Kristen Bell Finally Said What Most of Us Are Thinking in Regards to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s Split

There was no Hollywood couple seemingly more compatible than Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum. People reports the two were married for nine years. But after they posted their joint statement announcing their split on social media, the world is wondering if love truly exists anymore.

While we’re all still looking for an explanation behind why the divorce is happening, there is one voice of reason amongst us. Kristen Bell shared her opinion on the split (page 5), and it’s surprisingly similar to what a lot of us are thinking.

1. Channing and Jenna claim ‘nothing has changed’ with how much they love each other

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum breakup statement

Judging from this post, the split seems very amicable. | Jenna Dewan via Instagram

If anything, their split appears to be totally amicable. Channing Tatum posted an announcement of their separation on his Instagram so that fans could have the truth of the situation.

The couple explains that they have “lovingly chosen to separate” but that they’ve had a “magical journey together” through the years. They also wanted to dispel any nasty rumors by reminding everyone that they’re best friends who are choosing to take different paths for now.

Next: Jenna alluded in the past that their relationship was wearing on her. 

2. Jenna has said in the past that the relationship was a ton of work

Jenna Dewan lounging in leggings at home

Jenna’s talked about her relationship a lot in the past. | Jenna Dewan via Instagram

“When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” Jenna told Health back in February. While their marriage still seemed solid then, the pair decided to split just a mere two months later — so perhaps she was hinting at more than we thought.

She also mentioned that both her and Channing were willing to look at the parts of themselves “that need work” in order to sustain a relationship. But their union certainly wasn’t easy to uphold.

Next: Jenna also shared this harsh truth about their marriage. 

3. She’s also said that they had many days where they didn’t like each other

Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive for the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Their relationship hasn’t always been as perfect as it seems. | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Even when they still had a solid partnership, Jenna reminded everyone that even their “perfect” relationship had issues. She told Health, “But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t like each other.”

It seems their busy careers also put a strain on their relationship, which we should have seen coming. Jenna also told the publication back in February that they had to schedule time together if they wanted any moments alone.

Next: Other celebrities are offering their support to them both.

4. Celebrity friends are reaching out to both of them for support

Channing Tatum with Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Channing Tatum and Arie Luyendyk Jr. are suddenly very close friends. | Arie Luyendyk Jr. via Instagram

Separations are never easy, especially after nine years of marriage. So celebrity friends are coming to Channing and Jenna’s rescue. E! News reports Matthew McConaughey said he was going to reach out to Channing regarding the split, as they’re good friends. And Channing was also seen hanging out with Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr. on the race track.

As for Jenna, it seems Jennifer Lopez is taking her under her wing. Life & Style reports one source said J.Lo wants to find Jenna a new man sooner rather than later.

Next: Kristen Bell spoke the honest truth we all needed. 

5. Kristen Bell says we need to stop idolizing their relationship

Kristen Bell at an event

Let’s all listen to Kristen Bell for this good advice. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

They seemed like total relationship goals, but Kristen Bell reminds us even the best celebrity couples shouldn’t idolized by the rest of us. She explains to E! News that the public likes to look up to relationships that seem perfect to them. But in reality, we must allow both Jenna and Channing to grow as individuals, even if that means they need to do it separately.

“It’s OK to feel like, ‘I went through 10 years with you, I love you and now I feel like I want something different and so do you,” Kristen said.

Next: There’s a lot of truth to what Kristen has to say. 

6. Kristen also reminds us not every relationship has to be heartbreaking

Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard

Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard are Hollywood couple goals, but she reminds us of what’s really important. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Many Hollywood stars break up due to lying and cheating scandals, but it doesn’t always have to be that messy. As Kristen tells E! News, the end of a relationship, no matter how long, “doesn’t have to be a heartbreak. It could actually be the healthiest thing for both individuals to thrive and it could also be the best example for your kids.”

The media may be trying to make the Jenna/Channing split seem more scandalous than it really is. Let’s all heed Kristen’s advice and allow the two to split amicably.

Next: Here’s where Channing and Jenna stand with each other now.

7. It seems Channing and Jenna plan on staying friends through it all

Honoree Channing Tatum (L, holding Trailblazer Award) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum pose in the press room during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

These two are reminding us friendship after a relationship does exist. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV

Us Weekly explains sources close to Channing and Jenna say the two have acted more like friends than lovers for quite awhile now. And now that they’re separated, it seems like not too much is slated to change. “They are best friends and still support each other and go to each other’s events and live in the same house,” says one insider.

Is a drama-free split possible in Hollywood? It seems Channing and Jenna are trying their best to set a perfect example.

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