” Maybe that’s exactly what THEY NEED “:Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Want Each Other to Testify in Trial Over Their Divorce-HO

‘The Rookie’ actress and the ‘Magic Mike’ star were married for nine years when Dewan filed for divorce in October 2018

Actors Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum attend the European Premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan in 2015. PHOTO: TIM P. WHITBY/GETTY

Jenna Dewan is seeking Channing Tatum’s testimony as they navigate their divorce proceedings in court, while Tatum is requesting testimony from both Dewan and her fiancé, Steve Kazee.

In court documents obtained by PEOPLE on Wednesday, April 10, Dewan submitted her “preliminary witness list,” which includes both her and Tatum’s names. The couple, who married in July 2009, saw Dewan file for divorce in October 2018. They share a 10-year-old daughter, Everly.

Dewan, 43, aims for both herself and Tatum, 43, to “testify regarding all issues related to the parties’ marriage including business and financial activities,” as stated in the filing.

On the other side, court documents obtained by PEOPLE, filed by attorneys for Tatum, include Dewan as well as Kazee, 48, in his witness list. Kazee is expected to testify about his and Dewan’s cohabitation, joint expenses, and related matters.

The former couple has a hearing scheduled for Friday, April 12. According to court documents, the “key issues” for the trial include division of property, reimbursement claims, support, breach of fiduciary duty, and attorneys’ fees.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan in 2017. JASON LAVERIS/FILMMAGIC

Dewan singled out the Magic Mike intellectual property, which Dewan said they acquired together and is the “largest issue” that will affect the others. According to Dewan, the “characterization and division” of the Magic Mike intellectual property should be decided first because it “will impact the resolution of the other financial issues in this case.”

She also claimed that the case has been delayed because Tatum allegedly refuses “to accept an equal division of the Magic Mike intellectual property.” She also accuses him of putting the earnings into “an irrevocable trust” and transferring licensing rights to a third party without telling her.

Court documents filed by Tatum’s attorneys claim that the actor “has expended extensive efforts since separation towards the enhancement of the Magic Mike intellectual property and related entities, which Respondent contends give rise to his separate property interest therein.”

“The Court will need to allocate the community interest and Respondent’s separate property interest in the intellectual property and related entities in consideration of Respondent’s post-separation efforts,” the documents add.

Dewan went on to allege that Tatum did not tell her about Magic Mike business opportunities and “collected one hundred percent of the profits” after their separation without her knowledge. The actress also claimed Tatum sold their interest in Saints and Sinners, LLC restaurant to a trust.

Tatum’s business manager, Eric Fulton, and a number of Fulton’s employees are also on Dewan’s witness list to speak about “business and financial activities” throughout their marriage and after they separated. Specifically, Fulton would be asked about the financial details of the Magic Mike franchise and its “intellectual property.”

Several other names are listed to testify about Magic Mike’s “business, creative, and financial activities.”

Dewan also submitted an exhibit list for the trial that includes documents like joint income tax returns that were filed during their marriage and after they separated, and information related to the Tatum Family Irrevocable Trust that was established in July 2016, and the Magic Mike enterprise.

Both Dewan and Tatum’s bank and credit card statements are also on her exhibit list, along with documents involving Clovis Spirit’s LLC and Saints and Sinners, LLC.

When the Magic Mike dispute is resolved, the other issues can be settled, said Dewan. (She later noted that they reached a custody agreement over their daughter in January 2020.)

A judge declared the two legally single in November 2019; however, they haven’t reached a settlement in their split.

The judge’s decision came two months after Dewan announced that she and her now-fiancé Kazee were expecting their first child together.

The couple shared news of their engagement in February 2020 and the next month, welcomed son Callum Michael Rebel. This past January, they revealed they are expecting their second child together, Dewan’s third.

Tatum has also moved on since the split, and is engaged to Zoë Kravitz.

Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan in 2015.JASON MERRITT/GETTY

Channing Tatum opened up about his divorce in a cover interview for Vanity Fair’s February 2023 issue, revealing the initial fear and uncertainty he experienced. He described the feeling of his life suddenly shifting, with his carefully laid plans crumbling before him.

“In the beginning, it was super scary and terrifying,” he shared candidly. “Your life just turns on its axis. This whole plan that you had literally just turns into sand and goes through your fingers and you’re just like, ‘Oh, s—. What now?'”

Despite the challenges, Tatum acknowledged that the experience was likely what he needed. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity it provided for personal growth and introspection.

“It was probably exactly what I needed,” Tatum reflected. “I don’t think I would’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself in the way that I had to do the work on myself to really try to figure out what next.”

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