Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the ex wife of Dwyane Wade, spills all sorts of tea in her autobiography, The True Story For God’s Glory: The Life of Siohvaughn L. Funches-Wade. The NBA baller’s former high school sweetheart admits she became “an arrogant diva” to try to fit in with other NBA wives, shares allegations made in court during a divorce battle that Wade beat her, and even recalls being contacted by one of Wade’s mistresses.
She says living with Wade in Miami was like living in a “$4 million … prison” and alleges that an unnamed former teammate of Wade’s with the Miami Heat “suggested that I have an affair right after a game while still inside the Miami Heat Arena,” and writes about regretting an abortion that she had.
Funches-Wade writes extensively about her Christian faith, stating that it ultimately helped her to rebound from their difficult divorce and go to law school.
She opens up about the fall-out of their marriage, alleging in the book that he’d tell her “I want to sow my wild oats” and “This isn’t your money and if you leave, nobody is going to want you and you aren’t going to have anything without me. You will end up having to go back and live at your mama’s house!”
Funches-Wade even claims that Wade was unfaithful in their marriage, writing that at one point, she found pictures and instant messages from other women on his phone. According to her, the breaking point was when a woman called her in the middle of the night and told her she had just slept with Wade. The woman gave “a description of the underwear he was wearing,” she wrote.
Still, Funches-Wade writes that money was the cause of her greatest struggle:
I got divorced and had both my children wrongfully taken from me, I lost my home and my health, my reputation was destroyed. But it was all nothing compared to the pain I felt from the love of money. From that pain I am still healing to this day. I had never felt in my life true emptiness until my bank account was full.