Dwyane Wade finally having enough news about the birth of his transgender daughter, Zayaand he is ready to set the record straight.
The former basketball star—who is currently traveling in Africa with his wife Gabrielle Union and their 4-year-old daughter Kaavia– had a short time to correct the accusations of his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funchesincluding claims that he is using Zaya’s gender identity for his own financial gain.
Earlier this week, Funches, 41, responded to Wade’s petition to legally change the 15-year-old’s name, accusing him of “pushing our child forward.” and the change of name and gender in order for him to have access to the financial opportunities he has. received from the companies,” per Page Six.
But Wade, 40, has no patience for his ex-wife’s claims, taking to Instagram on Thursday to denounce the “vicious and malicious allegations.”
“Since this is the new way of parenting, I feel like I have to address these accusations here, it’s so embarrassing,” she began her IG post. “While I was on my way to change life in our homeland, in Africa, I received a social media post about forcing our 15-year-old son to become someone he is not. him and did something he didn’t like.”
“While none of us are surprised that Siohvaughn is trying to fight Zaya’s identity and trying so hard to drag my name through the mud, I am very disappointed that she still finds ways to focus on her and her needs, without thinking about her children,” he said.
The NBA alumna went on to explain that Funches’ claims have had a negative impact on their children, especially given recent reports that Zaya was in the classroom. She later acknowledged the boy’s ability to maintain her grades while “dodging all this intense and negative attention and arguments about her gender and sexuality from those in power.” if you don’t listen to him, and don’t know him!”
He added that Funches had tried to tarnish his reputation in the past, including with a student decades earlier, though Wade was eventually awarded custody of their children, despite him being an NBA player. strength
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“Instead of trying really hard to be a parent over the last few years, he has left his home to see other lawyers and has had time to talk to other lawyers since I asked for the divorce, he was leaving his home to see or tell the truth. HEARD Zaya all these years,” he added, before calling Funches a “mysterious parent” and said that he was given to talk to their daughter’s teachers, doctors, therapists and friends to better understand her situation, saying “it doesn’t work.”
“She hasn’t been to school, to speech, to the polls, to the school dance, to play day, to practice, to the head teacher meeting etc. and Zaya has given and he has every means of trying to understand him,” Wade wrote.
“I will not sit on my hands this time and let him mock my dedication to my family,” he added in Thursday’s announcement. “The high street has run out of resources.”
“My lawyer will be in contact with the fourteen lawyers as they try to unravel this false book that has been sold to them,” he concluded.
You can read Wayne’s Instagram post in its entirety in the post embedded below: