Jenna Dewan opens up on her split from Channing Tatum on 'Ellen'
In all of its iterations - from lust to the whole life-affirming shebang - love has been under attack of late. Last year, golden couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt called time on their 10-year relationship. And it seems to have provoked a veritable domino effect, with Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separating earlier this year too - and now, as we all know - Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have called it quits after nine years of marriage.
Dewan and Tatum, who met while filming 2006's Step Up, released a joint statement last month announcing their separation. "Hey world! So…We have something we would like to share," they began;
"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."
While both parties have remained tight-lipped since their joint announcement, during an appearance on The Ellen Show with the World of Dance Judges on Wednesday, Jenna spoke briefly about how grateful she's been for the outpouring of support she's received from her fans.
When introducing Jenna to the stage, Ellen slipped up and accidentally called her "Jenna Dewan-Tatum". How awkward, right?
"I'm so sorry, I introduced you, and it was just such a habit," Ellen apologised. "I have to say, the way you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful for your daughter and the statements have been great. I apologise. I have known both of you for so long and I'm just so used to saying it."
J-Lo reached out to grab Jenna's hand in solidarity, and the 37-year-old took the opportunity to thank her fans for their support. "I know. thank you," she stated. "Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and the support. It's truly so moving."
Watch the entire clip here:
Since their Instagram announcement, it has been speculated that Tatum's drinking may have come between the pair. Back in 2015, in an interview with Star magazine, the actor confessed: "I probably drink too much." He added, "My wife, that's what she bought into."
Now, it looks like that assertion has come back to haunt Tatum, as various publications are using it to explain the pair's separation. The same news source also alleged that the 37-year-old had been "flirting" with various women while on the set of 2014's Foxcatcher.
Dewan's representative, however, has since responded to such claims. Defending her estranged husband, the actress's spokesperson stated that she was "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," the statement continued.
Well, it looks like Jenna and Channing are doing great and not letting the vicious rumour mill get them down. Good for them!