Actress Jenna Dewan is nude and unapologetic.
The 37-year-old dancer wasn’t afraid to strip down and show off her hot bod for the September cover of Women’s Health magazine. Dewan told the magazine, “I’ve been a dancer my entire life, so I’m used to little clothing.” She quickly added, “You lose a sense of modesty.”
Jenna also opened up about her split from ex-hubby Channing Tatum, revealing in the Global Naked issue that their separation was not easy. “It’s always challenging to go through a big change and have the whole world have an opinion about it… It’s okay for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think maybe that’s what shocked everyone so much…”
The two met and fell in love on the set of their 2006 film “Step Up.” Jenna shared the story with Ellen DeGeneres last year, revealing she swooned when Tatum showed up at her hotel room in his underwear.
She had given him an ultimatum, telling him, “If you want to date other people and be free that’s totally fine… I want a relationship.”
A few days later, he came knocking on her hotel room door. “He said he had the chance to be free and he couldn’t stop thinking about me." Laughing, she quickly added, “He’s in a sombrero, underwear and Ugg boots and said, ‘Lets do this.’”
The dancing couple married in 2009 and have a daughter Everly, now 5. After nearly nine years of marriage, their relationship came to a halt in April.
Dewan reflected on life after the split to Women’s Health, saying, “I think everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind saying, ‘I want what’s best for my daughter, you have to be okay with however that looks.”
The host of “The World of Dance” is now focusing on parenting her daughter and staying fit. “I really like to feel strong," she said, "and I like to feel curvy. In the gym, I add more weight rather than increasing my reps because I want to build muscle so I can pick up my daughter.”
Dewan has faced criticism on social media for being too sexual while being a mother.
She addressed the criticism, saying, “Apparently, when you become a mother, you’re supposed to leave your sexuality at the door and, I never understood that.” The dancer wants to make sure her daughter appreciates her sexuality. “I want my daughter to see that and be like, ‘Wow, my mother was a fully actualized, sensual woman.’”
Women’s Health hits newsstands August 7.