Stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have “lovingly chosen to separate” after 9 years of marriage.
The couple released a joint statement to fans via Instagram, saying, “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.”
The message 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.”
Channing and Jenna say they are committed to co-parenting 4-year-old daughter Everly. “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.”
Jenna and Everly were spotted in the audience at the Kids’ Choice Awards on March 24, where they cheered Channing as he got into a snowball fight onstage.
Tatum and Dewan met on the set of “Step Up” in 2006 and wed in 2009.