While Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade’s ex-teammate Shaquille O’Neal and
wife Shaunie have been able to work out their marital troubles – at least to the
point of Shaq not pursuing the divorce he previously filed for – the same can’t
be said for D-Wade and his high school sweetheart Siovaughn, pictured here in presumably
Now that practice is underway for the upcoming NBA season, D-Wade wants to keep
his comments to the media to the basketball court. But us bloggers want to talk
divorce court. He’s not having it.
“I keep my personal life my personal life,” he told The Associated Press.
“You try to keep it as private as you can. When things leak out, it’s
not always the truth. Some is. All you can do is continue being who you are. A lot
of things have come out about me, and people are going to think what they want to
think. But at the end of the day, no one knows what’s happened in my life
to get to the point where me and my wife, our family, not being together.”
The AP reports that the divorce process for the couple, which has two children (ka-ching
to Siovaughn!), began late last year.
“When the time comes, I will make one statement and that’s it. Like
anyone else, I want my privacy respected.”
Dwyane got married too young and his marriage was destined to fail. It’s too
hard for these guys to come into the league and suddenly have beautiful groupies
throwing themselves at them as they travel around the country without their wives.
Young guys can’t resist that temptation. Well, neither can a lot of old ones.
Siovaughn had to beat the groupies off her man, who has been linked most often to
Gabrielle Union, but also Star Jones (yeah, we laughed at that one too), Kelly Rowland
and most recently Vanessa Simmons. Those rumors should be the least of his worries.
He’s also dealing with courts on another matter, a failed restaurant deal.
Wade agreed to have his name and likeness used at three restaurants in South Florida
and says he never invested any money in the businesses, yet when they failed even
though he tried to fulfill his end of the deal by making appearances he was sued
by the people who approached him about the project for $25 million. Wade is countersuing.
“Let people say what they want to say about me,” Wade said. “I
hear it. I get mad about it. But it doesn’t get me down. It adds fuel to the
Sounds like the Heat is definitely on Dwyane.