Channing Tatum Suffers More Tragedy Following Death Of His "Very First Best Friend"


To put it lightly, 2018 has been a difficult year for Channing Tatum.

In April, he and his wife Jenna Dewan announced they were splitting up after nearly nine years of marriage.

Fans were taken aback by the shocking announcement, as they appeared to be the picture-perfect couple.

However, according to In Touch Weekly, their amicable split seems to have taken a nasty turn.

A source close to Tatum and Dewan told the publication that the former couple have been having "contentious" mediation talks, as "they can't seem to agree on anything."

This biggest deal-breaker? The custody of their five-year-old daughter Everly.

"They're both working hard to do what's in the best interest of their daughter, but it's just taking way longer than they both expected because they can't agree on the small details,"� the insider explained.

The source also shared another source of conflict is over the Magic Mike star's estimated $60 million fortune.

"Jenna has told friends that she gave Channing the best years of her life,"� they said, adding that Tatum was the family's bread-winner.

"And now she's trying to negotiate a very secure future for herself."�

According to the insider, while Dewan is upset how "it's all played out so far," she knows she'll come out victorious.

"She's bitter. There are days when she's blaming him for not working harder to save their marriage."�

"She's looking out for herself, and at the end of the day she knows that he's got to pay. She's not going to walk away quietly."�

Unfortunately, Tatum is dealing with more heartache, after the 38-year-old announced the passing of his "first best friend."

"My very first best friend Corey Vaughn left this world for the next this Tuesday the 21st. Man there's so much to say,"� Tatum wrote on Instagram.

"I'll never forget his crazy a** and how he stuck up for and protected me when I first moved to Mississippi. He'd a fought anybody. All the laughs and trouble we go in."�

"I'll never be able to see that smile of his again in this life. And it just made me need to remind everybody don't put off anything. Seeing a friend, or even calling or texting. You never know what's next."�

"Rip Corey I'll never forget your crazy a**. I love you with all my heart. All my prayers to your beautiful family."�

The 21 Jump Street actor had previously shared tidbits of his childhood, where the Alabama native said he and his family moved around a lot.

"All my family's in Wetumpka, Alabama, on my mom's side. Some people in Birmingham. We moved from Cullman pretty early,"� Tatum told Alabama Living.

"We moved to Mississippi for a little while, Pascagoula, Gautier, and then Florida. All around the South. Anywhere where they say y'all. That's where I call home."�

[H/T: PEOPLE, In Touch Weekly, Alabama Living]

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