Jenna Dewan On Her Divorce From Channing Tatum: 'I was gutted'

SO WERE WE JENNA.
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  • Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's divorce was awful for a lot of us, but now Jenna has spoken candidly about how "gutted" she was in an excerpt from her new book.
  • The pair announced their divorce in April 2018 with a joint statement, explaining that they had "lovingly chosen to separate as a couple."

When Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum announced their divorce in April 2018, fans were left wondering whether it was even possible to have a happy marriage. In a joint statement, Jenna and Chan explained they felt like "two best friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible."

And judging by their current relationship statuses, it would appear they've done exactly that. While Channing often playing proud boyfriend to Jessie J, Jenna currently pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Steve Kazee.

But it doesn't sound like it was an easy transition. Writing in her new book Gracefully You: How To Live Your Best Life Every Day, in excerpts acquired by People, Jenna opens up about the divorce, and where her relationship with Channing went wrong.

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"People grow and they change and sometimes they don’t grow and change together," she explains. "So it wasn’t a overnight thing that happened. There was no one event. I think it was just a slow realization that we wanted different things."

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Speaking of how she felt about the divorce at the time, she continued, "I was just gutted. It was so difficult for me. It was the loss of an idealistic future for myself and my life. What does that now look like for me? Where do I begin? I met him when I was 24, I didn’t know life without Chan."

The dancer and actress then went on to discuss how co-parenting of their six-year-old daughter Everly was going. "We’re all aware that it’s a new normal, we’re all getting used to it. You can still have a relationship and just because the forms change as to who you are to each other, it doesn’t take away from the love that we had or that we shared all those years."

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Sounds like they've got it on lock.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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