Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan close to finalizing divorce after bitter battle over 'Magic Mike' profits
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: According to Radar, actors Channing Tatum and his ex-wife Jenna Dewan are getting closer to completing their protracted divorce battle. The 41-year-old 'Step Up' actress has informed the court that she has handed over her final report on her finances, which includes her income and expenses, according to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com.
The petition indicates that the couple is exchanging information to help the settlement discussions and is in the last stages of negotiations. The couple, who have spent years trying to come to an agreement, sees the movement as progress.
How to divide the proceeds from the Magic Mike business was a key area of contention for the pair, RadarOnline.com had previously revealed. Tatum and his Dewan have been in secret discussions over the past few months to avert a trial.
During the marriage, Channing started the Magic Mike franchise, which later spawned an HBOMax reality series and a live Vegas performance. According to sources, Jenna helped identify the show's choreographers and relocated abroad to care for their child while Channing worked on the live event. In addition to the money from Magic Mike, the couple had also struggled to agree on spousal support and a property split. Channing and Jenna were hitched in 2009. The actress requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughter Everly in her divorce petition, which she submitted in October 2019.
Jenna got engaged to Steve Kazee after parting ways with Tatum. The couple had their first child in 2020. Jenna announced in December 2021 that she was delaying her wedding to Steve. They allegedly put the brakes on because of the pandemic.
"So we're going to take our time, we're not rushing and we're going to see kind of how the next year shakes out and go from there," she said. "I want to be able to plan a beautiful get-together, whether it's small, medium, or big, but the world has some other plans at the moment," Jenna said. "It is what it is...We'll get there when we get there."
Tatum and Dewan are expected to appear in court later this month. The news was initially announced by The Blast.