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Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Accusing Him Of Coercing Their Daughter To Be Trans For ‘Financial Opportunities’

Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohwon Funches-Wade You are not on the same page about your child.

As you probably remember, the daughter of a basketball player, jaya wade, came out as a transgender woman in 2020. Wade has been super supportive in all of this, and very publicly! He explained during an appearance Ellen those days:

“Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union… we are parents to a child from the LGBTQ+ community and we are proud allies. We take our role and responsibility as parents very seriously.”

He added:

“I don’t know if everyone knows, originally named Zion… Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I guess That going forward I am ready to live out my truth. I want to be referred to as ‘he’ and ‘her’. I would like you guys to call me Zaya.”

Now, two years later, the athlete is finding himself in a legal battle over a child’s ability to transition legally.

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According to legal documents, Siohwagon filed a legal petition against the recognition of his daughter’s legal change of gender and the issuance of a new birth certificate to reflect that change. The child, who is 15 years old, must obtain a court order and permission from both his parents for the change. However, Siohwon is now claiming that her ex-husband is “attempting to circumvent the requirements of the Illinois Final Custody Order decision filed on March 14, 2011,” adding Dwayne “to affect the care, welfare, Will discuss and receive inputs with key decisions. The activities, health, education and religious upbringing of his two children including Zaya. Mom explained in the documents:

“There are several factors to be considered by the Court in determining requests to change the name and gender of a minor child. The minor child is fifteen and a half years old.”

Then she claimed that her ex-husband is:

“In a position to benefit from gender change through liaison and marketing opportunities with minor baby names and various companies including but not limited to deals Disney,

Who’s waiting?!

Yep, you didn’t read that wrong. She is claiming that Zaya’s decision to transition legally is being influenced by Dwayne – due to the potential financial benefits he may receive from being the parent of a trans child. He explained:

“I worry that (Dwayne) may pressure our child to go ahead with a name and gender change to capitalize on the financial opportunities we get from companies.”

very nice. This is the first time we are hearing about additional financial opportunities to transition. He added:

“This matter has been heavily reported in the media and there will likely be media pressure on the minor child.”

To be honest, it looks like someone is looking at some right-wing news sources who like to portray Hollywood as somewhere poor white cis people can’t catch a break – despite all the evidence to the contrary.

But the 41-year-old mother says she has the receipts! He cited a conversation with Miami Heat Alum as evidence:

“In April 2022, (Dwayne) invited me to one of his residences in Atlanta, Georgia. On this occasion he told me that a lot of money has already been made and additional money will be made in terms of the name and gender of our child. (Dwayne) told me he wanted to make our baby very famous because of the name and gender issue and also told me there would be ads/contracts attached to it.

He continued:

“I inquired what deals the companies have made, or are willing to make, deals with (Dwayne) regarding our child. Zion, who was present at the time, replied that various companies were interested and that Disney was a potential company.”

While Siohwon, who legally represent mark grossNow objecting to Zaya’s legal change, she They say This is largely to prevent potential financial gain from motivating the decision, and asking the court to deny the request until Zaya turns 18. That she is all about protecting her child.

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we should note that The use of Zaya’s dead name in the legal material apparently continues. While that’s still her legal name, she could have offered it AKA out of respect. It certainly gives the impression that Siohwon doesn’t recognize the transition at all — and if that’s the case, perhaps the objection is more about that and less about the Hollywood deals. The legal filing continued:

“(Siohwon) argues that the minor child should be given the opportunity, at the age of majority, which is two and a half years away, to make this important decision for himself. He has strong concerns that (Dwayne) this urgent plea But with lucrative financial opportunities to pursue, may pressure or encourage a minor child.

Now he’s bribing her to be trans? Oops.

She said she is “concerned that due to the high profile nature of the matter, if the minor child is not fully supported by the requested relief (and is being pressured by Dwayne or financial opportunities), the minor child may be subject to further investigation. And the pressure will be felt. From the media.”

Look, we get that the decisions of a child to be promoted can be considered unhealthy – but with parents of rich and famous it’s the other side of the sword, isn’t it? as far as Incentives As for the transition, we can’t imagine any cis kid doing a deal for money. can you do it?? Finally he noted:

“I am concerned that our child is being commercialized at an early age and the uncontrolled result of media exposure i.e. cyberbullying, statements and/or photos taken in reference to our child, and unwanted spotlight focused on our child.”

As of now, Dwayne can’t make a decision because of his custody agreement with Siohwon. By requirement in Illinois, he or she is required to “complete an affidavit and declaration of gender transition from the individual, either by a licensed health care professional or licensed mental health professional to confirm that the individual has undergone gender transition. have had medically appropriate treatment for or have an intersex condition”. A hearing is scheduled for December where a judge will make a final decision.

We are sure that both the parents really want what is best for their daughter! What are your thoughts, Perezius readers? Tell us in the comments below.

[Images via Siohvaughn Funches-Wade/Instagram & MEGA/WENN]