Dwyane Wade has reacted to his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches’s petition which pleads to stop their daughter, Zaya Wade’s gender reassignment. Prior to this, Zaya had declared to be transgender at the age of 12.
Although the NBA alum was in support of it, his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches kicked against it.
This made her file a petition to stop their trans daughter from having a legal identity change until she was 18 years old.
The mom-of-three also claimed that Dwyane was pushing Zaya Wade to change her identity because of the financial gains that come with it.
Dwyane Addressed His Ex-Wife’s Petition To Stop Zaya’s Identity Change
The former athlete took to Instagram to express his feelings about the petition Siohvaughn filed so as to stop their daughter’s transition. He wrote:
“While I’m on a life-changing trip in Africa, I received an internet post about me forcing our 15-year-old daughter to become who she is not and to do something against her will…”
The star dad continued:
“These allegations are hurting our kids, although we are not surprised by Siohvaughn’s attempt to fight Zaya’s identity and her relentless attempt to tarnish my image, I am very disappointed that she always finds a way of centering herself and her needs not minding how that will makes the children feel…”
Still Opposing Siohvaughn’s claims, Dwyane Wade stated that Zaya maintained a good academic stand despite facing the negative energy surrounding her sexuality.
Dwyane Wade Sues Siohvaughn For Defamation
Per Us Weekly, the former Miami Heat player stated that he won’t allow Siohvaughn to make a mockery of his dedication to taking care of his family. In line with this, Dwyane Wade has sued his ex-wife.
More so, The court hearing has been scheduled for December 12, 2022.
“I will not watch and allow her to make a mockery of my dedication to my family. The high road has run out of real estate. However, my lawyer will be in contact, and best of luck to 14h lawyer as they try to unravel this book of lies that has been sold to them”. Dwayne said.