Dwyane Wade Wins Fulltime Daddy Duty, Judge Gives Crazy Ex-Wife ‘Ho Sit Down’

- By Bossip Staff

After realizing how batsh*t crazy his ex-wife Siovaughn is, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone.

Ending a long and often-vengeful fight, a Chicago court has awarded Wade sole “care, custody and control” of his two sons. The boys arrived in Miami on Friday, shortly after the ruling was filed, and Wade told The Associated Press that “a huge weight is off my back.”

“My life changed in a huge way,” Wade told the AP. “Mentally, I’ve been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it’s bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids’ lives sometimes. You fight until you can’t fight any more. That’s all I was trying to be, a father in his kids’ lives.”

Wade did not immediately announce the decision after receiving word Friday, trying to make sure that his sons fully understood what it meant first. Teammates, informed of the ruling in a locker room meeting on Saturday after Miami’s victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, gave him a rousing ovation.

Wade had one of his finest all-around efforts of the season Saturday: 28 points, nine assists, five rebounds and five blocked shots.

It may not have been a coincidence.

“I heard the best news I could possibly hear,” Wade said. “So I was like, ‘I’m going to go out there and play free and enjoy it.'”

Wade’s divorce was granted last June, after a lengthy separation. The financial portion of the divorce remains unsettled.

The boys’ mother, Siohvaughn Wade, will have what the court described as “regular parenting time” on alternating weekends in Miami, as well as several other times during the year, including Mother’s Day. Dwyane Wade has also repeatedly said that he wants his sons to have healthy relationships with their mother.

Still, the 102-page ruling had some sharp words for Wade’s ex-wife.

“This court finds that [Siohvaughn Wade] has embarked on an unstoppable and relentless pattern of conduct for over two years to alienate the children from their father, and lacks either the ability or the willingness to facilitate, let alone encourage, a close and continuing relationship between them,” read a portion of the ruling entered by Judge Renee G. Goldfarb.

Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, said the custody trial “was one of the longest ever in Cook County history.”

Wade filed the motion asking for sole custody nearly a year ago, though the legal tussle has gone on considerably longer.

He and his ex-wife separated in August 2007 and it took Wade years to get the divorce, a process that was slowed by his ex-wife often changing attorneys. He also sued Siohvaughn Wade for defamation after she made unfounded allegations against him in 2009 — claims she eventually withdrew.

More claims against Dwyane Wade followed during the custody case, including that he was abusive to his children. The court found them all to be baseless.

“The court agreed the best home is with Mr. Wade and that he is also willing to foster a relationship with the children’s mother,” Pritikin said. “I know he will continue to be a phenomenal parent.”

The court acknowledged that Wade’s schedule as a professional athlete is “demanding,” given the rigors of training camp, preseason, an 82-game regular season and then the playoffs.

“Is every day the same? No. Is it consistent? No,” Goldfarb’s ruling read. “But, to posit that [Dwyane Wade] does not have the time to be a primary parent is incorrect. He has the time if he makes the time.”

Wade said all the measures are in place for as smooth a transition for his sons as possible. A school for the boys has been selected, and a plan for child-care was presented to the court, which found it acceptable.

“We had to have that, nanny care, everything already booked and planned out,” Wade said. “That’s the easy part.”

The ruling also states that Wade is on the U.S. roster for the 2012 London Olympics. Wade played with the U.S. team at the Athens Games in 2004 and the Beijing Games in 2008, but has not yet said publicly if he definitively plans to play at the London Games.

Wade told the AP that the waiting for the ruling has been difficult, and expressed again Sunday a desire for his ex-wife to “play a healthy role” in the boys’ lives.

“I’m not going to say, ‘OK, I won,'” Wade said. “I think them living here, being here, it’s a great opportunity for them and I’m looking forward to it for them, to grow up with me and us learning together, how to be father-son. So I’m excited.”

Finally! This had to be one of the LONGEST court battles in history. Congrats to D-Wade. Hopefully Gabby will finally tap into that maternal side we’re not sure she has and get just as excited about being a “stepmommy.”


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    • Sally

      NICE NEWS !
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      Sorry I’m not going to shade a man who has interest in his kids. Big up D-Wade. SN: there are plenty of men who step up for their kids you just don’t hear about the in the media. Big up all single dads.


      If you learn a thing or two about genetics you’ll know a child doesn’t have to look like their father to be his kid, not even a resemblance!!!

    • jmagic

      How crappy of a black mother are you when you lose custody of your kids,99% of the time the mother gets the kids and she loses custody wow.NO Bueno Negro

    • lilkunta

      wow, siovaughn must be really very messed up for dwayne to get custody even thought the judge recognises he wont be around much bc of basketball season. A nanny raising the boys? Why cant dwayne move his parents to FL to help raise his sons?

  • AnaLisa

    Gabby Union exit stage left.

    • htown



    U R Not The FaTher….LOL

  • nymphis

    congrats on fightin for ya kids.but you still get a bytch certificate for stabbin Chicago in the back for ya boss pat riley

    • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

      The article is from ESPN. It states that the owner of the Bulls never met with Wade and they never gave him a contract offer. He never stabbed anyone!

  • Amber

    im sure he misses his kids not being around him. and his “babymother” seems like your average ghetto skank. so the judge made the right choice.

  • Greeneyedbandit

    Im happy for D.Wade,

  • lovely hair

    Good for him

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  • paco101

    good job d wade he bout 2 go beast mode from here on out

    • bishop

      True! With this elephant of his back I think the team plays better and more cohesively.

  • bob

    Yall crazy. Them kids look just like him, espically the younger one. Shoutout to my niCca D.wade

    • Mama Mila


  • Mrs. Rance

    Congrats to him and the children!! I have so much respect for him not giving up on his kids. Men saying they don’t see their kids because of of the mother is such a crock. Fight. Fight like a mother would for the well being of her children.

    As for Gabby, I think if she had any maternal instinct at all she would have kids by now. She’s been married and she damn near 40. Hopefully he has an excellent loving nanny for the boys and his wife can get the mental help she needs to be a halfway decent non custodial mother.

  • Jay the Real One

    Good for D Wade and Gabby.

  • Soul Touch

    Congrats to him! Many times people are not willing to put up a fight.

    In my opinion, his ex-wife called this upon herself with her antics in the past years. I don’t think she would have had an is.sue with custody (or him fighting for it) if it weren’t for her conduct. AND she would have probably continued with it.

    Good luck to them all and I wish her the best…and balance.

  • DaHonestTruth ~ Always Keeping it Real

    Nice to see a black man fight to be a father to his children. …

    • DaHonestTruth ~ Always Keeping it Real

      I wonder how much fight he would have had in him if he were not wealthy man going up against a financially poor woman. I wonder if he would have just given up and sat back and talked trash about the mother like soooo many black men do.. Nonetheless I am very proud of him.. Good for you Dwayne.. I hope more black men take his example and start being fathers to their black sons..

  • yoooo

    IDK how I feel about this. Many pro-athlete wives said their life is like a single mom because thier husbands are always gone. So how active can D.Wade actually be in their life? He’d rather a nanny be in their life more than their mom? She wasn’t THAT crazy as *their mom* even if she was a *crazy wife* all them years they were married! SMH This is BS..

    • DaHonestTruth ~ Always Keeping it Real

      I think she may have gotten “crazy: after all the groupies and al the cheating.. It hard to stand beside a man through thick and thin only to have him make it and start treating you like garbage and then leave you for the next chick after all the hard work you put it.. I once read that Dwayne lived with his ex and her mother after he was put out of his house or left home due to family issues.. His ex and her mom carried him through the very hard times.. If he had made it and turned on me I would probably have been just as “crazy”.. Iwould NEVER have invloved our kids but I would have been hurt and mad as well.. It a shame some men, especially black, just cant seem to remain as loyal to a woman who stands beside them through thick and thin as he expects her to stick with his through THIN only…

    • Mrs. Rance

      She was THAT crazy. He tried to keep his kids from him and poison them against him. She told the court he gave her an STD and she said he beat the children. Yes a mentally stable nanny with daddy at home several days a week and full time in the off-season is better than his ex.

    • chicago

      actually dwyane didnt cheat it was siouwaugn that did and she gave him the std she got it from her lover

  • *MrsTrevino*

    Praise the lord! A man who ACTUALLY wants to be in his kids lives. If they took the kids from their mama, she must really be a nut job.

    • just me_sunflower

      Yeah, the fact that he is one of most popular bball palyers and that he has a lot of money, has nothing to do with this. No, she must be nuts-that’s it.

    • A

      They couldn’t agree on the matter and she was interfering with his parental rights. The judge will then decide whats in the best interest of the children. As a mom myself I could not imagine losing custody of my kids.

  • http://Maurysbabymama Kareena

    Now Gabrielle Union can play her role as a stuck up broad in “Daddys little boys”….. Im just sayin .

  • Soul Touch

    The one with the money always wins? Um…how many ballers you know have full custody of their children.

    Even more so, it’s common knowledge the family courts side with the WOMAN more than anything. Men, sadly, have a hard time when it comes to their rights and their children because not only does the justice system side with the woman, but so does society.

    Big up to my boy who just won full custody of his 3 daughters. He fought for YEARS. The mother was a loose canon and a criminal but STILL the courts put him through the ringer while he was trying to obtain custody. It nearly broke him financially and spiritually.

    If this were a woman working hours, all over the world (like most celebs/CEO/etc) would anyone question time spent or nannies? No, but because he’s a man it’s an issue.

    Double standards.

  • Soul Touch

    That woman set herself up…but for her antics she would have had custody…chances are, Wade wouldn’t have even fought her for custody.

  • nymphis


    They never offered him a contract cuz despite what he kept satin they knew he never intended to go to Chicago.only mission was to keep other free agents from coming here

    • horsestackback

      so why would he say that he met with him two time , but did you hear what the bulls owner say that they never met with at all about a contract or sign with the bull at all so why would you meet with if they was not instancing in him all i can say is that d.wade lie about the whole dam thing THEY NEVER MET WITH THIS MAN SO HE LIE



    • horsestackback

      why is everybody think that this man is going to married this women let this man have this time with his kids i sure that married is not on this man mind right now he know when is ready to married again but it want be anytime soon them kids don’t need a stepmother in there life right now they have there own mother and who to say that it will be gabby union that he want to married we don’t know that only he and god do

  • Matix B

    Sorry I’m not going to shade a man who has interest in his kids. Big up D-Wade. SN: there are plenty of men who step up for their kids you just don’t hear about the in the media. Big up all single dads.

  • A

    I totally agree with you….more Dads need to step up for their rights.

  • ..

    Congrats to D-wade and the nanny that won custody lol

    • get-a-clue qwik

      yup. Wish the mom could have got help for her bitter issues because the boys are going to be with that nanny a big chunk of time unless Wade has his mom or other relative to help out.

      Gabby didn’t break up this ‘union’ it was over long before according to this article. Needs to stop bashing her for that. I did read that she said herself she wasn’t ready any time soon to be a mommy, with all that money Wade has to afford a nanny, she may still not have too.


    Good for you Mr. Wade! It’s nice to see a father win in this situation. This is a nice change of pace, even though divorce is an ugly thing.

  • Princess

    That’s great D Wade I am happy for him I hope everything works out and they co parent.

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