According to the court documents obtained, the actress cited “irreconcilable difference” as the reason for their split from Channing, 38. The paperwork was filed on Monday, October 22, on her behalf by celebrity attorney Samantha Spector.
Jenna, who wants to have her name legally restored to Jenna Dewan, also requested joint physical and legal custody of the duo's daughter, Everly Tatum, 5.
Channing responded to the filing shortly after, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records. The Blast, who was first to report the estranged couple's divorce filing, reports that the Logan Lucky actor also requested joint custody.
As we previously reported, The Resident star Jenna took to Instagram on April 2, to announce that she parted ways with her Step Up co-star, with sharing a joint statement from the former couple.
The statement reads,
We have something we would like to share … It feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into ‘alternative facts.’ So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.
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. 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. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy.
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The pair, who first met while filming Step Up in 2006, became engaged in September 2008 in Maui and got married on July 11, 2009, at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California.
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