Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is expected in a Chicago courtroom Monday for the start of a trial expected to determine how much he’ll have to pay his ex-wife for their divorce.
Wade, 31, who just won his third NBA title with the Heat, has been officially divorced from high-school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches, the mother of his two boys, for a year.
But a judge who pronounced them split postponed the haggling over marital distribution as Funches got $35,000 a month as part of a temporary deal.
The trial to hammer out a permanent deal is expected to last for an entire month.
“It’s unusually long, but it’s very complicated,” said Lisa Macci, Funches’ Boca Raton attorney.
One of the last witnesses deposed was team president Pat Riley, who sat down with Wade’s and Funches’ legal teams in Coral Gables June 25.
Riley’s deposition became controversial because during the Heat’s championship run, team representatives were accused of trying to make it harder for Funches’ process servers to subpoena Riley.
“Coach Riley was very cordial to everyone,” Macci said. “He was very professional and wasn’t evasive, which is a refreshing change in this case.”
Evan Marks, Wade’s attorney, couldn’t be reached.
Dolphin Digest sold
Tom Curtis has sold his glossy Dolphin Digest after running it for nearly 40 years.
He will no longer be involved with the magazine, Gossip Extra has learned.
Curtis says his relationship with the Fins’ front office has “somewhat” deteriorated.
He added that the team decided to stop offering a free subscription to season ticket holders as a cost-cutting measure, which cut circulation by half to about 15,000.
“It hurts,” Curtis said about his decision. “But it’s a business decision I had to make.”
Team officials have yet to discuss their decision to stop offering the magazine, something they’ve done for the past five years.
Dolphin Digest, which comes out twice a month during the NFL season and four times during the rest of the year, will continue in its present form under the ownership of American Sports Media, which also publishes magazines on the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, and New York Giants.
Popular editor Andy Cohen will continue contributing to Dolphin Digest, Curtis said.
“I feel bad because I think that season-ticket holders enjoyed receiving their magazine,” Curtis said. “The Dolphins did what they feel is best for them. I hold no grudge.”
Curtis declined to reveal the price but said it didn’t make him a millionaire.
Love, not money
This much is sure about Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria picking Miami engineer Ernesto Arguello as her new beau: It’s not for his money.
Until recently, Arguello was more than $4 million in the hole, according to federal bankruptcy records.
And, he claimed in court, he was basically worth the shirt on his back and custom jewelry around his neck.
Arguello, 34, listed assets totaling $1,555!
Liabilities? In the $4.16 million range, including $60,000 in student loans and a huge business debt.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Longoria is worth about $35 million. And basketball star Tony Parker, who was divorced from Longoria in 2011, has about $75 million to his name.
We’re just saying ...