Just days after Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade appeared on Dr. Phil to publicly take digs at him, Wade’s actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union fired back. Sort of. She took to Twitter to launch a series of sub-tweets that may or may not be aimed at the one-time Mrs. Wade. The ‘Think Like A Man’ Actress has chosen to remain mum (mostly) on the origins of her and D-Wade’s relationship. Since the Miami Heat star was not yet divorced when he and Ms. Union were rumored to have begun dating, Gabby was vilified in the court of public opinion.
Union tweeted, “We can be our own biggest problem or we can be our own best solution. Change starts & stops with you,” and “Stop blaming every1 & everything if ur life isn’t where u want it to be. Admit ur mistakes & shortcomings & commit to change.” While she might not be talking about the former Mrs. Wade, it’s good advice to her nonetheless.
After a long and bitter court battle, Dwyane was awarded custody of his two sons. Since then, Siohvaughn has taken to blasting her ex any chance she can get. On the Dr. Phil show earlier this week, she accused her ex husband of striking one of their sons, causing him to bruise as a result. She said that her ex’s celebrity went a long way toward the decision to strip her of her custodial rights. In an interview with Daily Mail online, she had a lot to say about how celebrity changed the man she once loved.
“This was my very best friend and I couldn’t reach him anymore – without question it was because of the money,” and, “I think Dwyane had been rejected a lot when he was younger and then suddenly people started cheering and clapping and wanting to be around him. I think he overindulged in that. It was disgusting to me.”
For her part, Union opened up to Jet magazine last April about her and Dwyane and why she never defended herself against allegations of being a home-wrecker. “For the people that hire me, it’s a non issue. But at the end of the day, Dwyane’s kids are going to be the ones who really suffer. They’re 10 and 4 and a half. They’re old enough to understand the mean things that strangers can say.”
She added, “I fought it (the lawsuit Siohvaughn filed against her claiming she was a home-wrecker and detrimental to Wade’s kids). My life is just too easy to track. So, we were submitting plenty of proof for the times she said I was in Miami. So, it was like, obviously you’re not telling the truth. And then the courts dismissed the case.”
The more this saga unfolds in the media, the more the kids lose. It seems as though neither parent is interested in building a cordial relationship for the sake of the kids. The former Mrs. Wade is pining for Dwyane although it’s clear he’s moved on. However much that hurts, her best bet is to get into therapy, begin healing herself and work toward having more of a steady relationship with her kids, free and clear from animosity toward their father. Whether or not Gabrielle Union was a home-wrecker is irrelevant at this point. The kids are the most important factor in this drama. Hopefully, the adults will put their issues to the side and really come together for the sake of the boys.