“Siohvaughn Funches was my high school girlfriend. Siohvaughn had her own car, she had a job, money, this and that. We started spending a lot of time together because it got me away from the noise and everything going on at my house.”

But after she became pregnant with their son Zaire, everything changed:

“I broke down. [I thought] my career, my life is over…Our relationship was rocky. We got together at 16 years old so we had a lot of differences and we didn’t know how to handle those. I wasn’t a big argument, fight type person because I grew up hearing my parents do that, and I didn’t want that to happen to Zaire, so I would just not address it,” he explained.

And when it came to the divorce, it was a bitter and lengthy process:

“My divorce was taking forever. She wound up having 13 different lawyers in the process. So every time you get a new lawyer, the case starts over. I’m having a hard time having a relationship with my kids, seeing my kids. A lot of times she would not bring them out, and I would have to get the police involved to find her — It became ugly and nasty — My emotions were all over the place because, on one hand, you want to celebrate a victory, but on the other end, no one wins. There’s no winner in a custody battle.”

Wade has been through a lot. 

But it seems he’s learned from all his past mistakes. 

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