Dwyane Wade responds to ex-wife objecting over identify change of their transgender baby


Dwyane Wade is firing again after his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, accused him of making an attempt to take advantage of their transgender daughter, Zaya, by making use of for a authorized identify and gender change for the teenager.

The sports activities star took to his verified Instagram account after Funches-Wade filed an objection in a Los Angeles courtroom in an try to dam his petition filed in August to have the 15-year-old’s start identify modified to Zaya and her gender to feminine.

“Since this must be the new way of parenting, I guess I have to address these allegations here, which is a damn shame,” he wrote in a prolonged observe posted on his Instagram.

In her authorized submitting, Funches-Wade alleged that her former husband had “informed me that a lot of money had been already made and that additional money will be made in relation to our child’s name and gender issue.”

“[Wade] told me that he intended to make our child very famous due to the name and gender issue and also informed me that there would be endorsements/contracts associated therewith,” she acknowledged in her petition.

She is requesting that Zaya wait till “the age of majority” earlier than with the ability to attain a gender and identify change.

In his publish, Wade wrote that “No one in our house would ever force Zaya or any of our children to do anything against their will, much less force an identity on them.”

“This isn’t a game for my family and definitely not for Zaya,” he wrote. “This is her life!”

Wade and Funches-Wade, who’re the mother and father of two youngsters, married in 2002 and divorced in 2010. He married actress Gabrielle Union in 2014.

In his social media publish, Wade alleges that Funches-Wade is an absentee father or mother to Zaya, who was 12 years outdated in 2020 when she went public with being transgender.

“Siohvaughn has decided to pretty much be an absent parent to Zaya ALL ON HER OWN,” he wrote. “I will not sit on my hands this time and allow her to make a mockery of my dedication to my family. The high road has run out of real estate.”

CNN has reached out to Funches-Wade’s lawyer for remark.

A listening to relating to the case has been set in December.