Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, has reportedly filed legal paperwork this week as she accuses her former partner of exploiting their 15-year-old daughter, Zaya, for financial gain while making a string of other serious allegations against the NBA star. According to The Blast, who claim to have obtained the court docs, Siohvaughn believes Zaya is being pressured into transitioning to become female by her dad, who she says is “poised to profit” from the move. Siohvaughn stresses that considering Zaya is only 15 years old, she wants the court to rule in her favor of preventing her daughter from officially making her gender and name change until she’s an adult. “I have concerns that (Dwyane) may be pressuring our child to move forward with the name and gender change in order to capitalize on the financial opportunities that he has received from companies,” the court papers read. Her attorney Mark Gross continued that Dwyane would ultimately make a fortune from potential companies looking to work with Zaya including but not limited to deals with Disney. “This matter has been highly reported in the media and there will likely be media pressure on the minor child,” Siohvaughn added. The 41-year-old doesn’t just share Zaya with her ex but also their 20-year-old Zaire Wade, who is actively pursuing a career in professional basketball. Furthermore, Dwyane’s ex is also concerned about her lack of involvement to discuss matters concerning their daughter, particularly when it pertains to her health and welfare. Decisions such as changing one’s gender before they have even reached 18 without the mother’s involvement are something that’s tremendously bothered her, as she argued that Dwyane “shall discuss with and obtain input in the major decisions affecting care, welfare, activities, health, education and religious upbringing” of both children before any changes or big commitments are being made. “I have concerns that (Dwyane) may be pressuring our child to move forward with the name and gender change in order to capitalize on the financial opportunities that he has received from companies,” Siohvaughn writes.
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Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Accuses Him Of Exploiting Their Daughter Zaya’s Gender Change For Financial Gain
“In April 2022, (Dwyane) invited me to one of his residences in Atlanta, Georgia. During this occasion, he informed me that a lot of money had been already made and that additional money will be made in relation to our child’s name and gender issue. “(Dwyane) told me that he intended to make our child very famous due to the name and gender issue and also informed me that there would be endorsements/contracts associated therewith.”