Jenna Dewan speaks about having a 'very intense' year following split with Channing Tatum
Jenna Dewan danced her way into love, when she first met Channing Tatum in 2006 while filming their movie 'Step Up', and began dating shortly after. However, last April the couple announced their separation after being together for almost eight years, and now Dewan is getting candid about the intense year following her break up. The couple had declared their split in a joint statement on Instagram saying that it was a mutual decision.
While speaking with guest host, John Cena, on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Friday, Dewan opened up about her "very intense" year. She had come to the show to promote her new book, 'Gracefully You: How to Live Your Best Life Every Day', which is supposed to release on October 22. The dancer/actress mentioned that her book is about the journey she took in order to find happiness. She said, "It's kind of a combination of a lot of things...It's no secret that I had a very intense year and a lot of change." She also revealed a little about herself, about what she is other than being a dancer.
Dewan mentioned, "I'm a hippie at heart. I'm sort of a seeker. I like to do practices and rituals and things that sort of connect me to something greater than myself, bigger than myself. Through that, I used a lot of those techniques to help me through change. There's a lot of personal stories; there's a lot that I go into. ... It was really cathartic and fun to write this." Other than speaking about her year following her split, Dewan also spoke about her newfound love, Steve Kazee- the actor who won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for 'Once'.
An excited Dewan also shared with Cena that Kazee was the one who had introduced her to wrestling, and ever since she has been unable to stop following it. Teasing Cena a little, she mentioned, "I know all about you...Steve, my boyfriend, is a huge wrestling fan and he got me, like, so into it. So much that I watched WrestleMania by myself...He wasn't even in town and I watched WrestleMania  because I had to know if Becky Lynch was going to beat Ronda Rousey, I was by myself, I ordered it ... I was sitting there, like texting, 'Do you know what's happening?' I had to! I had to know. I was hooked!"
Dewan had never given up on love even after her break up with Tatum, and her boyfriend Steve is completely appreciative of it. While speaking with ET's Lauren Zimaa, the actor completely gushed about his relationship with the dancer but in a coy manner, and said, "I'm very happy at the moment, it's a good holiday right now. It's a good Christmas this year." He had also wished Dewan on her 38th birthday, with a series of adorable images where the couple seemed to be pretty happy together."