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Dwyane Wade's ex-wife takes to streets to protest settlement

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10:16 AM ET 07.21 | The ex-wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade on Friday took to the streets to get her side of the story told -- literally sitting on the sidewalk outside the Daley Center with a sign. "NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets," Siohvaughn Funches-Wade's sign read. She said she was driven to the act after a frustrating several days in court this week, as the post-divorce saga between the one-time high-school sweethearts continues to play out. The former couple, who grew up in south suburban Robbins, have two children together. Wade, a Richards High School graduate and three-time NBA champion now dating actress Gabrielle Union, filed for divorce from Funches-Wade in 2007. Their 2010 divorce, custody battle -- Wade gained sole custody of the children in 2011 while his ex-wife retained visitation rights -- and post-divorce relationship has been nothing short of messy. 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."

Chicago Sun Times

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Christopher Polk/Getty Images Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Christopher Polk/Getty Images
July 21, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Pay The Lady, Bro.

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July 21, 2013  10:38 AM ET

This chick is in denial.
Look you spread rumors about Wade that was not true, her whole style is shady.
One minute she says something then she withdraws her statements?
11 different lawyers over the span of 6 months?
This chick is more and more shady by the moment.
She has rights to see her kids, she simply wants to damage Wade's rep cause she got kicked to the curb.

July 21, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Filed for divorce in 2007.

Lady, move along with your life.

July 21, 2013  10:49 AM ET

She may be a flake and horrible money manager but still the mother of his children and (even though I don't believe it) homeless according to the story I read in MSN. Which I think stands for "Mostly S$%T Nonsense".

Come on DWade, you took her as your wife and loved her at one point. Give her a home and a couple bucks will you?

July 21, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

She may be a flake and horrible money manager but still the mother of his children and (even though I don't believe it) homeless according to the story I read in MSN. Which I think stands for "Mostly S$%T Nonsense". Come on DWade, you took her as your wife and loved her at one point. Give her a home and a couple bucks will you?

Read up on it the entire story.
The kids live with him, but they have joint custody, she seems them often, and he did pay her alimony.

July 21, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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Read up on it the entire story.The kids live with him, but they have joint custody, she seems them often, and he did pay her alimony.

It appears she wants him to continue paying for her circus pf lawyers, (she has gone through 12 lawyers) that are keeping him in court.

At some point D Wade has got to say no to paying for her lawyers...under this circumstance. He had custody of the children and she has visitation. But she wants him to pay up and for her to still be able to "write a book", etc... about him and the divorce. DWade is (it seems) is willing to pay up, but wants her to shut up.

July 21, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It appears she wants him to continue paying for her circus pf lawyers, (she has gone through 12 lawyers) that are keeping him in court.At some point D Wade has got to say no to paying for her lawyers...under this circumstance. He had custody of the children and she has visitation. But she wants him to pay up and for her to still be able to "write a book", etc... about him and the divorce. DWade is (it seems) is willing to pay up, but wants her to shut up.

Yup.
God I pray the girl am talking to doesn't ever switch....

July 21, 2013  11:33 AM ET

If he got custody, she must be a crackhead. Men rarely get physical custody. As set up, the system favors women.

July 21, 2013  11:34 AM ET

12 lawyers? That basically sums it up right there.

July 21, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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If he got custody, she must be a crackhead. Men rarely get physical custody. As set up, the system favors women.

She's lousy with funds, she badmouths Wade in front of their boys, she has a vendetta.

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July 21, 2013  12:10 PM ET

Let it go baby, let it go.

July 21, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

She may be a flake and horrible money manager but still the mother of his children and (even though I don't believe it) homeless according to the story I read in MSN. Which I think stands for "Mostly S$%T Nonsense". Come on DWade, you took her as your wife and loved her at one point. Give her a home and a couple bucks will you?

Don't forget that her family took him in in his high school years. She needs to move on but he needs to give her what she wants except his heart and soul and body. A few millions should do the trick.

July 21, 2013  12:59 PM ET

So much for the song "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make a crazy women your wife......"

July 21, 2013  01:04 PM ET
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So much for the song "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make a crazy women your wife......"

Oh, wait that was my old man paraphrasing, it was 'pretty woman'. Of course in the movie she was a hooker so that might work:)

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July 21, 2013  01:36 PM ET

If the father gets full custody, then there is something seriously wrong with the mother. And everything else about her rings of crazy and money grubbing. (12 lawyers; sitting on the Court House steps with a sign; a judge who requires her to proceed with the trial). Like someone said above, it looks like Wade will give her fair money, he just wants her to not be able to badmouth him afterwards. She won't go for that. It is more important for her to remain in the spotlight and get her revenge, at her own monetary expense and at the expense of her kids.

July 21, 2013  01:59 PM ET

And even if she its a whack job. She's your kids mom. Take care of her at least a little bit and teach your kids responsibility and mercy.

 
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