This past Friday, Dwyane Wade's ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, seemingly had a meltdown, holding a makeshift press conference on a Chicago street. Funches-Wade claimed that the divorce and custody battle with Wade has made her unable to visit her two sons and has placed her in dire financial straits. Today, Wade's lawyer released a statement refuting her claims; noting that she has been receiving $25,000 in monthly support from the Miami Heat basketball player.
According to Wade's legal team, Funches-Wade has gone through 16 lawyers and also has four cars. The full statement from Wade's attorney, Jim Pritikin, reads:
"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. Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life.
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. Ms. Funches has made a mockery of homelessness which is a serious and personal issue for Mr. Wade as his mother was homeless for a period of time when he was a child.
Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of their sons by the court in 2011. The safety and wellbeing of his children are his main priority. Due to Ms. Funches' current unstable mental state, her visitation will be determined by the court. Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons."
If you're really bringing in $25K a month, homelessness is probably by your own choice.It seems like Siohvaughn Funches-Wade's stunt has only made her look even more unsuitable as a parent in the court's eyes.
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