Most causal fans only know about D Wade and Gabrielle Union, many don’t remember his college sweetheart and ex-wife Siohvaughn.
They went through a bitter divorce and in the end it was so bad that Wade ended up with custody of their two boys.
Things have been pretty civil until this weekend.
Siohvaughn Funches-Wade was charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest, Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki told The AP on Tuesday. Another woman at the home at the time, Nadgee Alarcon, was charged with one count of resisting arrest, Bilecki said. All the charges are misdemeanors.
According to the filing, the two boys were to be picked up by Wade’s sister around noon Saturday so they could make a 3:05 p.m. flight from Chicago to Miami so they could be in South Florida for the entirety of Father’s Day.
Wade’s sister got no response at the home, and after “several hours” the sheriff’s office was called to send someone to the scene, according to the filing. It also said Funches-Wade attempted to leave the home without the children when one of the responding deputies tried taking her into custody. The boys, at that time, were with Alarcon inside the home, according to the filing.
Wade eventually hired a private jet to bring his sons home early Sunday, and upon their arrival, his older son told him that Alarcon “smacked him on the head,” according to court records.
I understand that Siohvaughn like many Ex-wives or girlfriends of athletes have a hard time seeing their husbands/boyfriends move on and specifically in Wade’s case be praised for raising his two boys, but that is no excuse for this type of behavior.
If I was a judge, I would have to seriously consider not allowing her to be around the boys without supervision because what happens the next time?
It might turn out a lot worse.
Siohvaughn obviously needs help and I hope she gets it because her actions are going to have long term effects on their children