Jenna Dewan shrugs off rumors that drinking and flirting with other women led to split with Channing Tatum

The buzz is that it was the Magic Mike actor's alleged struggles with alcoholism, which contributed to the demise of his 9-year-old marriage to the actress


                            Jenna Dewan shrugs off rumors that drinking and flirting with other women led to split with Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (Getty Images)

While fans are still reeling from Channing Tataum and wife Jenna Dewan Tatum calling it quits to their 9-year-old marriage, gossip mills have been busy speculating the reasons that caused their marriage to crumble. 

The buzz says that it was the Magic Mike actor's alleged struggles with alcoholism, which contributed to the demise of their relationship. Referencing an old GQ magazine interview, reports have even claimed that the 37-year-old star was caught getting flirty with other women during the filming of his 2014 film, Foxcatcher. 

But as it turns out, the tall claims are nothing but product of fabricated reports. The word came from none other than Tatum's soon-to-be ex-wife, who via her representative, clarified that there's no truth behind the gossip. 

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum (Getty)

"Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true," the World of Dance star explained, as quoted by Us Weekly. She further added, "The reason our statement was so positive [was] because that's the reality of the situation."

Indeed, the Step Up co-stars who have been married since 2009, recently broke many a heart with the announcement of their imminent split. In a joint statement, shared via social media, the exes not only professed their love for each other but also dished that despite their decision, "absolutely nothing has changed". 

"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,” their social media post read.

“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.” 

The pair is parents to their 4-year-old daughter, Everly.  

Couple split after 9-year marriage (Getty)