Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Separate After Nearly 9 Years of Marriage!
Love is officially dead! We’ve all been blindsided with the news that Channing Tatum and wife of 9 years Jenna Dewan have decided to go their separate ways!
At first we all hoped this was some sort of late April Fool’s joke but alas NO- the joke’s on us! The much loved Hollywood couple announced the split in a joint statement exclusive to PEOPLE saying:
So…We have something we would like to share.
First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into “alternative facts” 😉 So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.
We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.”
The 37 year old actors have one daughter together Everly, who turns 5 in May. They have assured everyone that the split was amicable and that it will in no way impact the way they parent the youngster.
The couple were most recently together at the Kids’ Choice Awards where Tatum hit the stage to promote his new animated movie Smallfoot.
The couple first met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up and began dating shortly after before getting married in 2009.
While the news has taken everyone by surprise, the actress did open up in February to Health magazine about the perception that she and Tatum had a “perfect life,” saying instead that they worked hard to keep their relationship going.
“When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” she said. “I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa.”
Dewan Tatum said that while they always made sure to make time for one another, they still had days where they didn’t get along.
“But I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work. Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that,” she continued. “We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other.”
In December, Tatum even wished his wife a happy birthday with a heartfelt Instagram post.
This creature is one more year beautiful. The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic. Your strength and grace ever evolving. By doing so you make everything around you grow- everything. And i am so very grateful for your lessons. Happy life day my love. #leica
“This creature is one more year beautiful. The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic. Your strength and grace ever-evolving,” he wrote. “By doing so you make everything around you grow- everything. And I am so very grateful for your lessons. Happy life day my love.”