Father's Day is Sunday and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, recently granted custody of his two young sons, wrote about his experiences for Newsweek. Titled "My life as an NBA Superstar Single Dad," Wade speaks of the importance of a father in his sons' lives, and hopes they continue to have a good relationship with his ex-wife.
A snippet, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
"I've had some ups and downs lately, but the memories of the unpleasant times disappear quickly, in part because of moments like the one recently when I was able to surprise my younger son, Zion, at his school with cupcakes for his fourth birthday," Wade wrote. "It was the day after we'd won the Eastern Conference finals, but that victory couldn't compare with the huge smile on Zion's face at that moment. I will never forget it."
Thirteen months ago, Wade's then-estranged wife, Siohvaughn, filed a lawsuit against Wade's girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union. Siohvaughn claimed that Wade's and Union's relationship had caused their two sons emotional distress, the Associated Press reported at the time.
A month later, Wade's divorce was final, and in March 2011, he won custody of his two sons. At the time Wade called the news a "huge weight off my back," adding "My life changed in a huge way. Mentally, I've been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it's bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids' lives sometimes. You fight until you can't fight any more. That's all I was trying to be, a father in his kids' lives."