wants more money and is making it about her and not the kids.  Money hungry hoes will always be money hungry hoes

liquid060
liquid060

When Mrs Wade started her drug line, she only had 2 things.  A dream... and 5 million dollars.

HeatFannn
HeatFannn

This is a scorn woman. What we have to understand and have forgotten is that she carried, gave birth and raised these children while D-Wade was on the rode. To have these kids ripped from her is a simple story of bigger money gets you better results. As an attorney, I see this often. What many probably don't realize is that she lives in their former home that has a mortgage that is expensive and drives cares that the former couple owned together. These two items (home and cars) can easily add up to the $25k that Wades attorneys are claiming that he plaids monthly. It's feasible that she has little to no monthly income/cash flow due to the maintenance of the couples former lifestyle. We also need to know here that her attorneys will not be paid by wade until a settlement is reached. In essence, it sounds like her attorneys work for D-wade. Many of the comments her are judge mental and narrow minded when in fact, there is many ways that this can be portrayed. It's pitiful that D-Wades attorney's have tagged her as mentally unstable versus relentless and smart. In the whole scheme of things the $5 million is a joke in comparison to the years they spent together climbing the latter with children being taken care of at home by guess who? D-Wades attorney's have also spun things and indicated that she's made a public mockery of the homeless when in fact, she simply exercised her constitutional right to free speech via a non violent protest. Folks, it's deeper than you know and the powerful do this to the powerless everyday. Wake up and pay closer attention.Heat Fan

bjornbonn
bjornbonn

@HeatFannn she should downsize, get rid of multiple cars, move into a more affordable home, and avoid making public outcries like this which make her look quite unstable and delusional. 

mcnulty
mcnulty

I aint sayin' she a gold digger, but she--- wait yes i am.....

bren_daddy
bren_daddy

Ohhhhhhhhh....... so she's an idiot. I get it

6marK6
6marK6 like.author.displayName 1 Like

She does not even take care of the kids, what assistance does she need? Get a freaking job!

MartyBsmg
MartyBsmg like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@RobertMartin i dont think you know whats going on. at the current time Dwayne is paying $25,000 a month in alimony. he's trying to pay her a lump sum of $5,000,000 and he is the primary guardian of their children so for you to say he's not man enough to take care of her is ridicules . maybe you should take more time out learning about a situation before you decide to judge it and the people involved. i would hate for you to be on any jury.. Must be a laker fan or against minorities 

bjornbonn
bjornbonn like.author.displayName 1 Like

good riddance Dwayne...ex wife is a quack! so pathetic to go out in public and wine and complain you want more money from your rich ex husband on the street...get a job and move on

RobertMartin
RobertMartin like.author.displayName 1 Like

Can't believe he's not man enough to take care of the mother of his children...  

hatetoregister
hatetoregister

@RobertMartin What are you talking about? She is NOT homeless! In fact, the judge admonished her for making such a statement! SHE was holding up the settlement! Dwayne has paid for her lawyer, given her $25,000 per month, paid her mortgage and given her 4 cars - all of the insurance was on his dime. On top of that, he made her an offer of $5 million if she signed the agreement. She refused. HE had to go to court to get her to agree to the settlement. When she was outside of the courthouse, she was yelling about him having $90 million in endorsements and living on the water in Florida. Guess what? SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE CUSTODY OF THE KIDS - HE DOES! So what are YOU talking about? She has gone through a total of 16 different lawyers - AND THEY FIRED HER for the most part. She has been arrested TWICE! 

daddyshangout
daddyshangout

@RobertMartin it's not like that man. This woman is crazy and he's given her so much money but she spend it stupid stuff.

DD
DD like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

Pretty sure you don't know the whole story so before jumping to a conclusion lets just consider the possibility that this isn't about the money. Her actions (arrest in court, 12 attorneys hired then fired) mirror those of an unstable person. Sole custody of the children was awarded to D. Wade, an uncommon outcome in Illinois and most any state given most favor leaving the children with the mother unless she's deemed unfit. I don't know what's happened here but there's a lot more to this than money.