Dwyane Wade's eldest son, Zaire Wade defended his little brother Zion Wade after the effeminate boy was criticized for wearing fake nails in a Thanksgiving photo.

The controversy erupted on Thanksgiving Day when Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, posted a Thanksgiving family photo on Instagram.


 

In the photo, Zion, 12, dresses seductively in a crop top and leggings. He also wears sharp acrylic talons and lipstick.

Zion, then-11, came out during Miami's Pride parade in April. Union proudly rode on a float with him during the parade.

Wade, 37, responded to critics by telling them to kindly mind their own business and he will raise his son as he sees fit.

In defense of his brother, Zaire, 17, posted an Instagram photo that shows him sitting on a throne while his brother stands next to the chair.

The caption reads: "We didn't ask for y'all opinion."

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Wade and Union showed their support for Zaire's post in the comment section, with Union commenting "Facts."

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Wade is pictured at his retirement ceremony with his infant daughter Kaavia, 1, and sons Zion, center, Zaire, right, and Xavier, 6.

Zaire and Zion are Wade's sons by his first wife Siohvaughn Funches, a 38-year-old attorney and book author who resides in Atlanta.

Siohvaughn is pictured below with her sons and Zaire's girlfriend.
 

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Dwyane Wade fired back at concerned Internet users who questioned his parenting skills when his wife, actress Gabrielle Union posted an Instagram photo of Wade's 12-year-old son, Zion Wade, wearing a crop top, leggings and sharp acrylic nail tips.

Mothers everywhere were shocked and saddened by the boy's sexually suggestive attire. They criticized Wade on social media. But the retired 37-year-old NBA player asked them to kindly mind their own business while he raised Zion as he saw fit.

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Gossipmongers wondered aloud if Wade's ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches - who was SO outspoken during their bitter divorce - had something to say about Wade and Union exploiting her son to advance their careers.

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Siohvaughn, a 38-year-old author who first dated Wade in high school, has not said a word publicly - probably because she's under a very restrictive non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

According to MTOnews.com, Siohvaughn is making some explosive allegations against the NBA baller.

In throwback videos, that were coincidentally re-uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 2nd, Siohvaughn claims that she suffered physical and mental abuse at the hands of her ex-husband.

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"I saw him sell his soul. I saw him taking his character and exchanging it for yet another endorsement," she told Successful Ladies Live in a series of interviews.

She also said Wade beat her while she was pregnant with Zion. Siohvaughn, who said she was mentally abuse by Wade, may have transferred that negative energy to her unborn baby. The boy was born into a dysfunctional home filled with violence and hate.

Siohvaughn told Successful Ladies Live:

"I woke up in the middle of the night. I was sick - obviously because of the pregnancy. And I noticed that [Dwyane] wasn't in the house. And so I was calling him because it was like 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, and we went to bed together...

"He finally got back several hours later. I was very upset... [Dwyane] started cursing and calling me names. Telling me 'Shut the F up', 'Women talk too much' and 'You should know your place'.

"Then it turned to physical violence. He picked me up, and threw me down. He threw me down so hard, that when my back hit the ottoman it broke into pieces. And my head and back hit the marble floor.

"After that I immediately got up and went to the phone, and went to call the police. He snatched the phone out of my hand and slammed it into my body, so hard the phone broke into pieces."

She said she begged him not to enter the NBA draft because she knew the money and instant fame would break her family apart.

Siohvaughn also says Wade cheated on her constantly after he signed his NBA contract. She must have felt vindicated when Wade's 3rd son, Xavier, was born to a California woman six years ago - while he was dating Gabrielle Union, 47.

Watching Siohvaughn speak so openly about the abuse she allegedly endured - all while struggling to keep her family together in 2007 - will touch the hearts of women who can relate to Siohvaughn's emotional story.

Watch the interviews below.
 

 

 

 

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Dwyane Wade's official response

Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade has released an official response to his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches's sit-in protest on the streets of Chicago.

During her protest on Friday, July 19, Funches appeared to sleep on the sidewalk outside a Chicago courthouse while a friend hovered over her with a homemade sign that implied Funches was homeless.

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Siohvaughn Funches-Wade

EDIT: Post updated with video.

When will they lock this woman up in a mental institution for her own safety?

Loyal reader Erica P. writes:

This lady is in chicago 102 weather on the ground crying n saying she is homeless. Sad sad sad ; (

Watch video after the break.

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Dwyane Wade and his mother arriving at the Cook County courthouse yesterday

There has been a new development in the Dwyane Wade divorce case that casts doubt on Siohvaughn Wade's allegations against Wade and Gabrielle Union.

As you know, the estranged wife of the Miami Heat superstar filed court documents accusing Wade of making out with his jump off Gabby Union in front of the couple's two sons.

Wade struck back saying his former wife is delusional and unstable, among other things. Well, it is now beginning to look like Siohvaughn might be a crazed woman scorned who is using her two sons to get back at Wade and Union.

Dare I say that I was wrong about Union after all?

Here's what we know so far:

Siohvaughn Funches was served with a warrant and arrested for contempt of court when she showed up at the Daley Center shortly after 11 a.m. this morning.

Funches arrived at the courthouse with $10,000 in hand to pay for her bond, and she was released an hour later.

The judge in the case, Marya Nega, issued the warrant Monday, saying she was tired of Funches's antics and what she called a pattern of behavior by Siohvaughn Funches throughout the course of the divorce proceedings.

"When things don't go according to Mrs. Wade's way all of a sudden the phone's turned off," said Nega, when Wade's attorney claimed she couldn't reach her. The judge also said Siohvaughn was "beginning to spiral out of control."

Siohvaughn, who clearly feels a sense of entitlement, has defied other court orders in the past.

For example, Nega said, Siohvaughn Wade has not followed an order to make sure the couple's two children talk to their father every day. Nega also noted the children were not at their Chicago school last week to be picked up by Dwyane Wade's sister as the judge had ordered.

The judge said her main concern was what the couple's ongoing divorce was doing to the children and suggested she may order custody be given to Dwyane Wade.

"Maybe it's time for the kids to go live with Dad for a month or two," the judge said.

Source: CBN