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Twitter mourns after Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce split

We'll always have 'Step Up'

Apr 3, 2018, 12:12 pm*

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Christine Friar 

Christine Friar

Monday evening, America’s sweethearts Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced in a joint statement that they will be separating after nine years of marriage.

Tatum and Dewan both posted the statement, and in the style of Gwyneth Paltrow’s iconic “conscious uncoupling,” announced that they have “lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.”

The pair said they were reluctant to share their news in such an outward-facing way, but also appreciated that the lives they live are very public. “It feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone,” they wrote. “But it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for.”

“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,” they continued.

The couple, who both started their career as dancers, met on the set of the first Step Up movie in 2006 and have been together ever since. They have a 4-year-old daughter together, and in the statement wrote that they are “still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”

Fans on Twitter were shocked at the split, and “Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan” trended in the U.S. all Monday night.

https://twitter.com/zanahuber/status/980983508024856578

https://twitter.com/AnnetteChavez/status/980977356943843328

But hey, we’ll always have Step Up:

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*First Published: Apr 3, 2018, 12:10 pm