Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have announced their separation, after spending nearly nine years of marriage together. They share a daughter, Everly, who they have emphasised they will continue to parent jointly and the couple describe their continued deep love for one another. The couple first met while filming the 2006 movie "Step Up" and went on to marry three years later, the split will come as a shock to fans of the couple who were often seen on red carpets together and were posting on their social media accounts as recently as last month in shows of solidarity. They took to their respective Instagram pages to announce their decision, citing a need to take some space as the reason for the separation.: "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."
Rumours started to swirl about a split after Dewan Tatum attended the annual Vanity Fair Oscars after-party without Channing in tow, but she silenced the speculation by telling reporters at the event Tatum was on daddy duty and “so happy to have a night off.” Jenna Dewan often came under fire on her Instagram for a lack of posts about her husband, when he frequently posted photos of her and commented on how beautiful she was. Fans were long suspicious that she might not have been as invested in the relationship as he was, and the split seems to have confirmed that things weren't all well in the Dewan-Tatum household.
In February, the actress spoke to Health magazine about the perception of some that she and Tatum had a “perfect life,” saying instead that they worked hard to keep their relationship going: “When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect. I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa. I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work. Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that. We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other.”
Dewan Tatum is currently the host of NBC's "World of Dance," and Tatum is set to voice the role of Migo in the upcoming animated film, "Smallfoot."