How Channing Tatum Reacted to Jenna Dewan’s Pregnancy

Good news: There’s another celebrity baby on the way! On Sept. 24, Jenna Dewan announced that she’s expecting a child with her boyfriend, Steve Kazee, whom she’s dated for about a year.

“We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!” the couple told People magazine in a statement.

While it’s their first child together, Dewan also has a daughter, Everly, whom she shares with Channing Tatum. Those two announced their split in April of 2018, but they’ve clearly remained on good terms because Tatum had an excited reaction to his ex and former co-star’s pregnancy.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan at an event | Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Tatum’s response to Dewan’s pregnancy

On Sept. 24, a source told E! News that Dewan personally broke the news to her ex before she shared it with the world and that Tatum couldn’t have been any happier for her.

“Jenna told Channing that she was pregnant and wanted to make sure he knew before she announced it,” the source told the outlet. “He is happy for her and was very supportive.”

Dewan and Tatum began dating after meeting on the set of the dance film, Step Up (2006). They got married in 2009 in an outdoor “fairytale themed wedding,” and by 2012, they were expecting their first child together.

But about six years later, they announced that they were splitting up.

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” they said in a joint statement shared in April of 2018. “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 months for now.”

“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,” they added.

Dewan moved on with Kazee

Sources confirmed to People in October of 2018 that Dewan had been seeing the Broadway star, noting that they’d “been dating for a couple [of] months and [Dewan is] really happy.”

They later made things Instagram official when Kazee posted a birthday tribute to his lady on Dec. 3, 2018, writing, “Happy Birthday Jenna! Somehow it feels like my birthday over and over again because I keep getting the gift of you every day.”

Dewan also gushed about Kazee on her Instagram, calling him her “peace” and more. And by June of 2019, sources were fueling rumors that the two planned on having a baby. 

“There are talks about the future,” a source told People. “Jenna loves being a mom and would love to have another baby and a sibling for Everly.”

Three months later, they announced that they’re expecting, and Dewan shared the sweetest photo of her growing baby bump on Instagram.

Is Tatum dating anyone?

Yes. As of writing, the 21 Jump Street actor is dating singer Jessie J. They were first romantically linked in October of 2018 after someone spotted them playing mini golf.

The same month, a source told Entertainment Tonight that their relationship was “very new.”

“They truly just hit it off,” the insider continued. “It’s only been six months since Channing and Jenna separated…. Channing really likes Jessie.”

And they’ve basically been going strong ever since. Reports even claim that they’ve discussed marriage and moved in together. You can read more about them here.