After nine years of marriage, Step Up stars Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, have separated. The once loved-up couple announced their separation on Instagram in order to avoid their separation being ‘distorted into “alternative facts”’ by the media. The couple have a four-year-old daughter and made it clear that they were ‘still a family’ and that they will always be ‘loving, dedicated parents’.
Speaking about the reason for their break-up, the actors made it clear that there were no malicious reasons behind it. ‘There are no secrets or 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.’
The couple met in 2006 on the set of Step Up and they got engaged in 2008. As well as being well-established actors in the industry, they were also seen as one of the most stable couples in Hollywood. However, back in February Jenna spoke to Health magazine about the reality of her marriage. She said she wanted to ‘scream and tell them no one’s perfect’ when people said she and Channing have a perfect life. ‘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.’
Many people have been shocked to hear about the couple’s separation, with some declaring that ‘love is dead’. One Twitter user said, ‘If Channing Tatum and Jenna can separate and Beyoncé can be cheated on, I have no hope for my future love life’.
But is love really dead nowadays?
Some would say that it is, for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it’s due to failed relationships and heartbreak or not being able to find the right partner. Regardless of the reason, your situation doesn’t have to stay the same and you can be happy in your love life.
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