The ex-wife of basketball player Dwyane Wade, Siohvaughn Funches, has been spotted out on the streets of Chicago on Friday claiming she’s homeless. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Dwyane Wade Plays for the Miami Heat
Dwyane Tyrone Wade, nicknamed Flash or D-Wade, currently plays for the Miami Heat. He was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2006 and and helped leaded the Heat to their first NBA championship in franchise history.
2. His Ex, Siohvaughn Funches, Claims She’s Homeless
A tipster sent into Deadspin a photo of Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, out on the streets of Chicago holding up a sign claiming she’s homeless. The sign reads, “NBA MIAMI HEAT STAR MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN ON THE STREETS.” The tipster says funches was ranting about “$90 million contracts” and “houses on the water.” The woman has been known for being on the eccentric side and is apparently going through some sort of meltdown.
3. They Were High School Sweethearts
Wade and Funches were high school sweethearts and have two children together, Zaire and Zion. Their relationship got rocky and Wade filed for divorce from Funches in 2007. Things have been rocky since then.
4. Funches Recently Filed a Lawsuit Against Wade
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Funches recently filed a lawsuit against Wade, claiming that the basketball star has not been depositing endorsement deal proceeds into a joint account controlled by the both of them, as required in a 2008 agreement.
5. Wade Has Sole Custody of Their Sons