It wasn’t a late April Fools’ joke like some of us were hoping, it’s a true story after all! After eight years of marriage, one of Hollywood’s favorite couples – Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have decided to take a bow on their marital journey. Thinking back to Jenna Dewan’s cover interview for Health magazine in February, was the actress and World of Dance host hinting about the separation?
When asked in the interview about how she keeps her marriage solid, Jenna said that she wants to scream when people call her marriage “perfect.”
“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. 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,” she explained to the magazine. “Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that. 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.” she candidly shared in the February interview.
In a bid to take charge of the information flow about their separation, the couple sent out a joint statement on Monday the 2nd of April via Twitter.
“Hey world!” the statement read “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.”
They continued, “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.”
Channing and Jenna first met in 2006 on the set of dance romance movie, Step Up and got married in 2009. Recently in March, the couple together with their daughter, Everly attended the Kids’ Choice Awards where Channing got on stage to promote his new animated movie Smallfoot.