Actor/dancer Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan – an established actor and dancer in her own right – have decided to end their nine-year marriage. The duo went public with their decision earlier this week via the following joint statement: “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. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”
As to be expected, other celebrities and fans have reached out to Tatum and Dewan through various social media outlets such as Twitter. Now legal experts are now weighing in on possible financial repercussions the former couple may have to deal with as they move ahead with their separation plans. For example, was there a pre-nup? How will joint and separate assets be allocated?
Channing, who got his start as a dancer, has starred in a number of extremely successful films such as 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL and The Hateful Eight. As a result, Forbes magazine suggests he’s worth more than $50 million.
Jenna, who also started out as a backup dancer for pop divas Janet Jackson and Missy Elliot before going on to star in American Virgin, Take the Lead and Step Up, is rumored to be worth around $6 million, according to various online sources.
As the partner with the larger income, Channing, some attorneys allege, may have to fork over a fairly large amount of his assets to Dewan, if there was no pre-nup.
Deciding who gets what and how much could possibly get complicated. Bitter and expensive divorces have made for tabloid fodder for decades and are as much a part of Hollywood as are movies. Thus far, it appears that the Tatum-Dewan separation is amicable. So perhaps the upcoming legal proceedings will be as well.