Gossip Extra! reports the Miami Heat player officially gained custody of his 12-year-old nephew Dahveon Morris this week. Miami-Dade County records noted that Judge Barbara Areces granted Wade a petition for “concurrent custody by extended family”.
Translation: the 32-year-old NBA all-star and his wife Gabrielle Union, 41, will raise Dahveon with the child’s mother and Wade’s sister, Deanna Morris. When asked about the situation, Wade’s lawyer, Evan Marks had no comment.
According to Gossip Extra!, Wade has been spending quite a bit of time with Dahveon over the past three years. In addition to his nephew, the athlete has custody of his two sons he had with his high school sweetheart and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. While “on break” from Union last year, Wade fathered a child with another woman.
Regarding Dahveon’s father, Wade’s petition states that the patriarch is “unknown” and is not listed on Dahveon’s birth certificate.