Gabrielle Union has found herself fighting to save her career after the breakdown of Dwyane Wade’s marriage to now ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade plus a judge rules on new custody rules for Dwyane and Siohvaughn’s sons.
First, Gabrielle called into T.T Torrez radio show and spoke candidly about how she survived the name calling and her boyfriend’s nasty divorce battle,
“It’s hard because, aside from loving him, I want to protect myself. I’ve built my life. I built my own brand. I built my career and my career took a hit from that madness because some people refuse to see the truth, even when it’s presented to them time and time again. I love him but at some point it’s about self preservation”.
Gabrielle added that she does not rely on Dwyane to take financial responsibility for her family so protecting her brand is important. In the end however she figured out a balance,
“You have to put their love of their mom, their love of peace of mind and love of consistency first, and then I have to make sure I can still feed my own family. Luckily, by taking the high road and not engaging in the back and forth craziness, I was able to do both. Luckily, by doing the right thing and putting the children first, it worked out that I was able to save myself.”
Meanwhile Siohvaughn must visit Florida over the next four months in order to visit her sons. A judge ruled against the Miami Heat’s original request to suspend Siohvaughn’s visitation rights. Instead she’s placed on something like a probation to determine if the boys, 10 and 5, can travel to visit her again. In a case where no one appears to be the winner Dwyane’s ex-wife laments about her growing detachment from her boys,
“I’m not exactly sure how either of my children are doing right now, because I’m still yet to have a conversation with them that’s uninterrupted since that day.”
Dwyane’s attorney James Pritikin insist he never intended to damage the children’s relationship with their mother,
“Mr. Wade has never really wanted to prevent his children from seeing their mother,” said Pritikin. “He has done everything to encourage it and continues to do everything to encourage it.”