Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum: Is This Why the Celebrity Couple Split?

In news that has shocked the internet, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have pulled the plug on their 9-year-marriage. The duo met in the mid-2000s on the set of the beloved dance flick, Step Up, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Though they’ve both gotten candid about the work that they’ve put into their relationship to keep the spark alive, they genuinely seemed to be one of the rare Hollywood couples that were in it for the long haul.

Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan. This may be the reason why the Magic Mike actor and the World of Dance host have gone their separate ways — including why the split is a long time coming (page 5) and the surprising thing Dewan Tatum once said about the couple loving time apart (page 9). 

The shocking split

Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of "Magic Mike Live Las Vegas" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The two announced their split. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In a joint statement, Tatum and Dewan Tatum announced their separation. They said, “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. 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.”

It’s great that they are still staying positive, but it certainly seems like there is more to the story.

Next: The warning signs were there all along.

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