Dwyane Wade’s Ex Needs to Let Go

She Matters: Pretending to be homeless will not help her win legal battles with the Miami Heat star.

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade and Dwyane Wade in 2006 (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

The line has to be drawn somewhere, and this is it. Wade’s ex is alleging that she’s homeless — despite the $25,000 that Wade pays her in alimony each month and an additional $10,000 in traveling and living expenses.

Again, I feel terrible for what happened to her, both with her marriage and the loss of custody of her children, but it’s time for Funches-Wade to make peace with her divorce — it’s been five years since her husband filed for separation — and act like a responsible adult if she ever wants to be trusted to care for her kids.

Funches-Wade’s most recent behavior points to either seriously bad judgment or being in need of treatment for mental illness. Neither bodes well for her if she has hope of ever getting custody of her children someday or keeping any public sympathy.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. Follow her on Twitter.

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