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Dwyane Wade's wife sues his alleged actress girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, over 'emotional distress'

BY MIKE LANSU

The wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade has filed a

lawsuit against

the Miami Heat guard’s alleged actress girlfriend, claiming her conduct

around their

young children has inflicted emotional distress.

Siohvaughn

Wade claims actress Gabrielle Union “engaged in

sexual foreplay with Dwyane Wade” in front of Wade’s 8-year-old and

2-year-old sons while on an unsupervised visitation to the

basketball star’s Miami home, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Cook

County

Circuit Court.

The suit also claims Wade’s oldest son was allowed

to play unsupervised

in or around the Miami home’s pool at night. Wade and Union ignored the

boy,

whose “screams and cries” eventually got the attention of Wade’s mother,

Jolinda Wade, who took the boy inside, according to the suit.

The 8-year-old later told court appointed child

representative Lester

Barelay what happened and asked him “to put his father in jail…” so he

would

not have to return to the home, which he calls “the house where the

woman

kissing daddy lives,” the suit said.

The suit also claims the younger child nearly

drowned while in his

father’s care and Union drove the boys to the park with his oldest son

in the front

seat.

On one visitation, Wade allegedly orchestrated a

meeting between Union and the boys, where he introduced the actress as

his “girlfriend” and

said “that is why your mom and I are going to divorce,” according to

the suit.

Dwyane and Siohvaughn Wade have been “sweethearts”

since

they were 15 years old and currently still married but are involved in a

divorce proceeding, the suit said.

The boy’s mother claims the sexual foreplay in

front of the

boys and the orchestrated meeting to introduce the children to their

future

stepmother caused emotional distress.

The older child has sought medical treatment for

stress and anxiety,

has developed nervous habits, experiences headaches, and is generally

anxious

to the point of “significant” hair loss causing bald spots, according to

the

suit. The boy is currently seeking court-mandated mental evaluations at

the

University of Chicago, the suit said.

Siohvaughn Wade and the boys are seeking more than

$50,000

from Union at a trial.

A Tuesday night message left with Siohvaughn Wade’s

attorney, William P. Suriano, was not immediately returned. A message

left with

the NBA Players Association seeking comment from Dwyane Wade’s agent

was also not returned.

Dwyane Wade — an alumni of Richards High School in Oak Lawn

— has played all seven seasons of his professional career for the Miami

Heat.

The 28-year-old is a six-time NBA all-star and has won an NBA

championship and

gold medal. He has the option to opt out of his current contract this

summer,

and the Chicago Bulls are rumored to be interested in signing him.