Friday 21 September 2018

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announce split after nine years of marriage

Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of
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. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' World Premiere held at Odeon Leicester Square on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(L-R) US actor Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan arrive for the European premiere of Magic Mike XXL in central London
Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive for the premiere of the movie "Magic Mike XXL" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California
Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive for the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Channing Tatum posted this shot of his daughter Everly, when she was just a few days old, with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive for the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attending the World Premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, at Cineworld in Leicester Square, London. Picture Date: Monday 18 September. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan arrive at the special screening of "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum (L) and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the premiere of Amazon's "Comrade Detective" at the Arclight Theatre on August 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum (L) and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the premiere of Amazon's "Comrade Detective" at the Arclight Theatre on August 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum (L) and Actress Jenna Dewan arrive at the Stone Rose Lounge and Simon LA preview at the newly renovated Sofitel LA Hotel on June 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for Sofitel)
Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan (R) arrive on the red carpet for the Golden Globe awards on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have split after nine years of marriage.

The pair - who have four-year-old daughter Everly - took to their respective Instagram accounts to post a joint statement announcing they have "lovingly chosen to separate", and insisted there were "no secrets nor salacious events" leading to their decision to call time on their marriage.

Their statement reads: "We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.

"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 paths 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.

"We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.

Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

"We won't be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family's privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna (sic)"

Channing, 37, and Jenna, 37, began their message by admitting it was "odd" to have to announce their split, but wanted to tell their fans first.

They wrote: "We have something we would like to share.

"First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it's a consequence of the lives we've chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for.

"We're living in an incredible moment in time, but it's also a time where truth can easily get distorted into "alternative facts" ;) So we want to share the truth so you now that if you didn't read it here then it's most certainly fiction (sic)"

The former showbiz power couple's last public appearance together was at the Los Angeles premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' on November 6.

Channing Tatum (L) and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the premiere of Amazon's
Channing Tatum (L) and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the premiere of Amazon's "Comrade Detective" at the Arclight Theatre on August 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

They met on the set of their 2006 movie 'Step Up' and married three years later in 2009.

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