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Siohvaughn Wade is free on $10,000 bond after surrendering to authorities early Tuesday morning and placed behind bars.
Mrs. Wade skipped out on a custody hearing Monday afternoon, forcing Cook County Circuit Judge Marya Nega to order her arrest.
Siohvaughn Wade's attorney, Marsha Fisher, had filed an emergency motion Tuesday to quash the arrest order, but Judge Nega said there was no emergency.
Nega was in a foul mood Monday when she expressed displeasure with Siohvaughn Wade's "pattern of behavior" in the increasingly nasty divorce proceedings.
"When things don't go according to Mrs. Wade's way," Nega said, "all of a sudden the phone's turned off. Maybe it's time for the kids to go live with Dad for a month or two."
In an understatement, the judge also characterized the split as "beginning to spiral out of control."
Since Siohvaughn Wade initiated the split in January 2009, there've been allegations of adultery, abandonment of the couple's two sons, wacky religious practices, and charges that Wade had infected his wife with a sexually transmitted disease.
She demanded the names of all his sexual partners become public; he filed a libel suit. She then retracted her claims and retreated to Chicago, and the whole affair was put off until this summer.
The most astonishing salvo was fired last week, when Siohvaughn Wade sued her husband's girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, for emotional distress. The $50,000 suit alleges that the "Bad Boys II" star "kissed" and "hugged" Wade in front of his children, inflicting such emotional distress that the older boy's hair is falling out in clumps.