Dwayne Wade- Fully Single

Dwayne Wade is fully embracing his single fatherhood.  His marriage with Siohvaughn Funches-Wade ended in 2010, and in 2011, Wade was given sole custody of their two children.  Wade explains in his book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball, that fatherhood is most important responsibility to have as a person.  He explains that a father’s responsibility for his children should not be given any additional praise, but should be expected of every father.  Wade believes that there is “no sense to honor ‘him’ for what ‘he’ should be doing in the first place.”  Wade reveals that fatherhood is a “privilege” and shouldn’t be a chore.

Wade supports all fathers to be an integral part of their children’s lives.  There needs to be complete focus on the development of their children or else all the rewards of being a parent will be missed.  His advice to single parents comes straight from his own experience with taking full responsibility of his two kids, Zaire and Zion.  He understands the challenges of being a single parent, but continues to encourage both fathers and mothers to do the best they can raising their children.

Although Wade was awarded sole custody of his kids in 2011, he did not get his request to suspend visitation rights from his ex-wife granted.  He will have to continue allowing their sons to go over to her place to visit.


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