CrossFit co-founder Lauren Jenai is set to marry her childhood sweetheart, who she reconnected with after 30 years, but there is just one (huge) snag – he is currently jailed on charges of murder. Jenai is worth approximately $20 million and is not asking for a prenup.
Jenai, grew up with Franklin Tyrone Tucker in Philadelphia, but the two lost touch after going their separate ways. Jenai married Greg Glassman, with whom she founded the multi-million-dollar CrossFit movement, but after a messy divorce, the two childhood pals got back in touch, Page Six noted.
However, before things could develop in person for the couple, Tucker was arrested on first-degree murder charges for his alleged involvement in a Florida Keys case in 2017. According to Fox News, he and another man are accused of robbing a woman who lived in a tree house on Stock Island, while a third man, Rory Hank Wilson, allegedly slit her throat while looking for drugs and cash.
According to the report, Tucker and his compatriot were leaving the tree house when the woman's neighbor confronted them. Things escalated and Tucker allegedly stabbed the man several times. He succumbed to his injuries later that day.
Tucker has maintained he is innocent and Jenai has been fighting for his freedom. Now they are planning their wedding and, while they have not seen each other in person due to the jail's prohibition of in-person visitation, they say it is the real deal.
"We hadn't seen each other in 30 years . . . We started having feelings for each other . . . We're going to get married," Jenai said, according to Page Six.
Earlier this year, Tucker was denied bail and the couple are now planning to say "I do" at the detention center where he is being held. Jenai, who allegedly sold her CrossFit shares for around $20 million as part of her divorce settlement, said she will not have Tucker sign a prenup, as it felt inappropriate.
"Our relationship is very open and we are a team," she said. "I trust him. I love him. My house is his house."
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