Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade has done his best to keep the details of his divorce hush-hush, but some numbers popped up in court papers recently filed in Miami-Dade County.
Wade, 31, is paying ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade a whopping $25,000 a month.
That’s in addition to her living and travel expenses, estimated at $10,000 a month.
Oh, yes. There was that little $1 million lump sum payment when the divorce became final last year.
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And that’s just a down payment.
The paperwork, filed under a variation of Wade’s name to make it harder for the public to see it, appeared in response to the ex-wife’s request to see her two boys more.
She accuses Wade, who has custody, of making it hard for her to hang with sons Zaire and Zion every other weekend.
Funches-Wade says 11-year-old Zaire’s participation with a Miami basketball team that travels to games out of town interferes with her visits.
“A parent’s right to see a child takes precedent over basketball,” said Lisa Macci, Funches-Wade’s attorney. “She traveled to Miami recently to see her children but was told when she got here that her older son was playing basketball in Detroit. If the mother had done that, the father would be screaming parental alienation.”
While the Wades’ divorce is final, the Miami case shows there are still problems between the two.
In their native Chicago, a trial is scheduled for early July to determine the distribution of marital assets.
The money that Wade already paid and is still paying to Funches-Wade could be chump change compared to what he’ll have to pay, Gossip Extra was told by a source familiar with the case.
Evan Marks, Wade’s local attorney, declined to comment.
The daughter of Republican biggie John Boehner is scheduled to be married May 10 in Delray Beach — to a local yokel with dreadlocks and a drug arrest on his record.
Lindsay Boehner, the anti-pot House Speaker’s eldest daughter, is getting ready to make babies with Jamaica-born construction worker Dominic Lakhan, according to the Boca Raton-based National Enquirer.
And the 38-year-old groom was once arrested by sheriff’s deputies on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Records quoted by the Enquirer indicate Lakhan was pulled over for a traffic violation in Pembroke Pines in 2006.
And not only was Lakhan driving with an opened can of Natural Lite beer, the report reads, there was an “odor of burnt cannabis emitting from the interior of the vehicle.”
“A search of the vehicle revealed two bags containing approximately 2 grams cannabis . . . inside the center of the ashtray. Suspect admitted to the possession of the cannabis, stating that it was for personal use.”
Lakhan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession. Broward County State Attorney’s Office spokesman Ron Ishoy said that researching the outcome of the case could take several days.
Lindsay Boehner and Lakhan, by the way, are already living together in a rented house on the hip east side of Delray. Both are described by neighbors as “really cool.”
The lovebirds, by the way, are registered at Macy’s. The $221 blender is still up for grabs.