Courtenay Chatman is the ex-wife of Michael Jai White. Chatman’s former husband, White is an actor, director, and martial artist. He was the first African American to play a major comic book superhero on a big screen, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn.
Chatman’s ex is also famous for his roles in films like The Dark Knight, Never Back Down, Blood And Bone, Undisputed 2, among others. White also starred in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? alongside, Denise Boutte.
For a while, Courtenay and White’s relationship looked like the couple’s goals; even their engagement was no less than a Hollywood trope. Everything seemed fine for the duo with their children and all. They, however, couldn’t protect their union and now have become a talk of the past. That is especially true in the case of Courtenay Chatman who has all but disappeared from the media.
But is she really? Turns out Chatman is living a family life one could ever wish for and enjoying the success one could dream of. So, know where is she in the present; starting from her career prior to marrying White, her relationship with him, and life post the divorce in the article below.
Courtenay Chatman Is An OB-GYN
Chatman was born on the 20th of April, 1975. She is an OBGYN trained in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The gynecologist is believed to have grown up in California. She is a former student of San Juan High School. Earlier Reports state, by the year, 2009, she had already delivered more than 1000 babies. Other than that, there’s hardly a piece of information regarding the obstetrician Courtenay Chatman; be it her early life or her lineage details.
The physician studied neuro/physio/behavior at the University Of California (1994 to 1996), Davis graduating in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. She later did her MD from the Drexel University College Of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1997 to 2001).
Chatman then did her OB/GYN intern at UCLA Health System in Greater Los Angeles Area; starting from 2001 to 2002. Her educational background also includes studying medicine at MCP Hahnemann University School Of Medicine, graduating in 2001.
Her residency commenced in July 2002 at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. Three years later, she started to work as an OB/GYN at Southern California Physician Medical Group. The former wife of Jai White would remain at the hospital until December 2011.
Next, Chatman became a cosmetic gynecologist at the Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita, California. She’s been working in the hospital ever since. The Drexel University graduate also worked as a physician surgeon at Kaiser Permanente.
Chatman, a specialist in Aesthetic Vaginal Surgeries, is a Patriots fan.
Courtenay Is Among The Few Women Who Proposed To Her Man
It’s not every day that a woman gets on her knees and goes bold for what she wants. Luckily for White, there was Chatman. She became a woman who had to stake her claim, and that’s exactly what she did when she proposed to hunky actor Michael Jai White nearly in around 2005.
Chatman did have the idea why traditionalists then viewed her actions as unorthodox, though, she never had any hang-ups about popping the question.
“I decided I loved him and he loved me, so why wait? “Of course there was a possibility that he could say ‘no,’ but I was willing to take that chance,”
said the OB-GYN.
Courtenay Chatman Didn’t Know She Was Dating An Actor
Chatman had been dating White since 2004. Michael and Courtenay first encountered each other at a 24-hour gym. Initially, the Mortal Kombat star tried to suppress his feelings for her.
With Essence, he described the moment when he fell in love with her. White recalled the time when he was in New York and he trashed the room he was in because he was so angry for thinking of Chatman all the time. He never wanted to feel that way about a woman, but eventually knew he couldn’t deny it any longer.
Interestingly enough, in the beginning, the physician didn’t know she was dating an actor. Her ex-husband, himself revealed when Courtenay and he started dating she had no idea that he was an actor until a friend of hers told her who he was. Few sources then stated it was Chatman who had financed White’s career.
Courtenay Chatman’s Proposal Was Innovative And Special
The Gyenocologist was aware of how unbelievably romantic her then-boyfriend, White was. So she wanted to make sure her proposal would be equally as innovative and special. She, therefore, convinced her actor bae to go to their favorite Los Angeles eatery, The Cheesecake Factory.
Chatman then borrowed a plate from the manager, took it to the mall, found a similar plate, and added a red inscription: “Will You Marry Me” at the top and “Michael Jai White” at the bottom. After everything was set, Chatman invited her man to dinner.
After Courtenay, White married actress and athlete, Gillian Iliana Waters in 2015. The couple tied the knot in 2015 in an intimate wedding ceremony in Thailand.
In August 2021, Chatman’s former spouse lost his oldest son to covid-19.
Courtenay Chatman Is Currently Married To A Construction Businessman
After splitting up with White, Chatman went on to marry Garret Poucher, who is an owner of a construction company. His business Garrett Construction provides general contracting, HVAC, Plumbing, and others.
Chatman’s husband is also the CEO of Garret Off-Road Racing LLC. He previously worked as the president of Donray Company and as an installer at AMS America Inc. dba: Tri-Pacific Heating and Air Conditioning, LP. The Californian surgeon and her businessman husband share two daughters, Mia Mor (b.April 2014) and Lola Kay (June 2016). Garret also has a son and a daughter from his previous relationships.
As far as their socials go, Chatman and Poucher likely started dating in late 2012 or early 2013. By the latter date, the dirt bike lover husband of Courtenay had already made his debut on the surgeon’s Facebook. They once wished each other a “happy anniversary” in September. The couple, however, hasn’t revealed when exactly they began their romance or even has talked about their wedding details. The Poucher family resides in Valencia, a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California.
Chatman’s Net Worth
Chatman’s financial achievement is nothing less than a matter of arduous legwork yet at the same time a mug’s game. While she has a cult following with her reputation around her followers as one of the best surgeons in the town, the state of secrecy with respect to her financial achievement is yet to be assessed.
In light of the scarce information on that spectrum, the career earnings of Jai White’s ex-partner is somewhat of a myth. At the very least, there’s an assurance, she might be doing financially good on her own. Not to mention, she is an OB-GYN as well as a cosmetic surgeon with years of experience under her belt and equally impressive reviews.