Siohvaughn Funches-Wade has known and loved Dwyane Wade since their high school days and living in a cramped apartment in Marquette, Wisconsin. Their rise from poverty to the posh life has been mired with red carpets and hangers-on, yet after facing a brutal custody battle and a divorce, Wade's ex-wife is ready to dish all to the public about their relationship. In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Siohvaughn recounts how she met the future two-time NBA champion in the fifth grade and started dating at the early age of 15. Treating her home as solace, Dwyane used the place to get away from his drug-addicted mother and strict father.
Other claims from the Miami Heat point guard's ex-wife are that she was involved in a violent dispute with him when pregnant, that Dwyane wishes he had never entered the draft, and that she is now struggling to pay bills while her ex-husband enjoys a $17 million salary.