In March of 2011, Wade won a custody battle with his ex-wife, for full custody of his sons. Before Gabrielle Union, Wade was married to a woman named Siohvaughn Funches. Together they had two sons, but separated in 2007, before actually divorcing, in 2010. So after the emotional toll of a long court battle, Wade needed someone to lean on and be there for him. In comes his best friend LeBron.
Wade recalls that not only did he lean on ‘Bron for support and a friendly ear very often, but that James also helped him learn how to become a full time parent again. James had to coach Wade on simple things like sleep schedules and how to get the kids to school on time. Just another example of how close the two have become over the years.