NBA star Dwyane Wade has reportedly won custody of his two sons. According to ESPN.com, a judge awarded him full custody after a long battle with ex-wife Siovaughn. Siohvaughn is reportedly devastated because she is only allowed to see her sons alternating weekends, holidays and half of the summer. Her lawyer told The Tribune, “Unfortunately I think the court got it wrong and it’s not in the best interest of these children and fails to recognize that Siohvaughn Wade has been a wonderful mother and a provider for these children, educationally, emotionally and physically. Mr. Wade, while well-intentioned, just does not have the ability to parent these children.”
Her lawyer added, Siohvaughn Wade is “extremely disappointed. She’s in disbelief. She’s hurting for her children.” Dwayne’s lawyers reportedly accused Siohvaugn of a pattern of erratic behavior as well as interfering with Dwayne’s visitation rights and alienating them from their father.
Dwayne spoke to The AP after his victory. He said, “My life changed in a huge way. Mentally, I’ve been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it’s bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids’ lives sometimes. You fight until you can’t fight any more. That’s all I was trying to be, a father in his kids’ lives.”
He continued, “I think them living here, being here, it’s a great opportunity for them and I’m looking forward to it for them, to grow up with me and us learning together, how to be father-son. So I’m excited.”