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When Florida high school senior, Nicole Muxo posted a video to YouTube asking her favorite NBA player Dwyane Wade to escort her to the senior prom, she never imagined that it would actually happen.
According to NBC’s South Florida affiliate, Muxo received the shock of her life last Friday when she received a call from Wade himself in the middle of the dance, apologizing for not being able to make it. While on the call, things got even more interesting when she learned that Wade had actually shown up to the celebration, ready to stand in as her prom date!
“So I talked to him on the phone, and as I was talking to him the doors opened and he walked out and I was completely shocked, I had no idea that he was going to even call,” Nicole said.
“So I was super-excited, everyone else was super-excited in there.”
Like a perfect gentlemen, Dwyane showed up with flowers, cut a little two-step on the dance floor and even posed for prom photos with Nicole and her date. He later joked that he was like a third wheel. It appears that her friends and the school’s staff called up Dwyane’s publicist and were able to pull some strings and make it happen for her.
“I’ve had people I’ve looked up to, people I’ve liked. A moment like this would’ve made my senior year, it would’ve made my life very memorable,” Wade said of his decision to grant Nicole’s wish.
“I’m just glad that we could make dreams come true,” he continued.
“I had a blast at Prom w @nicole_muxo… Never be 2 scared to ask.. They might just say yes…#dreamsdocometrue,” he wrote.
Check out footage of D.Wade at prom on the next page.
Over the years, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has taken a lot of hits off the court about his personal life, including his fight for custody of his children, the alleged way he treated his ex-wife and his current relationship with actress Gabrielle Union. Now, he’s finally ready to discuss it…well, a little bit.
In the June 2013 issue of Jet magazine, Dwyane Wade takes time to discuss his role as a father and in the midst of that, he reveals bits and pieces of what his relationship is like now with the boys’ – Zaire, age 11, and Zion, age 5 – mother, Siovaughn Funches:
Why he fought so hard for custody of his children:
“I didn’t set out to get full custody but I wasn’t able to see my kids the way I wanted and I’m not a parent who’s going to run away from his responsibilities. I was probably a terrible husband, but I pride myself on being a good dad.”
The state of his relationship now with Siovaughn:
“It’s been six years and hopefully one day she and I can get to the point where it’s a lot easier than it is now to co-parent.”
It should come as no surprise that they don’t get along: Funches allegedly claimed Wade gave her an STD and he’s allegedly called the police on her for not bringing their children back to him on time. The two were together for many years, since they were both teenagers, so there are likely some very hurt feelings still involved.
You can pick up the June 2013 issue of Jet when it hits newsstands May 27th.
Dwyane Wade Is A Prime Example Of What Happens When You Tell A Man He Can Dress And He Takes It To The Head
Just last week — or yesterday for that matter — Dwyane Wade was considered one of the best dressed men in the NBA. Today, he’s one of the tackiest.
You know how you give somebody a compliment about something — their hair, the way they dress, their nails — and then they they go super duper overboard with their style the next time you see them so you keep noticing how stylish (or not) they are and keep complimenting them? That’s essentially what D. Wade did last night when he showed up to the Heat’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls in a polka dot skinny capri-pant Gucci suit with bottoms so tight it looked like he could catch a yeast infection if he wasn’t careful.
The sad thing is the ensemble had potential, if only he went up a size or two in the pants, skipped the jacket, and was chilling on a yacht in St. Tropez but you’re in an oversized gymnasium homie. Who approved this? I sincerely hope Gabrielle Union was out of town yesterday because her boo is doing the most. It might be time to seek professional help in the form of a stylist.
Are you feeling D. Wade’s playoff getup?
Siohvaughn Funches-Wade Says Dwyane Wade Isn’t Paying What He Owes Her, And Claims That She’s Still Being Kept From Her Sons
Somebody needs to call Iyanla, because the messiness between Dwyane Wade and Siovaughn Funches-Wade that keeps playing out in public needs to get fixed for the sake of their sons. Funches-Wade spoke with the site Jocks and Stiletto Jill about the state of her life now, and she claims that reported monetary settlements never really happened, and that she’s behind on her mortgage and has no car insurance because the money he allegedly owes her hasn’t been given. She also opened up about trying to pursue a law degree and why she says Wade is trying to “control” her. Here are some of the most interesting tidbits from the interview:
Jill: Is there a discrepancy between what you are receiving from Dwyane each month as part of your divorce settlement and what has been reported? There were reports of you receiving $1 million plus $25K a month in spousal support.
SFW: There has been no settlement PERIOD. Not even close to the $25k a month reported either. As a matter of fact, Mr. Wade is frequently late on the items he is supposed to pay for. I’ve recently received a noticed about the mortgage on my Chicago home being behind $75,000 and my car insurance has been canceled.
Jill: Ok, so why aren’t you working?
SFW: I’m currently in law school, the course doesn’t really allow for me to have a full time job.
Jill: Has law school always been a goal or did this come following the issues you’ve had with your lawyers during the case
SFW: It has always been something I wanted to do. I put my life on hold when Mr. Wade’s career took off. I raised our son. Even now Mr. Wade is practicing alienation with our children. He’s trying to prevent me from seeing my son’s on Mother’s Day this weekend. Usually the boys fly to Chicago to spend it with me but this year Mr. Wade wants to change that.
Jill: That’s interesting considering the Heat play the Bulls this weekend in Chicago. Why do you think he wants to alienate your sons from you. What is the all the “animosity” stemming from?
SFW: It’s about control. He wants to control me, that’s what abusers do. And it’s about money. He wants to create the image of a good family guy for his sponsors, he’ll do anything for money.
Jill: Do you think there is a way that you and Dwyane can come together and co-parent without being so reliant on courts and lawyers? If yes, what are those steps in your mind? If he retains custody, would you consider moving back to Miami to be closer to your sons?
SFW: Move to Miami for what? He won’t let me see my sons now so there’s no reason to believe he would if i was in Miami full time. And it’s reached a point now where my oldest son doesn’t want to visit at all. My youngest has been told I don’t want to see them. The other day he got on the phone with me and said he was told that I didn’t want to come see him. I have finals, I’m trying to grow as a person. Mr. Wade is vindictive and he’s trying to turn my sons against me.
I paid out of my own pocket for a mediator to try to resolve the issues. The session was set and Mr. Wade just didn’t show up. No excuse, no call. I’ve made the effort.
According to Jocks and Stiletto Jill, Funches-Wade also stated that Wade has retaliated against her multiple times for doing interviews by dragging her back to court and by trying to file suit to make her go back to work. She’s upset about this because she says that he knows that will impact her ability to finish Law school first. It’s all a shame, but at the same token, this expectation for Dwyane to still pay for everything for her and the way it seems that she’s feeling entitled just sitting back waiting for bills to be paid comes off kind of backwards. But I hope that she can keep the relationship she has with her boys and that Wade isn’t restricting that. But only Siovaughn, Dwyane, and God knows what’s really the truth and what’s really going on with these two…
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Earlier this week we reported on Siovaughn Wade’s appearance on Dr. Phil. During the interview she discussed the highly publicized child custody trial between she and her Miami Heats-playing ex-husband , Dwyane Wade. Siovaughn revealed that she strongly believed her ex-husband was granted primary custody of their two sons because he was a celebrity and the judge presiding over the case was a fan. Siovaughn certainly would not be the first woman who shares children with a rich and famous man to make this kind of claim. Both Pilar Sanders and Tameka Raymond have also hinted that their ex’s celebrity status played roles in custodial disputes. It appears Dwyane’s current girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union may be calling BS on Siovaughn’s claims. The Think Like a Man actress recently sent out a series of tweets about why people should take responsibility for their own lives, which are believed to have been directed at Siovaughn.
Now the above tweets could’ve very well been about something or someone else, but considering the nature of Siovaughn’s appearance on Dr. Phil, there’s a big chance that they were not.
If in fact Union was referring to Siovaughn, she could be picking up a horrible habit that has the potential to damage the way in which she is viewed in the public eye, as many still view her as a class act who is above subtweets and Twitter beef. Just last month Gabby went off on a woman who claimed to be Dwyane Wade’s mistress.
Do you think Gabby had Siovaughn in mind when she sent those tweets?
Siovaughn Funches-Wade Tells Dr. Phil The Judge Who Ruled In Dwyane Wade Custody Case Wasn’t ‘A Fan of Justice’
When the ex-wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is mentioned, negativity almost always follows. She’s been accused of everything from attacking her ex-husband to slashing his tires, all of which she denies. At one point, she even attempted to bring a lawsuit against Dwyane’s current girlfriend Gabrielle Union, claiming that Union is a homewrecker and a negative influence on her children. The case was eventually dismissed. After a grueling custody battle with her ex-husband, Siovaughn Funches-Wade lost custody of her children and was only granted alternate weekend visits by the courts. In a recent interview with Dr. Phil, Funches-Wade opened up about the battle and discussed why she believes her ex-husband was given preferential treatment by the courts. Here’s some of what she had to say.
On losing the custody battle:
“Well a lot of it had to do with Mr. Wade’s celebrity and a lot of it had to do with his money. But I’ve seen the court system in a way that I’ve never seen it before. I went into that place hoping to get help for my children and I, but I found judges in the courtroom quoting statistics for Mr. Wade. They would speak about him as if they were introducing the starting lineup for a basketball game. “
“One time we were doing scheduling and we were asking when would Mr. Wade come in and testify. And she was saying, ‘Oh, I know when he’ll be in Chicago. They play the Bulls and right now they’re in Philadelphia.’ She knew all of these things and she’d say all of the time, ‘I’m a huge basketball fan.’ I was sort of hoping she’d be a fan of justice, but I found otherwise.”
On having a “volatile” and “over the top” reputation:
“Well, my ex-husband had a publicist. And as far as the records reveal, it [Wade's publicist's retainer fee] may have been approximately $20,000 per month. When you’re able to pay someone that amount of money a month to plant your stories… “
On mistakes she’s made:
“I’ll say this: I’m not perfect. There’s no perfect parent. As far as being intentionally absent or intentionally harmful to my children, I won’t take that because that would be incorrect.”
Click here for footage of Siovaughn’s interview with Dr. Phil.
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Dwyane Wade may appear to always be cool and calm despite the rumors and drama surrounding his personal life, but I imagine this week he’s having a pretty tough time trying to walk around without a frown on his face. Ever since Sunday, D Wade has been fighting off one rumor or another, essentially making what started off as an all-star week, a hot a** mess. Let’s break down the real heat this NBA player has been dealing with.
“OK, Well F**k you!”
D Wade’s problems started Sunday night with Lil Wayne’s highly publicized rant during the All-Star game. Now it could easily be said that Chris Bosh got the shortest end of Weezy’s verbal stick, but Dwyane Wade was ished on a bit too.
Though Wayne apologized for some of the things he said — like eff Lebron — he made it clear that he’s still very much eff the Miami Heat, and Dwyane Wade in particular, going off about an altercation they had the previous week:
“I was at the game, rooting for the Lakers, saying ‘Chris Bosh you can’t hit a shot; D-Wade stop crying,’ I’m saying whatever I wanna say, I’m a fan of who I’m a fan of,” he explained. “Then Dwyane Wade comes over and he looks at me. I said, ‘Y’all don’t f**k with me, so I don’t f**k with ya’ll. Yall don’t f**k with me.’ [Wade] looked me dead in my eye and his exact words were, ‘We don’t.’ He didn’t say, ‘I don’t,’ he said, ‘We don’t.’ So I said ‘OK, well f**k you’ then. He said ‘well f**k you.’”
Someone who sent a more subliminal eff you to Dwayne Wade this week was his alleged groupie who sent a very (non) convincing open letter to MediaTakeOut about their relationship. What started out as somewhat of a thank you to Dwyane quickly turned ugly when the woman referenced his girl Gabrielle, saying “Ohh yea, hi Ms. Union. Good too see you stuck around and have a few more pieces of clothing inside of his house.” Wonder how he explained that one.
Anbody have an inhaler?
Perhaps the award for shade throwing goes to the woman who has been a thorn in Wade’s side for like a decade now — his ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade. The Wades just can’t seem to stay out of court for one reason or another and this time around they’ll be facing a judge because Siohvaugh filed documents claiming Dwyande is putting their children, of which he has full custody, in danger. Specifically, she said:
“[Dwyane] recklessly failed to provide the five and ten-year-old children with any medication for a life-threatening illness.”
The life-saying medication is an inhaler for their sons’ asthma, but by the lack of response from Dwyane’s camp, I’m going to assume they aren’t even bothering to dignify this claim with a defense.
Likewise, he hasn’t bothered to respond to the groupie jump-off rumors either, but Gabby did, defending her relationship and calling the ish starter a “loon” so maybe Dwyane’s week hasn’t been so bad after all.
If you’ve been keeping up with your daily HelloBeautiful dish then you know that Gabrielle Union recently made headlines for her response to an open letter written by an alleged jumpoff. It was cold, I had to layer up after reading the tweets I really did. I can’t lie I was secretly having a “yes girl tell em” moment in my head but then I snapped back to reality. If the open letter was from a “crazy batShyte loon” who tried this stunt a year before then why not let crazy be crazy and continue living good?
Whether you are Chocolate Hollywood fabulous like Gabrielle Union or the best braider on your block, the moment you announce the word relationship there will be folks who will try your patience and put your love to the test. Unfortunately it’s what you sign up for. Jealously and folks who live in the past are like cancers and they thrive in all neighborhoods across the world. There will always be someone who doesn’t like the way you walk or dress. There will be someone who has a problem with the type of man you choose to be with or the career path you take. I don’t want to use the word hater because in my universe those who work against me are invisible.
Whether or not the open letter is legit I feel that Gabby (in my mind we are friends) should’ve used the best weapon possible…silence.
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Yesterday, the calm, cool and collected Hollywood actress that we know as Gabrielle Union showed us a completely different side. It seems that she doesn’t take kindly to reckless women seeking to throw a wrench into the happy home she’s built with her Miami Heat-playing beau, Dwyane Wade. The Being Mary Jane actress took to her Twitter page to address a rather bold “groupie” who was circulating an extremely disrespectful open letter to Union, claiming that she has a sexual relationship with Wade. The woman also released photos, which she claimed were proof that her story was legit. In a spit-fire Twitter-lashing, Gabby lets the groupie know that she’s onto her games and she’s not phased.
“Dear Batsh%t crazy loon, u seemed to have forgotten that u used the “valentine” pic on another blog last year when u claimed I was cheating. Take ur meds,” Gabby tweeted in retaliation to the letter.
“Once again…just cuz loons are talkin, u aint got to listen especially when they can’t keep their lies straight,” she continued.
“I’ve found that when dealing w/ ppl who want to see u miserable, the best “revenge” is living an amazing happy life.
#Strut,” she finished before posting a photo of Dwyane holding her Being Mary Jane script.
We can’t say for sure who this woman is, but judging by these tweets, she’s a repeat offender and Gabrielle is clearly fed up with her. If you’re interested in reading the actual letter she penned to Gabby, you can check it out here. But, we advise that you take it with a grain of salt, as it was sent to MediaTakeOut and we all know how iffy that site can be.
What do you think of Gabrielle responding to the alleged groupie? Was she justified in lashing out or was she better off keeping her cool?