Channing Tatum and ex-wife Jenna Dewan’s divorce is final, but the now-exes are still fighting a nasty battle in court over custody schedules, child support disagreements, and allegations of communication sabotage.
After spending nine years together, only a psychic reader could have predicted that this couple would split. They have been separated for a little over a year now, and while their divorce has reportedly been finalized, they apparently still aren’t seeing eye to eye on a custody agreement in order to co-parent the 6-year-old daughter that they share, Everly.
Channing filed a request for the court to issue orders over child custody and visitation rights, although Channing and Jenna currently share joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.
Channing seems to think that he needs a judge to solidify an agreement on traveling with his daughter and setting a holiday schedule that splits up the big ones like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and even birthdays. According to the filings, they already agreed on their summer vacation schedule.
In the court docs, the Magic Mike star states, “Over the past six months, it has become evident to me that a clear and specific holiday schedule is necessary and important.” He continues, “We both need to be able to make plans during our respective custodial times, particularly during the holidays, and having a set schedule will allow us to do that.”
Jenna’s camp claims that she was shocked over her ex’s filing, because they say that she already signed off on the entire schedule. However, Channing’s side fired back by saying that a judge was needed after Jenna only agreed to some of the schedule.
Channing is also asking the court to solidify a FaceTime schedule to facilitate better communication, since it has become an issue between the newly divorced couple.
Jenna claims that Channing isn’t letting her FaceTime with daughter Everly while she’s with him. But when Everly is with mom, Channing is saying that Jenna is being so difficult that he has to FaceTime through the nanny.
As if that wasn’t enough, Channing and Jenna are also in the middle of a child support spat. Jenna’s side says that Channing simply isn’t contributing like he is supposed to. However, Channing’s camp says that there is a joint account with community funds set up specifically for covering Everly’s expenses.
Clearly, these two just can’t get along right now, and hopefully a judge can help them sort things out. Channing has requested a court-appointed co-parenting counselor, so perhaps that might be the best solution for these two.