Even though the nasty divorce battle between NBA star Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, Siovaughn Funches-Wade, reached a financial settlement, it doesn't seem to be enough for the former wife of the Miami Heat star. Funches-Wade went on a public outdoor rant in Chicago and accused Wade of not paying spousal support, expressing dissatisfaction with the way the court and Judge Thomas Carr were handling the financial aspect of the divorce settlement. Wade and his ex-wife divorced in 2010, with the Miami Heat star receiving sole custody of their two kids in 2011 as part of their divorce battle. A temporary financial settlement between the pair reportedly called for Funches-Wade to receive $25,000 per month in spousal support and another $10,000 per month in travel and living expenses.
Despite the extremely generous sum, Funches-Wade stood outside of Chicago's Daley Center last Friday with a sign that read, "NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets." Since losing custody of her children, Fuches-Wade has accused has claimed that Wade has been neglectful in paying spousal support and has asked for more visitation rights. In 2012, she was arrested for attempted child abduction after failing to return their two children to Wade on time.
"Dwayne 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," she told the Chicago Sun-Times. "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."
However, Wade's attorney released a statement yesterday which claims that a permanent financial settlement had already been reached last week in the divorce case. He said that Funches-Wade has received ample compensation and should not need any more financial support than what she has received. The attorney also called the Chicago rant by Funches-Wade "unfounded" and "erratic," and claimed that her accusations of financial support neglect are bogus.
"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," wrote Wade's attorney. "Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons."
Wade won his third NBA championship this past season when the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA finals. He was paid over $17 million for his efforts on the team last season.