Channing & Jenna’s split gets nasty
Channing & Jenna What ’s at stake? The former spouses are clashing over millions and Little Miss Everly
Since separating from Channing Tatum in April, Jenna Dewan has tried putting a cheery spin on the end of their nine-year marriage.
“I feel I’ve been on the wave of growth,” Jenna said recently. “It’s OK for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think that’s
maybe what shocked everyone so much – that it can be a positive thing.”
It’s not so positive anymore. Every time Chan and Jenna head to mediation to discuss the terms of their divorce, “they can’t seem to agree on anything,” claims a source. “Their meetings have been contentious.”
One big issue? Their adorbs five-year-old daughter Everly.
“They can’t agree on custody,” a friend tells Intouch magazine. “They’re both working hard to do what’s in the best interest of their daughter. But it’s taking way longer than they both expected because they can’t agree on the small details.”
Another sticking point is Chan’s estimated $80 million fortune. While Worldofdance judge Jenna has a successful movie and TV career, Channing has starred in many blockbusters – like Magicmike and 21Jump Street – and was the family’s main breadwinner.
“Jenna has told friends that she gave Channing the best years or her life,” alleges the source. “Now she’s trying to negotiate a very secure future for herself.”
There’s a lot at stake financially. During the course of their marriage, the pair acquired several assets – including an $8 million Beverly Hills home and pricey cars like a $100,000 Tesla Model X and a vintage Chevrolet truck. Finding common ground when it comes to dividing their stuff “is not easy”, explains the friend. “They both want it to be over with.”
Point of no return
Jenna, 37, never thought it would come to this.
“She isn’t pleased about how it’s all played out so far,” insists the source. “She’s bitter. There are days when she’s blaming him for not working harder to save their marriage.”
And while she’s told pals that she hopes she and Channing, 38, can remain friends, she knows deep down there’s a possibility that may never happen.
“Channing shouldn’t underestimate Jenna,” concludes the source. “She’s looking out for herself and at the end of the day... she’s not going to walk away quietly.” ■
They were at war on Love Island, caught up in a love triangle with Grant Crapp, but Tayla Damir and Cassidy Mcgill have called a ceasefire, as they reconnect in Sydney months after both being burnt by the bad boy.
Yep, after Cass, 23, was dumped for Tayla, 21, the girls discovered they were both “fools” in the end when Grant reunited with his ex, Lucy Cartwright – the “secret girlfriend” he was alleged to have left at home.
We got the girls together to chat about the fallout!
Cassidy: How do you feel about Grant at the moment? Do you feel like he’s lost his mind? Tayla: I’m not sure there was ever a mind to lose. Cassidy: Are you in communication with him? Tayla: No. No communication. I actually don’t have a comment on what he’s doing or what he’s like, because I actually don’t have enough care. Like, I haven’t even given it a second thought. I don’t follow him. I don’t really know what he does. What are your thoughts on Grant? Cassidy: He’s lost the absolute plot – he’s gone cuckoo! Tayla: Do you think he wants to stay relevant by being the most-hated person? Cassidy: Uh-huh. I think he’s looking at it like, as long as people are saying his name, it doesn’t matter whether it’s good or bad. Because everyone else [from the cast] is very mellow and he’s just on this warpath of, “I don’t give a f**k!” Wait, are you going on
Ex On the Beach [with him]? Tayla: Wow, no. That’s a hard no. Cassidy: Are you dating Dom [Thomas, from Love Island]? Tayla: No, I’m not dating Dom. Cassidy: We were rooting for you! Tayla: [Laughs] No – sorry! Since coming out and watching the show, have you changed your opinion on anyone? Cassidy: You! That was a big one, because I actually saw how manipulated you were in that first week when Grant was coupled up with me, but flirting with you. That definitely made me realise that in my last week, when I coupled up with Grant while he was with you, that you were 100 per cent collateral damage. It was never meant to hurt you. Tayla: I feel the same with you! When I came out and watched it, that’s when I was like, “No wonder she went f**king crazy at me.
I would have gone crazy too.” What’s been the worst thing since leaving the show?
Cassidy: Social media – trolling, bullies, and small-minded people thinking they know you from what they’ve seen on the show. It’s really hard to shut those people out... What about you?
Tayla: The worst would be coming out and finding out that my boyfriend had a girlfriend!
Cassidy: What are you talking about? He broke up with her!
Tayla: [Laughs] I actually don’t even think that was the worst... I think the worst for me is coming out and seeing girls comment on his photos, “Tayla, take him back!” or, “Why aren’t you with Grant?” No-one was ever nasty to me or malicious, but it was just the fact that people thought that what he’d done was forgivable, and that was really upsetting me because I’m like, “That’s not OK, and I’m not going to take him back.”
Cassidy: You know, the way you’ve handled it is admirable. For a moment there, I thought you were back together with him! I’m very happy to see you strong and happy. Good girl!
Tayla: [Laughs] We both came out on top!
NW: Wasn’t there a stage where Grant was talking about giving things another shot with Cass?
Cassidy: He told people that we had a private conversation and that we caught up. I was at a dinner table with my manager and Justin [Lakos, Love Island co-star]. Grant rang Justin’s phone and Justin handed it to me! He showed up to one of my appearances and all night he was telling John James and Justin how beautiful I look! I was like, ‘Mate, if you drag me into your f**king s**thole life – I will end you!”
Tayla: You mean his Crapp life! [Laughs]
NW: What did you guys think when Grant discussed his relationship with Lucy publicly?
Cassidy: I laughed. Disgraceful! I was so disappointed.
Tayla: I laughed because I was right! I mean it hurt, but I also thought, “OK, well my gut was completely right! I’m now so proud of myself.”
Cassidy: Whether or not [they were together when Grant was on the show], it’s disappointing. Tayla: So anyway, aren’t he and Kim [Hartnett, from Love Island] dating now? [Laughs] Cassidy: That sounds about right – he doesn’t know how to date without having a girlfriend. He needs two at a time, which is strange, because he isn’t the kind of guy who can handle two at once. Tayla: That’s life, though. You’ve just got to laugh. What more can you do? NW: Cass, was it difficult when you and Tayla got back in touch? Cassidy: I was ready to let it go and reach out to Tayla once all the s**t started happening with Grant. I was very protective of her – I almost felt like I owed it to her because he hurt me and I know what it feels like, so it was only going to be worse for her. Tayla: I think the fact that both of us came out and didn’t bag each other out was kind of like an unspoken truth. When I came out and it was all happening, I was like, “F**k, Cass must be laughing.” Cassidy: When did you click that he had a girlfriend? Tayla: When I was out of the villa. I found out the day we were flying back home. Cassidy: So he told you at the airport?
Tayla: Well, he didn’t tell me. I did my research!
Cassidy: You got your phone back?! I was in lockdown after the show for three or four days because they were going to put me back in the villa! Tayla: Why didn’t you go back in?
Cassidy: I refused! Anyway, that’s interesting – he didn’t come forward and tell you?
Tayla: I bluffed him! I told Grant that Lucy contacted my parents.
Cassidy: And he came clean?
Tayla: Half of it... Every day there was more to the story.
Cassidy: Did he confirm that they were in a relationship or that they broke up for the show?
Tayla: He said that they were living together on and off, like, five days a week and that he’d said, “I love you.” He said they were dating, and that she knew he was going on the show and that he was going on there to promote his business and that he’d be there when he got out. [ Grant and Lucy deny they were together before the show, insisting they were just
friends.] But then he was like, “Then I fell in love with you, and I want to be with you!” I was like, “Get away from me! I’ve got the ick!” [Laughs]
Cassidy: How did you fake it? Tayla: I didn’t, though. I didn’t fake it. I did fully try. I said I didn’t want him coming to Perth because I didn’t want him meeting my family
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN LOVE... THEN YOU GET OUT AND GO ‘OK, THAT’S NOT REALITY’
or my friends . In the end, I was just like, “This is not worth it.” Cassidy: Later, bye, there’s your s**t!’ Tayla: Bye Felicia! [Laughs] I still think his [$25,000 prize] should go to a charity. He broke a contract! It says you have to have been single to go on the show! Cassidy: He doesn’t deserve that money. You obviously regret splitting it with him now, right? Tayla: No, not for a second! I believed [in our relationship]. I think it just teaches me a lesson in life... Keep your money! [Laughs] NW: Considering what you two have been through, would you guys do Love Island again? Cassidy: I would, but I would go into it with very different expectations, because I was so hell-bent on finding love. It was drilled into me that that’s what we were there to do. Tayla: When you’re in there, you feel like you’re in love, because your goal every single day is to fall in love. Every challenge is to make you fall for someone, if you would even speak about going to the hideaway with someone, something would happen to get you to that hideaway. The only thing you had to do was to fall in love, so then you get out and go, “OK, that’s not reality.” Cassidy: But in there, it felt so real! NW: What about UK Love Island? Tayla: If Shane was in there! He’s was one of the chauffeurs! One of the first things we all said to each other was, “Did you get Shane as your chauffeur?” Cassidy: Shane! So he’s 40 next year and he’s got a rig and a half, and the best personality. He’s just a 10 out of 10. He’s the f**king best! But to answer your question, I think the UK series would break me. Tayla: It’s so intense! Cassidy: It’s just vicious – like, people think I was the f**king crazy b*tch on this show, but I’m like, “Bro, I’m muted compared to UK!” Tayla: You were! [Laughs] But the Aussie version was like you and me the whole show! Cassidy: [Laughs] Yep, the Tayla and Cassidy show! ■
Despite the animosity, Chan and Jenna’s little girl remains their top priority THEHOUSE The exes share a five-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion – although Jenna was spied house hunting last month EVERLY
Photography Kristina Soljo Styling Aimee Bruce Hair & make-up Kelly Bowman and Vic Anderson
Tayla & Cassidy reunite at NW’S exclusive shoot in Sydney on August 27