When Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their split in 2018, fans were shocked. The famous Hollywood couple have been together since 2006 when they both starred in the dance flick. climb up. Three years after meeting, they became husband and wife and welcomed their daughter Everly into the world in 2013. And while some people harbored hopes that their split wouldn’t be permanent, the couple officially divorced in 2019, a decade after marrying.
At the time of their split, Tatum and Dewan issued a joint statement expressing their love for one another. Prioritizing their daughter, they shared they would not be releasing any statements beyond their agreed post. In the years since, however, both actors have spoken more about their relationship. Actually the Magic Mike Star recently opened up about his split from his ex-wife.
“It was super scary and terrifying at first,” Tatum told Vanity Fair of the initial decision to separate from his then-wife. “Your life simply revolves around its axis. This whole plan that you literally had just turns to sand and slips through your fingers and you’re like, ‘Oh shit. What now?’” It goes on dog The actor shared that while the divorce was hard and harrowing, it was ultimately for the best for him.
“It was probably just what I needed,” Tatum said of the drastic changes in his life following his divorce from Dewan. “I don’t think I’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself the way I had to do the work on myself to really figure out what’s coming next. And really, it just started with my daughter. I just dropped everything and just focused on her. And it really was the best thing I could have ever done. Because in the time that I have alone with her and I, we have become best friends.
In the aforementioned interview, Tatum also shared that he and Dewan did everything in their power to remain husband and wife. “We fought for this for a really long time, even though we both kind of knew we’d kind of grown apart,” the actor said of his marriage. Ultimately, however, the couple concluded that they were moving in different directions. This became abundantly clear when they started parenting.
“I think we told each other a story when we were young, and we just kept telling ourselves that story, no matter how obviously life told us we were so different,” Tatum explained. “But if you’re actually a parent, you really understand the differences between the two of you. Because it yells at you all day. How you raise differently, how you look at the world, how you go through the world.”
Although the decision to break up was likely a difficult one, Dewan and Tatum’s decision to break up seems to have been for the best of them. Dewan is now engaged to Steve Kazee, with whom she has a son. Meanwhile, Tatum seems content to be dating Zoë Kravitz, who he admits has “no chills.”