Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan to split after 9 years of marriage
The couple issued a joint statement announcing they’re separating on Monday night.
In the couple’s statement, which the Magic Mike star posted on Twitter, they say they “have something we would like to share,” continuing: “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.”
In the statement, the pair — both 37 — reveal they “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.”
Their statement concludes: “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.”
The couple met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and wed at a private Malibu estate in 2009, with celebrity guests including Emmanuelle Chriqui as maid of honour and Haylie Duff as a bridesmaid.
Tatum and Dewan-Tatum share one child, four-year-old daughter Everly.
Following the couple’s shocking announcement, fans took to Twitter to express their dismay.
According to People, Tatum moved out of the family home months ago.
“This has been a long time coming,” one source told People. “Like any marriage, they’ve had their ups and downs over the years but they really started to grow apart within the last year.”
The couple most recently attended the Kids’ Choice Awards together, where Tatum hit the stage to promote his new animated movie Smallfoot.
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