Jenna Dewan files for divorce from Channing Tatum, six months after separation

Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their parting, both Tatum and Dewan have asked for joint legal and physical custody of their five-year-old daughter


                            Jenna Dewan files for divorce from Channing Tatum, six months after separation

Jenna Dewan, who has recently starred in the second season of the Fox medical drama 'The Resident', has officially filed for a divorce from her husband, Channing Tatum. The 'Step Up' stars had announced their separation in April and almost six months later they have finally decided to make it official. 

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Dewan filed for the divorce on Friday in Los Angeles and has apparently hired celebrity attorney Samantha Spector. Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their parting, both Tatum and Dewan have asked for joint legal and physical custody of their five-year-old daughter, Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum, along with Dewan's request to restore her name back to Jenna Dewan instead of Jenna Dewan Tatum. The couple's decision to seek joint custody of their daughter proves that their split was mutual. 

The couple is seeking joint custody of their daughter. (Instagram)
The couple is seeking joint custody of their daughter. (Instagram)

In April, the couple had announced their split after being married for almost nine years. In a joint statement posted on Instagram, the couple stated: "We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now,” the couple said at the time of their split. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”


 
 
 
 
 
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The two had met on the set of the hit 2006 movie, 'Step Up', and soon had hit it off, although Dewan wanted to take her own time before making the relationship official. However, at the time Tatum wasn't ready for a serious relationship, although he couldn't deny the strong bond between them.. The 'Step Up' actor proposed to his co-star in 2008 in Hawaii. Speaking to BBC, the actor had said, "When I proposed to my wife I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me. I basically just told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off. I was like nah, 'I don't believe in the institution of marriage and I don't think I ever want to get married, ever.' She basically just broke down crying. I was like, 'Oh man, she's crying, this is not going well at all' so I had to propose to her sooner rather than later."


 
 
 
 
 
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A year later the couple got married at an outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean in Malibu. The couple came up with an incredible performance in 2012 at Revlon's concert for the Rainforest Fund in New York City, the same year when they announced that they were expecting their first baby. The couple had also recreated the iconic 'Step Up' moment to celebrate their ten years of relationship in 2016.


 
 
 
 
 
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However, by 2018 Dewan stated that their relationship wasn't as perfect as it seemed during her conversation with Health Magazine. Soon after that, the couple announced their split in April.