Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, may want their child, Zaya Wade, to wait until she is 18 years old before legally changing her name and gender.
Siohvaughn is reportedly accusing Dwyane of trying to profit off of 15-year-old Zaya legally changing her name and gender.
According to documents obtained, Siohvaughn filed an objection to Dwyane’s petition for recognition of their daughter’s gender and issuance of a new birth certificate.
Zaya is still a minor and will need a court order and permission from her parents to make the change.
In the documents, Siohvaughn states, “There are multiple factors to be considered by the Court in determining the requests to change the minor child’s name and gender. The minor child is fifteen and one-half years old.”
She added that Dwyane “is positioned to profit from the minor child’s name and gender change with various companies through contacts and marketing opportunities, including but not limited to deals with Disney.”
Siohvaughn alleges that Dwyane told her directly that money was “partially behind the decision.”