Dwyane Wade’s Mother-In-Law: Wade Lied To Oprah
Divorce and custody battles are never pretty, especially when they are played out on the public stage. Dwyane Wade knows all about this, and his is uglier than most. Unfortunately, his superstardom isn’t making this any more tolerable
In the public eye, it seems as if Dwyane Wade is the good guy here. This could be for a couple of reasons, the first being that he is the good guy here. On the other hand, there is the possibility that because he is a superstar with a huge platform, he has the opportunity to put his spin on the situation. I don’t want to speculate into either, but it’s important to acknowledge both sides of the story.
For the most part, Dwyane Wade’s ex, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, has been described as the “bad guy” here. Her mother claims otherwise, and it gets bad. These situations are never good for anyone, and it really puts a much needed perspective on sports in a world where people sometimes prioritize incorrectly.
Look at what she had to say about the situation regarding her daughter and the NBA superstar:
My name is Darlene Funches; I am the mother of Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the grandmother of Zion and Zaire Wade—and the ex-mother-in-law of NBA star Dwyane T. Wade Jr.
You may have read about some of the ugly things that have happened in the divorce proceedings, and especially the child custody battle, between my daughter and ex-son-in-law. Because Dwyane is a rich and powerful man, it’s his side of the story that is most often portrayed in these stories. Such as the occurrences on June 16, 2012, when Dwyane had my daughter arrested for kidnapping her own children. Regarding this incident, Dwyane went on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and sat in that chair across from Oprah … and lied to her.
Any room that contains both Dwyane Wade and Oprah has a lot of power. Both have unbelievably massive audiences, and both have incredible influence among a lot of people.
The claims of Dwyane Wade lying to Oprah are pretty serious, and could present a much bigger issue in this whole case: if he lied here, who is to say he hasn’t been lying all along in this case?
This is an awful situation, and we can only hope that it ends in the best way possible, whatever that might be.
-Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content
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