Who Is Michael Jai White Ex-Wife, Courtenay Chatman?

Courtenay Chatman with Jai White

Courtenay Chatman is the former or ex-wife of a popular American actor, director, and martial artist, Michael Jai White. Talking about Jai’s wife reports have it that Courtenay is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. As mentioned, Jai is a pretty popular actor and he is also the first African American to play a major comic book superhero in the 1997 movie Spawn.

Chatman rose to fame obviously because of her ex-husband, they were once thought a perfect couple, however, their relationship came to an end. And now people are getting more curious about who Courtenay Chatman is and where she is now after getting a divorce from Michael Jai White.

How old is Courtenay Chatman?

Born on April 20, 1975, Courtenay is now 47 years old. She was born in the United States and was raised or grew up in California. Later, she went to San Juan High School and after completing high school, she enrolled at the University Of California in 1994 and studied neuro/physio/behavior and graduated in Biological and Biomedical Sciences in 1996.

Furthermore, she also went to the Drexel University College Of Medicine in 1997 to get her Doctor of Medicine (MD)  and she got her degree in 2001. As per the reports, she also went to MCP Hahnemann University School Of Medicine.

Unfortunately, we could not find anything regarding her family background, we don’t even know how many siblings she has.

Courtenay Chatman is an (obstetrician and gynecologist) OB-GYN

After her graduation from Drexel University in 2001, she joined UCLA Health System in Greater as an intern OB-GYN and worked there for a year. After that, she started working at  Harbor UCLA Medical Center in July 2002. And after three years around 2005, she joined the Southern California Physician Medical Group as OG-YN.

As per the sources, Courtenay worked there for around five to six years till December of 2011. Moreover, in her career, she has delivered over a thousand babies. She also worked at Kaiser Permanente as a physician surgeon and after leaving Southern California Physician Medical Group, she started working as a cosmetic gynecologist at the Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita.

Courtenay is the one who proposed Jai

It is not new for a woman to propose to a guy but it’s still pretty rare. A survey was taken back in 2019 and among the married couple, only five percent of women proposed to their now husbands. And Courtenay is also among those rare women who proposed to a guy.

They first met at a gym in 2004 and as per the reports, Courtenay proposed to Jai in around 2005. She also mentioned why ladies proposing to men is considered unusual.

She had no idea Jai was an actor

Interestingly, even after they started dating, Courtenay had no idea that her boyfriend was an actor. Jai revealed that his then-wife only found out that he was an actor after one of her friends recognized and told her about him.

Jai told that he did not want to fall in love with any woman and when he started getting feelings for Courtenay he was so angry that he wrecked his room because he was thinking about Courtenay all the time. However, he couldn’t deny it any longer. He said, “I didn’t want to feel that way about a woman, but I knew I couldn’t deny it any longer.”

They got married only two days after Courtenay proposed to Jai. They tied the knot on August 6, 2005, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara. At their marriage, only two of their best friends were present to serve as best man and maid of honor. However, later they planned the wedding ceremony again so that their family and other friends could also witness it.

They share a daughter

Three years after their marriage on December 24, 2008, Jai and Courtenay welcomed their daughter Morgan Michelle White. However, there is not much information about their daughter. She is currently 13 years old and this year she will turn fourteen.

As per the reports, she was born in Los Angeles and after her birth, her father said, “I’m in love like you would never believe.”

They got divorced in 2011

Even though they were considered a lovely and perfect couple they could not hold their marriage for much longer as around six years later in 2011 there was news surfing on the internet stating that Jai and Courtenay got divorced. As per the reports, Jai left his wife because he was having an affair with Claudia Jordan. However, it was a rumor and we don’t know if it’s true or not.

As mentioned, there were reports stating the couple separated in 2011 however, it also seems that they were not separated till late 2012, because when Jai appeared on Tyler Perry’s For Better Or Worse in July 2012, Courtenay wrote on her Facebook, “Everyone, watch my husband on Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse tonight on TBS, 9 pm.”

However, they got divorced eventually, and after divorcing Courtenay, White got married to American actress Gillian Iliana Waters in Thailand.

Where is Courtenay now?

As per the sources, Courtenay now resides in Valencia, a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California. After separating from White she also married a businessman Garret Poucher, who owns a construction company called Garrett Construction. Moreover, he is also the CEO of Garret Off-Road Racing LLC.

It is not known exactly when they met or started dating however, it is believed that they started dating in late 2012 or in 2013. They also share two daughters Mia Mor born in April 2014 and Lola Kay born in June 2016. Furthermore, Courtenay is also a stepmother to Garret’s daughter from his previous relationship.

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