It seemed like Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum were getting along in the midst of their divorce, but now the actor wants to change his custody agreement with daughter Everly — whom he shares with the dancer — according to documents obtained by In Touch.
On Monday, November 25, the 39-year-old She’s The Man alum filed documents at the Superior Court of California, where he requested child custody and visitation and is asking for coparenting mediation because they haven’t been able to come to a mutual agreement on their own, according to the paperwork. Channing continued to explain his request. “In an effort to avoid any unnecessary confusion and conflict going forward, I believe it is necessary for Petitioner and me to work with a coparenting counselor to assist us with making modifications to the custodial schedule as needed, as we have not been able to do effectively.”
Additionally, the dad of one wants to take Everly, 6, on trips inside the country “without the consent of the other party,” the document reads. “Any travel with Everly outside of the United States shall require the consent of the other party.” However, if one parent wants to take Everly out of the country, then they need to be notified. Channing also wants to be able to FaceTime with his daughter “once per day between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.,” the document states.
Channing also wants to “be able to take Everly out of school for up to five days per year for special, work-related occasions, without the consent” of his 38-year-old ex, the document states. However, it seems like it’s for a good reason. “I have witnessed other children of entertainers travel with their parents for work or spend time on set, and I want to give Everly that opportunity. I will make sure to work with Everly’s school and hire tutors to ensure that she never falls behind in her schoolwork,” he said.
The Magic Mike star revealed he has yet to sort out a holiday schedule with his ex. “Over the past six months, it has become evident to me that a clear and specific holiday schedule is necessary and important,” he states. “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.”
Lastly, Channing doesn’t want either himself or Jenna to “use Everly’s name, image or likeness in any for profit sponsorship, advertisement, campaign or partnership,” the document reads.
Channing and Jenna — who split in April 2018 after nine years of marriage — have been declared legally single, one year following their divorce filing, court documents obtained by In Touch revealed on November 20. The former flames cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason why they broke up.
Since then, Channing moved on with singer Jessie J, while Jenna is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Steve Kazee. After the brunette babe heard the news that her ex moved on with someone new, she was a bit shocked. “There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship,” the Connecticut native wrote in her new book, Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday. “I felt blindsided.”
At the end of the day, “Channing’s really happy for Jenna,” following the announcement of her pregnancy, a source told In Touch exclusively. “The good news is that [Channing] likes Steve, so he knows that Jenna and their daughter are in good hands.”
Well, hopefully, Channing and Jenna can come to an agreement sooner than later.
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