Dwyane Wade files a petition against his ex-wife for attempting to stop the transgender transitioning process for their child Zaya.
Dwyane Wade is going after his ex-wife again over her decision to try to block their child’s name and gender change, this time calling Siohvaughn Funches-Wade‘s objection to the court petition both “libelous” and “nonsensical.”
Wade spelled it all out in new court documents, obtained by TMZ Sports, saying his 15-year-old child Zaya Wade, who is transgender, should be allowed to legally change their name and gender despite Funches-Wade’s objection filed earlier this month.
Wade argues in the documents it’s all in Zaya’s “best interest” saying, “A court order affirming her identity will allow Zaya to live more comfortably and honestly in all aspects of her life, from simple introductions and food orders, to applying for a driver’s license and filling out college applications.”
He added in the documents, “This petition is about allowing Zaya to take on the milestones of being a young adult with confidence and joy.”
Earlier this month, Funches-Wade argued in court documents that the move should be barred, alleging, among other things, that Dwyane “may be pressuring our child to move forward with the name and gender change in order to capitalize on the financial opportunities that he has received from companies.”
To which Dwyane Wade responded to in a social media post on Instagram.
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“Siohvaughn’s allegations are libelous at their core, and are, at best, nonsensical,” Wade’s attorneys wrote in the documents. “Dwyane filed this petition because Zaya asked him to.”
Zaya has been going by Zaya since 2020. Wade initially filed the petition for the name and gender change in August of this year.
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