Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum first met on the set of ‘Step Up’ movie in 2006. The on-screen lovers began to date IRL shortly after and tied the knot in 2009, years into the marriage they were also blessed with a soon to be five year old daughter, Everly.
Despite Jenna having discussed their flawed marriage in the past, it was the perfect happily ever after fans would swoon over, which is why it tore our hearts apart with the sudden news of their break-up earlier today. In a shared statement, both Channing and Jenna made the announcement on Instagram that reads:
“Hey world! 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,
It sounds like the decision to separate as a couple was mutual and we hope for the best in life for both Channing and Jenna. For now, here’s a clip from ‘Step Up’ to reminisce on the good ol’ days of OG #couplegoals.