Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have announced their split after nine years of marriage. The couple, both 37, revealed the news by posting matching statements via their respective Instagram pages on Monday, insisting they remain ‘two best friends’ but accept they are on ‘different paths for now’.
The superstar duo, who share daughter Everly, who will turn five on May 31, and say they will remain ‘loving dedicated parents’ amid the devastating split, were subject to devastated reaction from fans on social media.
The couple made their last public appearance together on November 6 at the LA premiere of War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend, before attending last month’s Kids’ Choice Awards separately – as he took the stage and she sat in the crowd with Everly.
Channing met Jenna on the set of 2006’s Step Up, where they played love interests Tyler Gage and Nora Clark, and the duo married three years later in an idyllic ceremony at the Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California in July 2009
The estranged husband and wife penned the upsetting note on Monday evening, reading: ‘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.