Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan's divorce turns nasty as they fight over child custody and support for 6-year-old daughter
Despite the 38-year-old actress signing off on a mutually agreed on custody schedule of their daughter for the holidays, the 39-year-old actor filed legal documents on Tuesday, November 26, asking a judge to come up with an official schedule.
While Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's divorce was on its way to get finalized without a hitch, it has hit a road bump as allegations over child custody, child support, and FaceTime hindrances have emerge in new reports.
According to sources who spoke to TMZ, despite the 38-year-old actress signing off on a mutually agreed on custody schedule for the estranged couple's 6-year-old daughter Everly for the holidays, the 39-year-old actor filed legal documents on Tuesday, November 26, asking a judge to come up with an official schedule.
The dispute over the scheduling process began when Jenna requested Channing's legal team to change a pre-decided routine because she was working and the actor refused to do it.
Further problems emerged over child support as sources close to the 'Step Up' actress said that her former co-star was not contributing. People close to Channing however, countered the claims saying that there was a very specific, joint account with community funds that cover Everly's expenses.
There was also a lack of communication between the two parties. Even though it was previously agreed upon that when one parent has custody of Everly, the other one can FaceTime their daughter, there were accusations that Channing did not let his estranged wife FaceTime their daughter when he had custody. Also, apparently, when Everly was with her mother, her father allegedly did not bother FaceTiming her - a fact that was refuted by sources close to Channing.
Sources close to Channing alleged that Jenna made it difficult to FaceTime their daughter when she was with her and he had to resort to talking to her through the kid's nanny.
Last week, a source close to Jenna told People magazine that after she and her estranged husband were declared "legally" single by a judge in Los Angeles, the actress was “very relieved to have closed that chapter. Now, she can just focus on the future."
Regarding her relationship with Channing, Jenna recently told the same outlet that she was in a good place, adjusting to their “new normal,” with her daughter being at the top of her priority list.
“You can still have a relationship, and just because the forms change as to who you are to each other, it doesn’t take away from the love that we shared all those years,” she said.
She is currently pregnant with her boyfriend, Broadway star Steve Kazee's child. Dishing on her newfound love, Jenna said that with him she shared a kind of attraction that was hard to ignore.
“I wasn’t looking for it,” she said. “But it sort of took me by complete storm. It happened when I least expected it. … It was an instant connection when we met each other. All of a sudden. In my eyes it was truly, completely meant to be. There was like a lightning bolt behind it.”