Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan separate after 9 years of marriage
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have announced that they have split-up after nine years of marriage. The couple took to Twitter on Monday (April 2) with a joint statement in which they explained the reason for their recent decision. In the statement, the couple explains that their decision to head their separate ways is a mutual one as they want to focus on their respective lives.
“Hey, world! So…We have something we would like to share," the statement read. "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."
The pair was keen to ensure that the sensitive issue did not become a topic for gossip and decided to clear the air about the reasons for their split aren't true.
"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 statement continued.
The pair added that they now want to head their separate ways and want to be supportive of each other's decisions: "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," the statement continued. "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."
They have also decided to bring up their daughter, Everly Tatum together and make sure they are still a family. "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," read the statement.
The couple requested everyone to give them their space while dealing with the split. "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," they concluded.
The couple first met on the sets of their 2006 movie Step Up and began dating shortly before tying the knot in 2009.