Hearts everywhere were broken last week as ‘Step Up’ superstar couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their break-up. The world fell in love with the couple as they fell in love with each other on the 2006 ‘Step Up’ movie set and their marriage and family life has been followed by millions of adoring fans all over the world ever since.
After nine years of marriage Channing and Jenna have released a heart-warming joint statement announcing their split. Stating that they have “lovingly chose to separate as a couple. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best-friends realising its time to take some space and help each other live out the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”
However close family friends, report that Jenna did everything she could to keep Channing, even allowing lengthy trips away with friends to try and give Channing the space he so readily craved, but this was never enough to keep Channing happy and he was always happier away with friends. However heart-breaking this must have been for Jenna, Cosmopolitan report that Jenna “seems relieved” and although reportedly gloomy in a yoga session, Jenna has been spotted with her wedding ring off coming out of the Soul Cafe in West Hollywood looking pretty happy.
Speculation aside regarding the reasons for their split, Channing and Jenna are keeping a united front publicly and protecting their four-year-old daughter Everly who is their number one concern, publicly dismissing any rumours that their split was anything other than amicable.