Channing Tatun and Jenna Dewan have separated after eight years of marriage.
The power couple took to their social media to announce their separation in a lengthy statement in which they retold their love story, and why they have decided to end their marriage.
“Hey world!” Channing and Jenna wrote on Monday. “So… We have something we would like to share. 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.”
They continued, “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. 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. 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.”
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) April 3, 2018
Fans first met the couple in the 2006 hit rom-com Step Up. They soon began an off-screen love story, and he popped the question in September 2008 while they were vacationing in Maui. Less than a year later, the couple tied the knot in front of family and friends in an outdoor Malibu ceremony in July 2009.
In 2013, Jenna gave birth to their first and only child together, daughter Everly Tatum. And sadly, they have decided to part ways.
We wish them well.