Channing Tatum and Jenna Tatum split after nearly 9 years of marriage

Posted on AUG 04, 2019

In February, the 'World of Dance' host admitted that her marriage to Tatum wasn't "perfect".

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have decided to separate after almost nine years of marriage. The actress, 37, took to Instagram to share the news, posting a joint statement from the former couple.

"Hey world! SoWe 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 know that if you didn't read it here then it's most certainly fiction."
"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," the statement continued."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. 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."

The couple share four-year-old daughter Everly. They met while on set ofStep Up in 2006, began dating, and married shortly after in 2009. The last time the two were seen together in public was at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, where Tatum was promoting his new animated movieSmallfoot.