Basketball Wife Woes: A Mother’s Union Made In Hell?
Gabrielle Union’s most notable mention could be far from landing award-winning actress status. That’s because Union’s role in the destruction of one former basketball wife’s marriage, and motherhood, has led Siohvaughn Funches-Wade to speak out against the actress – who seems to live by an ‘every woman for herself’ motto.
Sure, Gabrielle Union couldn’t move forward with her apparent home-wrecking scheme without the approval of Dwayne Wade, but it’s astonishing to know that Union has no problem with being a wife’s worst nightmare.
That’s why Dwayne Wade’s former wife of eight-years, and mother to the baller’s two sons, is speaking out against against Gabrielle Union – calling the actress a home-wrecker. It’s a title which seems to be fitting for Union, who hasn’t only succeeded in landing ‘leading lady’ status in the Miami Heat shooting guard’s life, but also now plays mom to Siohvaughn Funches-Wade’s children – Zaire, 10, and Zion, 5.
Reports reveal Dwayne Wade was a married man when Gabrielle Union met the professional basketball player at a SuperBowl party, back in 2007.
Just this past summer, Dwayne Wade was awarded sole custody of the boys – following the baller having Funches-Wade arrested after she she reportedly refused for several hours to return the children to Wade’s sister, who was taking them back to Florida for Father’s Day.
Now, almost five-years after first meeting Gabrielle Union, the home Wade now shares with the actress doesn’t only serve as a a love nest, but is also the grounds where he and his accused “home-wrecking” girlfriend raise the children he fathered with his estranged ex-wife.
Here’s what Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, who filed a lawsuit against Union two-years ago, had to say:
“Me and Dwayne at that time had talked about reconciliation, going back and forth. I was still even intimate sometimes with my then husband. So, does that constitute sleeping or having an affair with somebody’s husband? Yes.
To me, divorce and separation are always two different things. The lawsuit was about her [Gabrielle Union] having a negative effect on my children….That’s what that lawsuit was about. Her behavior and the things she did and said began to affect my sons, that’s when I opened my mouth and did something about it.”
Here’s Dwayne Wade’s response:
“I followed in my parents’ footsteps I got married on the same day my mom and dad got married, and divorced when my sons were the same age my sister and I were when our parents divorced.
I didn’t go knockin’ my kids mother to the judge saying, ‘She’s a terrible mother.’ I believe that what’s best for our kids is for them to be living under my roof. The rest of it came in what she threw at me. I stuck to my principles of what I believe is the most important. And it was those two kids.
My divorce went on for about four years, and my custody battle went on for three.”
Here’s what Gabrielle Union once said about being a accused as a home-wrecker:
“We realized there’s a void in images of Black love – and let’s be really real – that has a lot of melanin. When it kept coming up on Twitter, we started thinking, wow, this is a little bigger than us and maybe we have more of a responsibility than just enjoying each other. Maybe it’s okay to share a little of ourselves. You see a lot of people tap out when it gets tough. He’s a selfless father.”
Aside from being a home-wrecker, is Gabrielle Union a women who is widely known to have been a participant in Will and Jada’s infamous Hollywood swinger parties? Of course! Don’t believe me.. Ask porn star Lacey Duvalle.