At the beginning of April 2017, the world collectively sobbed as it was confirmed that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan had decided to split. We know what you're all thinking: first Anna and Chris, and now this?!
The couple, who tied the knot in 2009, confirmed the news via social media, simultaneously breaking hearts everywhere. They wrote,
"Hey world! 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.
"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.
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"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 realising 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."
Jenna has now spoken out in a new interview with about life after the split, as they raise their daughter, Everly. She explains that there's "a lot of love" in her "new normal" and they're "very positive".
She explains: "We’re just getting used to it. We're in a very positive energy together, trying to be the best parents to Everly. We support each other."
Jenna also talks about how she's moving on with her life, feeling a sense of freedom.
"The moves I'm making are completely not related to my marriage or separation, interestingly enough. I was always very happy being a wife. 'Who are you? What do you want to give to the world? What excites you?' Those feelings started bubbling up for me, naturally... so I really wanted to expand my life, and myself. And that was my journey, no one else's...I feel a sense of joy and freedom and excitement, truly, about a new chapter in my life. And I have no attachments to how that's going to look, or what that's going to be. I feel really open, and I feel hopeful."
Her comments come just a couple of months after Jenna defended Channing, when (it seems, unfounded) rumours began to spread that he'd been "drinking" and "flirting".
Her rep told MailOnline: "Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumours are true. The reason our statement was so positive [was] because that’s the reality of the situation."
Another source suggested that their hectic schedules were behind the split. The source said: “Channing has been working non-stop, with four movies announced for 2018 alone. It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child. Plus Jenna is in pre-production for the movie, Berlin I Love You.
“Both Channing and Jenna are devoted to their daughter and have worked hard to spend as much happy family time together, despite the problems in their relationship that the distance has seemed to magnify."