Jenna Dewan opens up on what it was like meeting Channing Tatum and everyone is crying real tears
It's been pretty easy to believe that love has died forever of late.
First, devastatingly, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced that they were calling time on their seemingly perfect, hilarious and oh-so-real relationship, a momentous occasion that seems to have set the ball rolling for other celeb break ups. We've had Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux part ways, and most recently of all, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have called it quits after around nine years of marriage.
The pair announced their split on April 2 with the following statement;
“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.”
While we all scream to the heavens and wonder what on God's green Earth happened to love, Jenna Dewan has been speaking to Vegas magazine about what it was like to meet Channing Tatum in the first place and, honestly, it's going to get you crying all over again.
The pair met on the set of Step Up, and as Dewan indicates, there was an instant connection;
"We started out as friends, and I would say it was an instant recognition.
“When we met it felt like we had known each other for many years.”
She goes on to say that Tatum and her will always remain great friends no matter what else they have been going through;
“Ultimately, no matter what Chan and I are doing, we’re really great friends. I think that will never change, no matter what.”
She also spoke about hosting World of Dance, something she describes as extremely fulfilling;
“It fulfills my soul on a level that most work and jobs do not because dance is my true passion.
“It’s always been something at the root of who I am; it’s in my blood. I did not see this job coming, and I didn’t know what to expect because I never really had the intention of hosting, ever. [But] I’m in a place in my life where I’m ready to say yes.”
“Being a dancer, you’re ingrained with this mentality to make it work, and you can do it all, but as I matured … and had a child, I’ve realized that you do the things you’re meant to do.
“You have to protect that and trust that even though you’re saying no to things, there are a ton of other, better yeses that will be coming.”
It's super sad but also inspiring to hear Dewan talk about her relationship with Channing Tatum so lovingly and with such candour.