The Real Reason Why These Celebrities Are Siding With Channing Tatum After His Divorce From Jenna Dewan

Hollywood couples are formed and broken in the blink of an eye. One couple whose split surprised the public is that of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. After attempting to fix their relationship, they’re separating. In the midst of their separation, famous friends are taking sides. Jump ahead to see who’s taking sides with whom, on page 5.

They met on a movie set

Channing Tatum with his arms out, dancing next to Jenna Dewan in Step Up

Their fateful meeting led to years of romance. | Buena Vista

Filming the movie, Step Up, is where Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan meet. The two star opposite each other and soon, life begins imitating art. The romance between their characters leads to a romance offscreen.

Hint: Jenna Dewan Tatum gives birth to daughter abroad.

Their fairytale wedding

Channing Tatum holding a photo of Jenna Dewan and their child

Channing Tatum took this photo just days after his daughter was born. | Channing Tatum via Instagram

After dating for three years, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan marry in 2009, at a private home in Malibu, CA, according to PopSugar. The wedding is literally a fairytale with fairy-inspired decor. In 2013, baby Everly Tatum appears on the scene, born in London, England, according to the Daily Mail.

Hint: Jenna Dewan Tatum opens up about marriage difficulties.

Jenna Dewan Tatum calls marriage ‘a constant balancing act’

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.

Jenna Dewan alluded to some possible issues in the past. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV

Frequently referenced as “couple goals” by fans and tabloids, their relationship appeared to be going along swimmingly although not without some challenges. In a 2017 interview with UsWeekly, Jenna Dewan Tatum called her marriage, “a constant balancing act.” Read more about what she thinks of marriage, here. Amidst the balancing act, the couple goes head-to-head in a now famous performance on Lip Sync Battle.

Hint: They announce their separation on social media.

They announce their split on Instagram

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum breakup statement

This statement broke our hearts. | Jenna Dewan via Instagram

The couple announce their separation in a joint statement shared on both their Instagram accounts on April 2, 2018. Perhaps announced one day earlier on April Fool’s Day, the world may have thought the announcement a hoax. Or, the world may have missed the warning signs of a separation?

Hint: Friends are being asked to pick sides.

Sides are being chosen

Honoree Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Perhaps the break isn’t as clean as we thought. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV

The battle lines are being drawn and friends of the couple are taking sides. “Jennifer Lopez and Anna Faris have been instructed point blank by Jenna not to talk to Channing,” according to Radar Online. Even actress Kristen Bell discussed their split and raised a valid point.

Hint: Friends aren’t being silent.

Friends are supportive

Matthew McConaughey smiling in front of lights wearing a black bowtie

Matthew McConaughey has been super supportive to Channing Tatum through this tough time. | Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

While they may be taking sides, the couple’s friends are being supportive. “I want to check in with him because he’s going through what’s obviously not an ideal time right now with the separation,” Matthew McConaughey, Tatum’s co-star in the Magic Mike films, told E! News.

Hint: The couple drifted apart.

Why friends are siding with Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Friends seem to know what’s best for Channing Tatum. | Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

We speculate the reason why friends of the couple are publicly siding with Channing Tatum is because they believe a separation is in Tatum’s best interest. Channing, supposedly “bored with his marriage […] constantly complained about her, and said that it felt like they were at best friends and nothing more lately,” a source close to Tatum told Radar Online.

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