Dwyane Wade - Zaya Wade - Siohvaughn Funches-Wade

Dwyane Wade was hot as fish grease when he took to Instagram to publicly address his ex-wife’s claims that he is exploiting his daughter, Zaya Wade, for financial gain.

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade has filed an objection to Dwyane’s petition for recognition of Zaya’s change of gender and the issuance of a new birth certificate.

Zaya Wade, who is 15 years old, is transgender and is asking to be legally identified as female. 

Because Zaya is a minor, she must get permission from her parents and a court order to make the change.

In her objection, Siohvaughn accused Dwyane of a number of things including trying to circumvent their child custody agreement.

She also said she is concerned that the former NBA star is “pressuring” Zaya to change her gender for financial gain.

Lastly, she is asking the court to force Zaya Wade to wait until she is 18 (an adult) to make such a life-altering decision in regard to her identity.

Get the full scoop on Siohvaughn Funches-Wade’s objection.

Dwyane Wade took to Instagram early Thursday morning and said it’s a “damn shame” that he has to address the allegations made by his ex-wife.

He began by writing, “While I’m on a life-changing trip in our motherland, Africa, I’ve received a social media post about me forcing our 15 year old child to be someone she’s not and to do something against her will. These are serious and harmful allegations that have hurt our children.”

Dwyane went on to say none of them are “surprised by Siohvaughn’s attempt to fight Zaya’s identity and her unwavering attempt to drag my name through the mud.”

“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.”

Dwyane Wade went on to drag Siohvaughn for being an absent parent to Zaya.

“Siohvaughn has decided to pretty much be an absent parent to Zaya ALL ON HER OWN. As en, we get a bad rep for not showing up and being absentee fathers, well that’s not the case here because I’m ten toes down and I’m still going thru the BS! 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.”

Read Dwyane’s full statement below.

No one wins when the family feuds.

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