Dwyane Wade to Pay Ex-Wife $5 Million in Divorce Settlement

After six years and an ugly, public battle, Dwyane Wade has reached a financial divorce settlement with his ex-wife. Wade will pay Siohvaughn Funches $5 million, according to the Chicago Sun-Times: “The settlement also includes a ‘non-disparage’ agreement in which each party must refrain from making disparaging remarks about the other. Funches-Wade also will receive the couples’ former mansion in South Holland and four cars. Brian Hurst, an attorney for Funches-Wade, argued that his client never fully agreed to all the provisions in the settlement, including the ‘non-disparage’ provision. But Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Thomas Carr decided both parties did agree on the deal and he found the settlement valid, effectively ending a six-year divorce proceeding that has drawn national attention. Exactly what will constitute a disparaging remark still needs to be hammered out, but Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, expects violation of the terms would result in a fine. Pritikin said protection from disparaging remarks also would extend to Wade’s family members, as well as his girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union. Outside the courtroom Monday, Funches-Wade expressed her displeasure with the decision. ‘My voice isn’t for sale, my story isn’t for sale, no thank you.’ Wade did not attend the hearing. Funches-Wade, who on Friday sat outside the Daley Center with a cardboard sign that read: ‘NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets,’ has repeatedly said the three-time Miami Heat champion has not kept his obligation to pay $25,000 a month in spousal support. […] Hurst said he was not happy with the judge’s decision and planned to explore his legal options. The couple married in 2002. They have two sons, Zion and Zaire. Wade filed for divorce in 2007, and the divorce was finalized in 2010. Wade was awarded sole custody of their kids in 2011.”