Jenna Dewan’s daughter is over the moon to be a big sis
Jenna Dewan recently revealed she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Steve Kazee early next year, and it seems no one is more excited for the news than her six-year-old daughter (and soon to be big sis) Everly.
Dewan sat down with guest host Sean Hayes on the Ellen Degeneres Show to chat about her pregnancy and her daughter’s reaction when she heard the news. “She is so thrilled,” Dewan, 38, said during her appearance. “We told her the news and I knew she’d be happy because she’s been asking for this, but as soon as she found out, she started crying, like, ‘This is the best day of my life.’”
She also admitted Everly is so excited she often pulls up her shirt in public to get a better view of the baby-to-be. “Everywhere we go, she’s like, ‘There’s a baby in this belly … Don’t you want to touch it?’ She’s so proud,” the Step Up star said, laughing. “It’s something I have to work on with her.”
This is Dewan’s second pregnancy. She had Everly in 2013 with ex-husband Channing Tatum. She and Tatum announced their divorce in 2018 and she began dating actor and singer Kazee six months later. He won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in Once.
“I’m nervous as can be, but I’m trying to just be calm about it and know that we’ve been doing this for billions of years, millions of years at least, so we’re going to be OK,” Kazee told Us Magazine. “There’s no way to even describe how excited you are at this moment, but we’re beyond. We’re very happy. It’s an incredible experience. I’m, like, every day just in awe of the fact that there’s a life growing inside of this human being that I love so much.”
The dancer admitted this time around all she’s been craving some serious junk food. “All I want is 7-Eleven Slurpees or Cheetos, terrible… and I’m a super healthy eater. I’m vegetarian, all this stuff, and now I’m like give me anything, [even] chips,” she said. “It’s so bad! I’m 24/7 constantly curbing. I’m not letting myself drink Slurpees every day, but… it’s all I want. At one point, I was like, ‘Maybe the baby just wants this.’”
For her part, Dewan is feeling all of the love to be expecting again. “Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me,” she said on social media. And it definitely looks good on her.