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After filing a million-dollar lawsuit
, sitting on a street corner with a sign
, and accusing her ex-husband of keeping her kids from her
, Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Funches have finally reached a settlement — a financial settlement that is.
Despite claiming she wasn’t begging on the street corner for money, but rather her rights as a mother, it seems money was ultimately enough to shut the former basketball wife up, according to a statement just released from Dwyane Wade’s attorney Jim Pritikin, which states:
“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.”
Is there anything else to say? Siohvaughn has essentially been raking in $300,000 a year to take care of no one but herself, considering D. Wade has custody of their sons, and now she will be afforded even more. Unfortunately, based on her recent behavior, I’d argue money isn’t what Siohvaughn really needs. I’d be happy to see mental health care and counseling in her future so she can accept her reality as an ex-wife of an NBA baller and make steps to become the kind of mother her sons can feel safe around– and see regularly.