Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are separating after 9 years of marriage and Twitter can't handle it

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are separating after 9 years of marriage and Twitter can't handle it

Of all the worst April Fool's jokes there were this year, nothing was worse than the announcement that Channing Tatum and his wife of nine years, Jenna Dewan, are separating. Because sadly, it was not a joke. The pair shared the news in two identical Instagram posts, saying that it was a mutual decision to split after almost a decade together. They said there were "no secrets nor salacious events" that spurred the decision and that they still remain a loving family with their four-year-old daughter Everly.

"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," the two wrote on Instagram. "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 each other, 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 in advance for respecting our family's privacy."

The news came as a shock to many, who always saw the pair as one of those sturdy, loved-up power couples of Hollywood that gave everyone hope for the real-life possibility of love, and all that it has to offer. The actors, both aged 37, met on the set of Step Up and their story was one akin to a romantic fairytale set in modern-day LA ever since. They married in 2009, three years after meeting on set, and had baby Everly four years after that.

The news of their split has shaken many people right to their very core, and they've taken to Twitter to share their grief. From the funny to the utterly distraught, here are 16 reactions from fans on Twitter.

1. I'll need a few days


3. Quit tricking 

4. If that didn't work, nothing will

5. All efforts are being made to protect the remaining golden couples of Hollywood

6. Seriously, there are so many vulnerable celebs out there

7. I mean, are these guys even safe?

8. This is not a drill

9. Someone had to say it

10. We were all emotionally invested too

11. Crisis management

12. What's in store for the rest of the year?

13. My heart

14. Please be respectful

15. All hope is lost

16. On the other hand...

Well, it's a reminder that not everything is as it seems, especially when it comes to celebrity news. Even though it might feel like we're given a glimpse into their real lives through Instagram and Snapchat stories, there's still so much that people keep private. While a relationship might seem perfectly functional and like the epitome of love itself, there's always much more below the surface.

We wish Channing and Jenna all the best moving forward, and you our deepest condolences during this difficult time.