Tuesday 19 June 2018

Jenna Dewan on her 'new normal' after Channing Tatum split: 'I was always very happy being a wife'

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
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
Jenna Dewan attends the 28th Annual EMA Awards Ceremony at Montage Beverly Hills on May 22, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images,)
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)
Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 04, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIXJEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images
Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 04, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIXJEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/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)

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Jenna Dewan wants to “expand her life” since splitting from Channing Tatum.

The 37-year-old actress split from Channing earlier this year after almost a decade of marriage, and has insisted that their decision to file for divorce came as she started asking herself questions about her life, and realised she wanted to go on her own “journey”.

Jenna - who has five-year-old daughter Everly with Channing - said: “The moves I’m making are completely not related to my marriage or separation, interestingly enough. I was always very happy being a wife.

“[I started asking questions like] ’Who are you? What do you want to give to the world? What excites you?’ Those feelings started bubbling up for me, naturally … so I really wanted to expand my life, and myself. And that was my journey, no one else’s.”

2018 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 20/05/2018 – Jenna Dewan. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
2018 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 20/05/2018 – Jenna Dewan. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Now, almost two months since her April 2 split from 38-year-old Channing, the ‘World of Dance’ co-host feels more “free” than ever before.

She added: “I feel a sense of joy and freedom and excitement, truly, about a new chapter in my life. And I have no attachments to how that’s going to look, or what that’s going to be. I feel really open, and I feel hopeful.”

Despite their break-up, Jenna and Channing are still close, and still work together on co-parenting their daughter.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, she said: “We’re just getting used to it. We’re in a very positive energy together, trying to be the best parents to Everly. We support each other.”

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)

Her comments come after she recently vowed to "make the best" of her year following her ongoing divorce.

She said: "This year has just been a really incredible year in a lot of ways. A lot of change, but you go with it and you make the best with what you can. I'm really great and doing wonderful and I thank everyone for their love always."

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