03/04/2018 07:52 BST

Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan Announce Split After Nine Years Of Marriage


Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan have announced they are splitting.

The couple revealed the news they were ending their nine-year marriage in a social media post on Monday (2 April) night, telling fans they had “lovingly chosen to separate as a couple”. 

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have announced their split

In the joint statement, they said: “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.

“We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into ‘alternative facts’ so we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” they admitted. “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 realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”

They added they will “always be loving dedicated parents” to their four-year-old daughter Everly, and would also not be commenting beyond their statement. 

“We thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy,” they said.

Channing and Jenna met while filming 2006 film ‘Step Up’ and married in July 2009. 

They welcomed their daughter four years later in May 2013. 

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