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Dwyane Wade Opens Up About Marriage, Fatherhood In Jet Magazine

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 23: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat stands on the court during the match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 23: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat stands on the court during the match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

On the court, Dwyane Wade is an all-star guard for the Miami Heat. But off the court, he plays doting single dad to sons Zion and Zaire, whom he has full custody of.

And in the latest issue of Jet magazine, on newsstands now, Wade opens up about fatherhood and his relationship with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade.

"I didn’t set out to get full custody but I wasn’t able to see my kids the way I wanted and I’m not a parent who’s going to run away from his responsibilities," Wade told the magazine (via Madame Noir). "I was probably a terrible husband, but I pride myself on being a good dad.”

The NBA star was awarded sole custody of his kids, ages 11 and 5 in March 2011, though the exes are still working out a time-share agreement.

“It’s been six years and hopefully one day she and I can get to the point where it’s a lot easier than it is now to co-parent,” he said of his ex.

Last month, reports surfaced that the NBA star is paying his ex $25,000 a month, in addition to her living and travel expenses (estimated at $10,000 per month) and the reported $1 million lump sum he paid her when the divorce was finalized in June 2010.

Click over to Jet for more on Wade, then check out the slideshow below for other celebrity single dads we love.

Our Favorite Single Celebrity Fathers

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