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CrossFit co-founder Lauren Jenai landed on $2 million bond


CrossFit co-founder Lauren Jenai is off the hook for the $2 million bail she posted to bail her now-estranged husband out of jail in 2019.

The fitness guru put up the seven-figure sum in dramatic fashion as part of an 11-hour bond deal to help get Franklin Tyrone Tucker – her fiancé at the time – out of a detention center from Florida where he was awaiting trial for murder.

Tucker – who has firmly proclaimed his innocence and is separately suing police and prosecutors in Monroe County, Florida – was arrested for first-degree murder in 2017 for a robbery gone wrong, known locally as the Treehouse Murder .

He has been under house arrest since his release on the $2 million set up by Jenai.

Lauren Jenai
Lauren Jenai has invested $2 million to free Franklin Tyrone Tucker from awaiting trial in prison.

Lauren Jenai kisses Franklin Tyrone
Lauren Jenai has invested $2 million to free Franklin Tyrone Tucker from awaiting trial in prison.
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The couple tied the knot in 2020 on Jenai Lawn in Portland, Oregon, but the wedding went south after just over a year, and the duo don’t have a prenup, we have. already reported.

Sources told us this week that a Florida court reduced Tucker’s bail from $2 million to $75,000 after the original deal expired.

A source familiar with the matter said, “Lauren is off the hook for the $2 million bond because it has now been reduced… The trial is expected to take place this spring.”

The source added, “Jenai originally built two of his houses to secure the bond, but that bond just expired after three years. The judge issued a new, much lower bond which was [Tucker is] no risk of leakage.

Lauren Jenai
Jenai reportedly sold his CrossFit stock for around $20 million.

Our insider said: “The couple have been living apart for over a year and are expected to divorce after [Tucker’s] the matter is resolved.

Representatives did not comment.

The duo – who had known each other as teenagers – reconnected, then became engaged, while Tucker was imprisoned. They separated in 2021. Despite the hiatus, Jenai supported Tucker’s innocence.

Lauren Jenai, Franklin Tyrone Tucker
The couple’s marriage lasted only a year.
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She reportedly sold her CrossFit stock for around $20 million as part of her divorce from the brand’s co-founder Greg Glassman in 2013.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.