Yesha Callahan

Dwayne Wade’s Ex-Wife “Protesting” On A Chicago Street

So maybe it was more of a meltdown than a protest.

But on Friday, Peter Conn was randomly walking the streets of Chicago and happened upon Dwayne Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, sitting on a street in Chicago holding a sign.

via @pconn17

Conn told Deadspin that he  overheard Funches ranting about “$90 million contracts” and “houses on the water.”


It’s safe to say Funches is still having a hard time dealing with her divorce and the custody battle she’s been involved with over the last couple of years.

Earlier this month, Funches filed a new lawsuit against Wade over proceeds from his endorsement deals. She’s claiming proceeds from Wade’s endorsement deals are not being fully deposited into a joint account controlled by them both, as required in a 2008 agreement. The suit claims Funches has been unable to pay her mortgage or home or auto insurance because of funds withheld from Wade’s endorsement deals with retailers T-Mobile, Staples, Gatorade and Li Ning, a Chinese sporting goods company.

Maybe it’s quite possible she is on the streets, or just another cry for attention.



  1. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    How sad that a woman would go to such great lengths to humiliate her ex and in return humiliate her kids. I don’t know how this women is doing but a few months ago Dwayne had his sons with him in Miami on the beach and everyone seemed happy so I don’t believe they are living out on the streets.
    She needs some counseling asap.

    • July 20, 2013 - Reply

      @Dee D

      Seriously, she is letting her bitterness consume her instead of moving on with her life and I think she could be seriously depressed. There is no way you hold on to something this long while mentally healthy.
      Sitting on the side of the street with a sign is not normal. And most people are running from the people who do that.
      So no matter how you feel about the end of her marriage (which we really have not knowledge of), the lady needs help moving on.
      And probably some meds.
      B/c you I don’t have any opinion of Dwayne Wade one way or the other but I feel as if these outburts will NOT help her get any time with her kids, while she is busy blaming him for that.
      Sometimes marrriages and relationships end. And sometimes one person in the equation doesn’t want that. But you can’t force someone to stay with you and it’s not healthy to hold on to it like this.
      I just looked it up and they divorced 6 years ago. She could have found a new husband and had some kids with him in all of that time. He’s living his life. She needs to live hers.
      When my friend got divorced, she didn’t waste her time fuming about what her ex did or didn’t do. She figured out what she wanted the next time around and found it, remarried, and is finally having the family she always wanted.

  2. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    She needs to get her life. All this time she’s using to make a spectacle she needs to work on getting it together for HERSELF and for her children. D-Wade is out there doing him, with Gabby Union; he’s not worried about her. She needs to move on, take care of herself, and worry about her business.

    • July 20, 2013 - Reply


      Right, b/c you know, she is blaming his “status” on her not having access to his kids but I don’t think most women are losing their kids to their celebrity husbands. Usually the fight for these couples is about the money, not the children.
      She needs to look in the mirror. What kind of family court would give her any access to the kids when she is doing things like this. This doesn’t look stable or healthy. It’s not about money. It’s about how she cannot let go and move on. Didn’t she even have joint custody and lost it? And she can’t see how her outbursts and public behavior are really to blame?
      A lot of people are claiming that women are being mean in commenting but who would place a child with a woman behaving this way?

  3. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    But she still has a weave…

    • July 20, 2013 - Reply


      And was nonetheless smart enough to bring a rug or something to sit on.

      $25,000 a month? Really? There are families making it happen with this amount of money a YEAR. I think it’s about time she got a job if she needs more cash.

      • July 22, 2013 - Reply


        I read one article that said it was $35,000 a month. Either way she is doing financially ok. Mentally and emotionally. idk.

  4. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    Did any of you actually watch the video? She is claiming that the system is railroading her because of Wade’s money, influence, and power. Don’t be so blinded by celebrity that you close your ears to dissenting voices.

    • July 21, 2013 - Reply


      Amen Santi!

  5. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    Women are always so quick to bash other women. Its scary.

    • July 20, 2013 - Reply


      Look, just b/c we are both women does not mean that I have to support you if you are wrong. What makes her right in this scenario? What makes sitting on the side of the street with the sign something would prove to anyone that she is a stable woman who lost her kids unfairly.
      What is scarier is the mentality that bad behavior by women cannot be criticized by other women. And no matter how wronged she feels, she is NOT handling it in a commendable way.
      She didn’t get divorced last year. It’s been years and she hasn’t moved on and won’t let herself heal.
      I empathize with her but her focus should be on rebuilding her life and not fuming about the past. That is what will get her joint custody or visitation with her children.

      • July 20, 2013 - Reply


        I don’t know the details of her situation, so my comment is a generalization.

        For too long the CAREER of too many women was having babies by well paid athletes as a way of getting “PAID”. So to hear about an athlete wising up and getting custody of his children to prevent bankruptcy and scarred children makes me very happy.

      • July 22, 2013 - Reply


        I commented on many people on this blog calling this woman crazy and saying she should get over Dwayne Wade. All this woman is talking about in this video is how she is being denied rights in regards to her children, by the court system because of her ex’s money and influence. I’m not saying we should all agree with women because they are women. However, the arguments I am seeing have nothing to do with the video. People are commenting on how she needs to get a life and get a job. And many of them are women. Which leads me to believe that many people didn’t watch the video.

  6. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    while I do feel something is going on with her, i hesitate to say she is mental and i feel horrible for her. im not calling her crazy because i think thats part of the problem, there have been many articles on this site itself about men & others call a woman crazy when a relationship goes south and why, because it automatically makes you dismiss that persons feelings, value and what they are going through because thats the society we live in. everyone is just dismissing her as “Dwaynes crazy ex wife” instead listening

    in the meantime everyone is all poor Dwayne and i for one do not feel he is squeaky clean in this matter.

    at the crux of this situation I feel like this Siovaughn was having a hard time letting go of a relationship b/c once he got hot he dropped her faster than a hookers draws on a saturday night. she should have sought counseling for letting go and then to add to the matter he took the children, which put her in a deeper state of depression or whatever it is she was going through to make her not let go.

    point is I dont think this woman is crazy, i then she is depressed and hurt and doesnt know how to channel this or hell even identify what it is so she can get over everything that has happened to her.

    I hope for the best for her in the end.

    p.s. not saying i justify her behavior but i almost understand having a hard time letting go from the little i know of the situation siovaughn and her family took him in when he had nothing, then they got married BEFORE he had the fame and then when he became real hot he dropped her and got with a celebrity (since he was now one). all of that would piss any woman off and for some have a hard time letting it go. on top of all this he takes my children too!! and while i do feel in our court system a lot has to happen in order for a mother to lose her children. i believe its a different ball game when celebrity and money is involved so she may have well not been the person he said she was in order for a judge to take the children. anyway if all that happened to me hell i might go into a depression so deep i cant see my way out either. again at this point i dont even think she is able to identify what is going on to seek help.

  7. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    My heart goes out to her, I hope she gets the support she needs. I personally don’t think Dwayne is as innocent as the media is making it to be, he has his fair share of hurting this woman and breaking her. ( she has her mess too) but It breaks my heart seeing a woman on her knees like a beggar. This woman needs to be prayed for and its also sad that there are people on this blog commenting in such a mean way. Before this whole thing when Dwayne was nothing she stood behind him no matter what and had his kids, that in its self should count for something. some sort of respect. This is a sad situation especially for her boys, I hope she gets back on her feet for her babies they need her.

  8. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    I wonder if this woman’s family has tried to get her the help she needs. Maybe they’re all in denial. This is sad all around.

  9. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    I think this is sad. At first glance I’d say there is more going on than just divorce – perhaps some mental health issues.

  10. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    I refuse to believe that she doesn’t have members of her family counseling her against these sorts of actions.

    Even the sign was written with too much emotion. It is a mess. Could barely spell “children” correctly.

    I have family members like her who are simply unreasonable and either need professional help or, what we USED to have in my day, some ol’ fashioned “ACK RITE.”

  11. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    It has been widely reported that she received one million dollars upfront in addition to 25,000 dollars per month. I don’t think the court is going to award her any more money considering he has primary custody of the children.

  12. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    He lived with her and her mother when he was already a highly regarded high school All-American. It was well known in basketball circles that there was a real possibility he could wind up in the NBA making millions.

  13. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    These stunts are not helping her case for custody…or sanity. Get your ass up off that dirty sidewalk and get your life together. While your ex is out here writing books on fatherhood and winning championships, looking like father of the year, you are playing victim and falling into “The Bitter Ex” role perfectly. Get your life together and gain some stability for your children, that you claim you care about!!

    Yes, it’s f*cked up that he left you, he may have cheated, he’s in a relationship with a beautiful actress… many of us understand your pain. When it has gotten to the point where you are crying on the street pretending to be homeless, no one feels sorry for you. There are plenty of women with FULL custody of their children doing it on their own WORKING to make it by. You look like a fool.

    • July 20, 2013 - Reply


      “Apparently, Siohvaugh gets $10,000 per month for traveling expenses, $25,000 per month for living expenses, and a $1 million lump sum at the start of the divorce. She didn’t do to bad for herself. ”

      This is allegedly from her divorce settlement. This woman needs to pay a therapist.

      • July 20, 2013 - Reply


        say what now…..okay now she’s needs 35g a month…..someone snatch her bald please.

    • July 20, 2013 - Reply


      So true. If someone doesn’t want you, he doesn’t want you. You can cry, you can beg, you can blame, you can rant, but you can’t control another person. Period. I don’t follow sports so I have no interest in any of these people, but as my grandmother used to say, the truth is the light. MOVE. ON.

      And it’s insulting to actual homeless people to put yourself out (on a pad, mind you) on the street like that, especially when, at one point, you were allegedly paid a million dollars as a settlement. Many people will not earn that much in their entire working lives. I suspect there are mental health issues; otherwise, she gets no sympathy whatsoever. If she’s entirely sane, her behavior is deplorable and pathetic.

  14. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    At this point it’s safe to say that everyone should stop blaming Gabrielle Union. This woman is cray!

  15. July 20, 2013 - Reply

    I feel for her…She was not a baby mother she was a wife and THE mother of his children…damn it ladies…its called getting a legitimate legal team before marriage…INFIDELITY CLAUSE people…learn from Tiger woods wife PEOPLE!!!!!…when you marry an athlete i dont care if you were college or highschool sweetheart chances of him messing up and putting you through hell is 8-1…make him sign that damn paper…heck let that be the only legal binding deal you and your husband have and you can sign one too to show that it goes both ways. If she had thrown in infidelity clause when Dwayne decided to flaunt his cheating relationship with Gab…he would have paid BIG TIME. smh ladies please don;t let love fool you..fall in love but be damn wise.

  16. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    She’s crazy!

  17. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    I read on another blog that she was cheating on him and gave him an STD. She’s getting 35k a month, and from other pictures I’ve seen, her weave looks fresh and her shoes and clothes look clean. She even has the nerve to lay there like a princess and have someone else hold the sign for her. She really needs to move on. If D. Wade WAS in the wrong, he’ll get his but the best revenge is to be happy without him.

  18. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    Okay apparently HIS mother was on drugs and he ended up living with her and her family. However she got a really nice settlement, 35k a month AND visitation rights. That 35k/month is STRICTLY FOR HER since she doesn’t have full custody. What else is he supposed to give or do for her? When is enough enough?

  19. July 21, 2013 - Reply


    Please help this woman fix her life so that she can move on in peace instead of pieces.

  20. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    I kinda feel bad for her. These antics may be a sign of mental illness.

    • July 21, 2013 - Reply


      “May” ??

  21. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    She’s definitely missing ALL of the french fries from that Happy Meal cause I wouldn’t give Dwayne or Ms.Union the satisfaction of seeing me sit on cardboard howling at the wind.

    Dwayne is certainly not innocent but Siovaughn needs to know that Karma never forgets an address. I understand that her heart is shattered but this desperate attention seeking tactics will only keep her stuck in her pain.

    Siovaughn would be perfect in the hands of Iyanla.

  22. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    I only knew about her and Wade once things went downhill in the worst way, but I have to wonder – those two did love each other at some point, right? I don’t think they brawled all the way to the altar, so I have to wonder 1) what went wrong, and 2) how did it end up being this way, 3) can it ever get to a point of civility, and 4) what can we all collectively and individually learn from this? I’m imagining the children getting wind of this, if they haven’t already, and I’m cringing.

    So sad. ;_;

    • July 21, 2013 - Reply

      @Leo the Yardie Chick

      Leo: You ask “what went wrong” and “how did it end up being this way” (?) In the words of Chris Rock….whatever happened to just plain crazy

  23. July 21, 2013 - Reply

    Let it go sister! Just let it go!! Move on with your life. Apparently she’s not looking to get another husband, or even a boyfriend. Who would want to get with someone that constantly brings drama? Most men don’t do well with lots of drama; when it comes to relationships. Makes me understand why the courts awarded D-Wade custody of the kids.

  24. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    By her holding on to this pain, because any person who is craving this type of attention is in pain, she will never heal. Just give to God and move on because by doing these types of antics is not only embarassing for your kids but allows you to never get past the hurt

  25. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    This is how I see this: her whole life and identify was wrapped up in being “Mrs. Dwayne Wade”. She had been with this man this high school, and like another person said he even lived with them. So a part of who he became had a heck of a lot to do with her and her family. One can only wonder where he might have ended up if he didn’t have a that kind of initial support.

    With that said, this why no matter how much money a man has, you cannot make them your entire life. Be supportive, obviously. Love, care and help to create a loving home with them, obviously. Make them your reason for living, no. Because when they go and you are not a strong enough individual on your own, this is what happens.

    There could possibly be some truth to what she is saying, i.e. the system is skewed in favor of the wealthy. But by continuing to behave like this, no one is going to listen to her, and she is going to be viewed like just another crazy person ranting and raving on a street corner.

    I hope she has some close friends or family who will assist her in getting the help she needs because it’s becoming clear that she needs the help of a trained mental health professional. She needs to work on getting herself better if she even hopes of getting some form of custody of her children back.

  26. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    I just wanna shake her and say “Siohvaghn get your ass off the sidewalk and get your shit together yea he was dead wrong but you’re making yourself look like a damn fool”

  27. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    Slightly off-topic:
    Just reading several news reports about celebrities, their exes and the disputes about divorce settlements (or child supports disputes), I wonder if these women have any… for the lack of a better term… Any survival instincts?
    If I was in their shoes, but I still had my intelligence and smarts, I can make $35,000 and a $1 Million dollar settlement work out for me and for my children.
    In regards to the child support disputes, I understand why a mother would go into ‘beast-mode’ when it comes to the child(ren)’s father being financial responsible. But, I do believe that some women do try to receive a lot of money for child support, because they are trying to hit the father where it hurts though.
    re: Siovaughn, Dwayne and Gabrielle situation
    I don’t know the exact cause for why Wade and Siovaughn had gotten divorce. However, I’ve read a few articles (off of gossip blogs) that Siovaughn doesn’t has her hands clean, when it comes to the dirt that happened in their marriage.

  28. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    When I waded through all of the sensationalism, I realized that she wasn’t homeless as so many other websites tried to make her appear. As a mother I understand her sentiments, but there are better ways to do things and I think she should have been more private in her approach instead of trying to embarrass her ex-husband. The only thing she did was embarrass herself and came off looking deranged.

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