If you remember the story about the meltdown of Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, you recall her sitting on a Chicago street corner with a homemade sign implying she was living on the street.
If those claims were true, her lifestyle is about to change.
According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, a judge ruled on Monday that Wade is required to pay Funches $5 million in a divorce settlement. A stipulation of the agreement: neither Wade nor Funches can make disparaging comments about the other.
With $5 million at stake, that stipulation should prevent Funches from another public scene like what played out on Friday.
While Funches claimed she had financial issues following the divorce, Wade’s lawyer s released a statement on Monday saying the Miami Heat star has been well provided for. Here’s the statement from Jim Pritikin, via the Florida Sun-Sentinel, explaining the settlement and what Wade has provided in the past:
“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.”
Not sure if attorney’s are exempt from the disparaging comments, because it sure seems like Wade’s attorney hit below the belt with that statement.
Meanwhile, yet another video (below) has surfaced of Funches’ public scene on Friday. For the sake of the two children the two have together, hopefully the public spectacle of their divorce is over.
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