It’s official — Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum have finalized their divorce, legally ending one of pop culture’s most celebrated marriages. Of course, that’s not to say this is a sad story. Both Dewan and Tatum have moved on since their 2018 split and, by all accounts, they seem to be happy in their new relationships and happy for each other. Most importantly, they continue to amicably co-parent their 6-year-old daughter Everly.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, the former couple asked the court to expedite their divorce and make them legally single while they hash out remaining arrangements (such as property ownership and a custody agreement). According to the new docs, which were filed by Dewan’s lawyer Samantha Spector, a judge pushed through the final divorce judgment on Tuesday. Now, Dewan and Tatum are free to figure out how they want to proceed with any lingering personal business between the two of them at their leisure.
Dewan and Tatum announced their split back in April 2018, after nearly nine years of marriage. In October, she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Court documents obtained at the time of her filing showed she was seeking child support and spousal support from Tatum, as well as asking for her name to be restored to its maiden form.
Now that their divorce is finalized, Dewan and Tatum are free to remarry, if they so desire. Granted, Tatum’s reported relationship with British singer Jessie J doesn’t seem to be at that stage just yet. However, Dewan and boyfriend Steve Kazee are certainly on the marital track — they recently announced she is pregnant with their first child together.
In her new book Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday, Dewan admitted the journey to get to the peaceful place the former couple currently enjoys wasn’t always easy. “[Divorce] was never on my docket of dreams, but alas, here I am, learning and growing through one,” she wrote. “In the beginning, I turned to the typical remedies. I drank a whole lot of wine with friends. I had many moments of deep, painful, big cries. And both were very necessary in getting me to the next hour, through the day, on to another week.”
Ultimately, she says, grit and grace got her through the really dark days. The end result? Finding love again. “When I was ready, I started dating someone amazing,” she shared. “It was this cosmically great thing where we circled back around each other after a moment of instant recognition years ago.”