Dwyane Wade's Ex-Wife Is Coming for a Huge Chunk of His Fortune

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24:  Dwyane Wade attends the Givenchy Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade's Ex-Wife Is Coming for a Huge Chunk of His Fortune

Here's how much she's asking for.

Published August 11, 2016

NBA great Dwyane Wade's ex-wife has finally put a number on what it will take to end their their drawn out divorce settlement. Siohvaughn Funches said in court that she believes she is entitled to at least $10 million of her ex-husband's fortune due to the many endorsement deals he gained while the two were married.

Funches claimed that the support she offered her ex as he developed into one of the best guards in the NBA has earned her a stake in Wade's endorsement deals with brands such as Staples, Gatorade, T-Mobile, and more.

This huge payout would not be the first that has hit Wade's wallet since the couple split in 2010. He initially paid Funchess a $5 million settlement plus the former couple's marital home. A large part of the reason she is asking for more now is because Funches claims her former lawyer, Brian Hurst, never showed her Wade's business contracts so she had no idea how much money she could lay claim to in the original settlement.

She has since also sued Hurst claiming that he pressured her into taking the settlement instead of going to trial, leaving her with much less than she though she was going to get.

The timing of the request is certainly interesting however, as Wade just signed a new two-year $47 million contract with the Chicago Bulls.

It's definitely a sticky situation with the request coming more than six years after the couple officially called it quits, but last month the judge ruled that Funches could reopen the case. 

Wade might want to hold off on buying any new contract gifts until this mess is figured out.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


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