American actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum are “lovingly” going their separate ways after 9 years together.
The couple made the shocking announcement via a joint statement on Instagram that read:
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. 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.
The actors, both 37, first met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up and began dating shortly after before getting married in 2009 and welcoming their daughter, Everly who turns 5 in may.
Just a few weeks ago, everything looked rosy as they shared sweet snaps from a face painting session with their daughter.
And in December, Channing had wished Jenna a happy birthday in an Instagram post with an adorable caption that read;
“This creature is one more year beautiful. The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic. Your strength and grace ever-evolving,” he wrote. “By doing so you make everything around you grow- everything. And I am so very grateful for your lessons. Happy life day my love.”
Sad to see their seemingly beautiful union come to an end.