Wade won three championships with the Miami Heat and was the face of the franchise for over a decade. The star married his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches in before getting drafted into the league, but the pair split up, going through a bitter divorce and child custody battle. The divorce, filed for in , was only granted in and Wade had to wait another year to gain full custody of his two boys.
He began dating actress Gabrielle Union in , with the two combining to form one of the most famous couples in the world. They tied the knot in and seem to be happily married to date. Being as popular as they are, their lives are constantly under the microscope, but there are probably a whole lot of things that you might not know about the couple. Take a read below. The movie star was an all-league point guard at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California, yet it was her friend Sanaa Lathan who got the lead role in the movie Love and Basketball, despite never having played the game.
Union auditioned for the role herself, but was only given a small part in the movie. I did all right. The Heat needed his personality and leadership more than ever, in the wake of losing LeBron James, but an impasse over his salary left the veteran with no choice but to move on. You should reach out to him. And the rest, as they say, is history. Speaking after they officially hooked up, the actress said: Athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me.
Gabrielle lost a close friend to breast cancer and has also been at the forefront of cancer awareness causes. Back in , she partnered with a cancer research campaign.
But with the couple splitting up for a while in , due to 'distance and scheduling', Wade found time to get an old girlfriend pregnant. With help from his sons and an 8. Wade had his sons distract his then-girlfriend for most of the day, then they all visited his house which was under construction, before Wade took her upstairs to distract her again while the boys prepared. When the pair got back down, the youths were holding up signs which read: Union could be heard cheering her man on, heckling officials and opposition players, and even calling out plays.
After a while, not even Wade could take it, and she was forced to move back a bit. Some things just stick with you no matter where you go.