Siohvaughn Funches is an American-born public speaker, author as well as a Christian Counselor. She is the founder of A Woman’s Worth Foundation. This is a non-profit making organization aimed at transforming lives through the Gospel.
Funches is the ex-wife to the famous NBA player Dwyane Wade. The two tied the knot in 2002 and divorced in 2010 after eight years of marriage and two kids.
Siohvaughn Funches profile summary
- Full name: Siohvaughn Funches
- Date of birth: 6th September 1981
- Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Siohvaughn Funches age: 39 years (as of 2020)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 60kg
- Marital status: Divorced
- Spouse: Dwyane Wade (ex-husband)
- Profession: Author, public speaker, counsellor
- Net worth: $100,000
Siohvaughn Funches biography
Siohvaughn Funches was born on 6th September 1981 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. Her parents are Frank Funches (father) and Darlene Funches (mother). She had a sister, Garrica LeAnna Woods, who died as a teenager.
Funches experienced a challenging period growing up as her parents divorced when she was only three years old. Later on, her sister LeAnna passed away when she was a teenager.
Siohvaughn Funches Wade studied at Harold L High School, Oak Lawn in her hometown in Chicago. After her high school graduation, she relocated to Wisconsin to stay with her boyfriend.
She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2009 with a Degree in Psychology. Later, Siohvaughn earned her professional certification in counselling from Capella University. She joined The John Marshall Law School.
In 2016, Siohvaughn Funches Wade founded A Woman’s Worth Foundation, where she serves as the president. The foundation aims at offering counselling to women to enable them to fight domestic violence and other practices.
She is a popular public speaker and professional domestic violence counsellor in Georgia, USA. Funches is also an author of two books:
- The True Story for God’s Glory: The Life of Siohvaughn L. Funches-Wade
- You Gotta Let God Finish!
Husband and kids
Siohvaughn was married to Miami Heat basketball player and her high school sweetheart, Dwyane Wade. She met Dwyane for the first time in the fifth grade. The two started dating when she was only 15 years old.
After completing her high school studies, Dwyane and Funches moved into a two-bedroom apartment in Marquette, Wisconsin where he was attending college.
During their sophomore year, they had their firstborn child named Zaire on 4th February 2002. The duo exchanged their wedding vows on 18th May 2002. Later, the couple welcomed their second-born child, Zion Malachi Airimis Wade on 29th May 2007.
Divorce settlement and custody
A few months after the birth of their second-born child, Wade filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. This led to a lengthy court battle which took long to come to an end.
The NBA player filed for custody of their two children, Zaire and Zion. In 2011, a court in Chicago finally granted Wade sole physical and legal custody of the kids. The court granted Dwyane’s ex-wife regular parenting time.
Siohvaughn received $5 million in the divorce settlement in 2013. Additionally, Dwyane gave her $25,000 per month and paid her mortgage and other maintenance requirements.
After receiving the $5 million, she staged a protest on the streets of Chicago. She held a hand-written sign that read:
NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets.
Siohvaughn Funches with her kids. Photo: siohvaughnfuncheswade
After the divorce, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade kept the South Holland mansion which once served as the family’s home. She also kept four of their cars. The house includes six bedrooms, a breakfast room, a swimming pool, and a basketball court. It covers 7,800 square feet.
Siohvaughn Funches net worth
Siohvaughn earns a decent amount of money from her professional career as a public speaker, author and Christian counsellor. Siohvaughn Funches now makes an average of $40,000 per year from counselling. Her net worth is roughly $100,000 as of 2020.
Siohvaughn Funches has had a rough time from her childhood to her adulthood. Despite the obstacles, she has managed to stand firm in her career. The struggles inspired her to become one of the best counsellors in the field.