DI­VORCE TURNS UGLY

Chan­ning Tatum and Jenna De­wan file of­fi­cial court pa­pers — and gear up for a ma­jor fight over his $50 mil­lion for­tune.

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For a split an­nounce­ment, it was su­per­sweet. In fact, when Chan­ning Tatum and Jenna De­wan an­nounced the end of their nearly nineyear mar­riage back in early April, many be­lieved they might rec­on­cile. “We have lov­ingly cho­sen to sep­a­rate as a cou­ple,” they said. “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.”

Seven months later, Chan­ning and Jenna’s “ad­ven­ture” has taken a turn. On Oct. 26, Jenna, 37, of­fi­cially filed for di­vorce. Be­sides ask­ing for child sup­port for their daugh­ter, Everly, 5, she also re­quested spousal sup­port. But Chan­ning, 38, is push­ing back, ask­ing that her right to spousal sup­port be ter­mi­nated. “It’s pretty sim­ple. She wants more of his mil­lions, and he doesn’t want to give it,” says an in­sider. “They’re done be­ing nice. They’re butting heads over money.”

SHE LEFT HER JOB

And there’s a lot of money at stake. Chan­ning

is worth $50 mil­lion, and Jenna be­lieves she’s en­ti­tled to a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion. “Jenna feels like she put her ca­reer on hold to start a fam­ily with Chan­ning,” the in­sider ex­plains. But Chan­ning doesn’t see it that way. Worth $20 mil­lion in her own right, Jenna has taken high-pro­file jobs dur­ing their mar­riage — in­clud­ing a lu­cra­tive stint as host of World of Dance that she re­cently walked away from. “He says Jenna can make her own money eas­ily,” the in­sider says. “He says her de­ci­sion to not come back for an­other sea­son of World of Dance is sus­pi­cious, and

feels like a ploy to get more out of him.”

Ploy or no ploy, Jenna has ev­ery right to de­mand al­imony, says fam­ily law at­tor­ney Goldie Schon. “Chan­ning is the higher in­come earner,” she ex­plains. “Her ar­gu­ment would be, ‘ We were liv­ing in the life­style of peo­ple who have $50 mil­lion as op­posed to $20 mil­lion,’ and the pur­pose of spousal sup­port is to main­tain that life­style.” For now, they’re both gear­ing up for a ma­jor le­gal bat­tle. “Jenna wants to get paid,” the in­sider says, “but Chan­ning is not go­ing to give her ev­ery­thing she wants.”

Though a source says Chan­ning “blames him­self” for not do­ing more to make the mar­riage work, he’s not giv­ing in to Jenna’s de­mands. “The split is bring­ing out the worst in both of them,” says an in­sider. In court pa­pers filed in LA on Oct. 26, Jenna re­quests spousal sup­port while Chan­ning asks a judge to deny her that right.

Jenna is de­ter­mined to get what she feels she de­serves from Chan­ning. “She says she can’t let her emo­tions get in the way,” says a source. “At the end of the day she knows he’s got to pay.” She’s Dig­ging In

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