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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Announce Separation After 9 Years of Marriage

by Myra E.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have decided to “lovingly separate” after almost 9 years of marriage. The couple issued a joint statement to the public via People and later uploaded it onto their social media accounts.

Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The statement, which starts out with a positive tone in the pre-amble, goes: “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.”

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the premiere of “War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend” at Directors Guild Of America in Los Angeles, California. The stunning couple were a sight for sore eyes. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum attend the ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ World Premiere. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The couple clearly wanted people to hear the news directly from them, hence gave their fans the respect to issue a statement themselves rather than speculate about the reliability of the news.


The two started dating in 2006 and married in 2009. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The happy couple attends the premiere of “Comrade Detective” at ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Hearts broke as the statement continued, “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.” 

They both have ‘smizing’ down to the T, as they arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ at Regency Village Theatre. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Jenna and Channing have a 5-year old daughter together. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Through their statement, the gorgeous couple spoke to fans about how they fell in love many years ago and have had a “magical journey together” but wish to pursue different paths now.

They claimed that they’re still “best friends” that want to “take some space and help each other live the most, joyous, fulfilled lives” possible.

Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Pictured with another iconic couple, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Tatum and Dewan have a daughter together, who will be turning 5 in May. The couple said in their statement that they are still a family and will continue to co-parent Everly with dedication.

Tatum uploaded a photo with Jenna in mid-march, with paint scribbles on their faces. Clearly the work of their little toddler. (Source: Instagram/Channing Tatum)

(L-R) Yara Shahidi, Channing Tatum and Zendaya speak onstage at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met on the sets of their movie 2006 Step Up, nearly a decade ago. They began dating soon after and exchanged vows in 2009.

The couple rarely failed to attend a premier together (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The two actors attend the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The couple was eye-candy together and fans have been devastated by the news. Yet, there were inklings of possible trouble in paradise when Jenna showed up to the annual Vanity Fair Oscars after-party alone. However, she squashed rumours by telling ET that Tatum was babysitting their daughter and “happy to have a night off”.

“we fell deeply in love so many years ago” their joint statement reads. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Source: Instagram/ Channing Tatum

Fans have shared their sorrows and woes through tweets:

 Some are choosing not to believe it:

Others have drowned their grief in tubs of ice cream:

Read the heart-breaking statement by the couple below:

Source: Instagram/Channing Tatum

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