Update: 5/11/10 - 10:52 pm - Siohvaughn Wade turns herself in to police
Siohvaughn Wade, the estranged wife of NBA star Dwayne Wade, is being pursued by police, according to TMZ. They are seeking her out after she missed a mandatory hearing in Chicago involving her divorce with Wade. The judge had already threatened Siohvaughn with a body-attachment order if she failed to show up for another hearing. Siohvaughn has been in the news quite a bit lately after she decided to sue actress Gabrielle Union for acting inappropriately in front of her children.
Siohvaughn claims that Union and her husband didn't show proper discretion in front of their children, inflicting emotional distress. The lawsuit was filed in the middle of a nasty divorce battle between the two. The new order from the judge means that Siohvaughn is going to be taken in to custody by police and delivered to the court.
Sadly enough, the divorce has been one of the leading sensational headlines of this month and the last one. What makes this situation worse is that underneath the drama, there is very real pain and a family broken apart. Let's be real: Love makes people insane, and we often make fools out of ourselves when being put through the struggles of a difficult breakup. Right now, both Wade and his ex-wife are looking pretty silly.
Without laying blame on either Dwayne or Siohvaughn for this unfortunate situation, I can only imagine that Siohvaughn's odd behavior is related to the challenges of trying to keep a husband who is faced with more temptations than any young man can handle. It's hard enough to keep a family together without having to compete with women like Gabrielle Union. But then again, I don't know the details of their relationship, so my comments can only go so far. I sincerely wish this couple the best.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition and the author of the new book 'Black American Money.' To have Dr. Boyce's commentary delivered to your e-mail, please click here.