Siohvaughn Funches is an American public speaker, counselor, and ex-wife of NBA player Dwayne Wade.
Over the years, She has remained famous for being the ex-wife who gave birth to the basketball player’s kids.
She has also done well for herself over the years despite leaving her husband who they were married for years.
Siohvaughn Funches Biography
She was born on September 6, 1981, in Illinois, Chicago which is in the United States of America.
Siohvaughn Funches will clock 41 years old when she hit the 6th of September as of 2022 which is when are birthdays are celebrated.
Growing up at her younger age wasn’t that easy as she had to go through a lot of experiences in life.
The names of her parents are Frank Funches who is her father, and her mother Darlene Funches who took care of her most of the time.
She was still a young child of 3 years old when her parents got divorced living a separate life which wasn’t an easy one for her by then.
Most of her life was lived with her mother and a sibling who died when she was a teenager.
The name of her only sibling who died as a teenager is Garrica LeAnna, unfortunately, they didn’t get to spend much time together.
It was just her and her mother who lived out their lives as she did everything possible to make sure things worked out.
She pushed her education by attending Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn which was in Illinois, and Chicago which was where she graduated.
She went on to further her education at Marquette University in Wisconsin, United States of America.
Siohvaughn lived with her boyfriend Dwayne Wade during that period in Wisconsin furthering her education.
She bagged a degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix way back in 2009 which was one amongst others she had already.
Her obsession to make sure she gets further with her education to any level saw her getting certified in counseling from Capellla University.
She also studied at a law school in the United States of America named John Marshall, which was until 2014.
She has had a successful career as a counselor and also as an author with the success of her book.
Siohvaughn Funches has done so much for her community and fighting for the woman’s gender over the years.
Her personal life as a mother and wife might have been taken away, but she made sure that didn’t put her down.
In 2016, the mother of two founded the Woman’s Worth Foundation which was made to fight for the female gender.
She spearheaded the organization as the president of the foundation which did so much work for the community by offering advances and helping women fight.
She is a well-known public speaker in the United States of America who has been the voice of so many women faced with a lot.
Siohvaughn has also excelled in her career as an author who has two books written and has done so well over the years.
The names of the books include The True Story for God’s Glory: The Life of Siohvaughn Funches and You Gotta Let God Finish.
Over the years she has continued doing so much in her career offering so much help to several women in the United States of America.
She has two children which she gave birth to during her marriage with ex-husband Dwayne Wade.
Siohvaughn Funches gave birth to two amazing children who are no longer with her after a lengthy fight for custody with their former husband.
The names of her children are Zaire Blessing Dwyane and Zaya Wade who they both gave birth to during their time together.
Their first child together happened on 4th February 2002 when they were both nearing the end of their time at school.
It was amazing for the couple who were already making good of their future and welcomed a child together.
Their second child Zaya was born on 29th May 2007, it was another beautiful thing to happen for both of them.
They equally did well enough for both children during their early age until things didn’t work out and they had to divorce.
Zaire Blessing Dwyane their son is currently 20 years old and is fully grown and doing so well for herself.
While his younger sister Zaya will turn 15 years old when she clocks on the 29th of May 2022.
Both of the children currently live with their father who is married to Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union.
Dwayne Wade Ex-Wife
Siohvaughn Funches is the ex-wife of National Basketball Association player Dwayne Wade.
The couple had an amazing early beginning which saw them start during her teenage years.
They were both high school sweethearts, which was where it all started with the two of them taking things seriously.
She met her ex-husband for the first time during the fifth grade and their relationship was made a thing when she was aged 15.
Things went well for both of them as Dwayne Wade was still a young basketball player trying to get to the highest level of his career.
After high school, both of them decided to move in together at which point they were serious about their relationship.
They stayed in an apartment in Marquette, which then Wade was still in college in Wisconsin.
During that time together they welcomed their first child living in a two-bedroom apartment.
It was the same year in 2002 they both decided to get married after decades of dating from their childhood.
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Things went well with them until months after the birth of their second child, Siohvaughn was said to have filed for divorce.
Their separation took so long with the court which then had to be concluded in 2010 leaving her without her children as the husband won full custody.
The custody case was done in 2011, which saw her ex getting full access to their children and she was paid off a settlement of $5 million.
Adding to her settlement, she also get a monthly upkeep allowance of $25,000 which came at a cost of her losing full rights to her children.
Siohvaughn Funches and Dwayne Wade are no longer together as the NBA player already moved on and is happily married to his wife Gabrielle Union.