“This is a terrible and terrible accusation that happened to our children,” Wade responded in a statement posted on his Instagram. “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.”
Representatives for Wade did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Wade and Funches-Wade, who were married from 2002 to 2010, have two children: Zaya and 20-year-old son Zaire Wade.
Dwyane Wade married actress Gabrielle Union in 2014. In recent years, the couple has been open about their support for Zaya’s gender identity.
“We are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we are proud friends,” Wade said during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2020. We can arrange to give We give our child the best opportunity to be the best.”
A hearing to decide the case regarding Zaya’s legal name and gender reassignment is scheduled for December 12.
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