Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Announce Split

by Maria Guido
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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce split

Channing Tatum quietly shared an announcement to Twitter tonight, like he wasn’t ripping our hearts right out of our chests and making us doubt the very existence of love.

At 9:13 PM Eastern Time, he dropped this bomb: he and Jenna Dewan have “lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.” Tatum and Dewan are both 37 and have a five-year-old daughter, Everly.

Love is dead. No big deal. Carry on.

Here’s the announcement:

“Hey world,” he begins. “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,” he writes. “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,” he continues. “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.”

Okay. Hold on for just a moment.

Alright. Back to it.

Tatum continues, “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 couple met on the set of Step Up in 2006, and were married in 2009.

“When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” Dewan told Health earlier this year. “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.”