Actress Jenna Dewan Just Made This Announcement
Jenna Dewan is known for her stellar dance moves and appearances on the big and small screen. Her split from husband Channing Tatum made news last year, with both now clearly moving on to other relationships. On that front, Dewan just announced she’ll be making an addition to her life.
Stepped up her acting career
According to IMDb, Dewan began her career as a dancer. Touring with high-profile artists including Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin, Dewan also appeared in several music videos for singers such as Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, and Mandy Moore.
Her big acting break came when she landed the role of Nora Clark in the 2006 film Step Up, a perfect part for her since the character was an accomplished dancer. The movie brought her some notoriety as an actress and also had an impact on her personal life.
Movie then marriage
Dewan met actor Channing Tatum on the set of Step Up, where they were cast as the lead roles in the film. Tatum told Elle in 2013 that he tried to avoid getting involved with his co-star. “I had just gotten out of a pretty long relationship, so I was in no way ready for another. I was trying to run from what I knew Jenna was — not someone I was just going to date.”
The couple wed in 2009 and had a daughter, Everly, in 2013. Though the couple appeared to have a solid relationship, the two announced their separation in April 2018.
“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. 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,” the pair said in a statement, as reported by Cosmopolitan. “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”
New relationship, plus one
While the couple clearly seem to be sticking to their plan of amicable co-parenting, they are both moving forward in their personal lives as well. Tatum has been publicly dating singer Jessie J, and Dewan began a relationship with Tony Award-winning actor Steve Kazee last year.
The couple is apparently quite committed, with Kazee posting a very loving Valentine’s message to Dewan on Instagram in February. “Somehow, inexplicably, I’ve been granted the honor to have this be the person that I get to be side by side with throughout this wild journey we call life,” he wrote. “Jenna I don’t know what I did to deserve your love but I will always be so thankful that our lives found their way to each other. Here’s looking at you, kid. Happy Valentines Day my love.”
Now, Dewan just announced that the two are expecting their first child together. “We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!” the couple told People.
Being a mom has never slowed down Dewan, or made her change her view about her sex appeal. “Apparently, when you become a mother, you’re supposed to leave your sexuality at the door, and I never understood that,” she told Women’s Health last year. “I think there’s nothing sexier than becoming a mother. You give life. It’s everything. And you don’t change who you are inside just because you have a kid.”
More details on the couple’s happy news is sure to follow!