Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan call it quits


Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon 2012, just three years after getting married in 2009. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Beatriz Olivares

From iconic dynamic duo in the movie Step Up, to off-screen romance, to being everyone’s #relationshipgoals, actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum called it quits on their nearly eight-year long marriage Monday, April 2. The former couple took to Instagram to announce their divorce on a joint-post, stating that though they still deeply loved one another, both of them are on two completely different paths. There were no scandalous events for that lead to the Tatums’ divorce as the couple came to this decision on their own merit.

“We want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction,” the stars said in their joint-post on Instagram. “We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”

This spurred many feelings of sadness, shock and worry among fans and fellow stars. Some fans used Twitter to share their reactions to the Tatum divorce. Many tweets either used humor to make light of the situation like “now Channing Tatum can find me” or more darker statements like “Love isn’t real.”

“Not to be dramatic or anything but hearing that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan split has really ruined my week,” Twitter user Jamie Pulver, @jamie_pulver, said.

Junior Ayana Gaskins agrees with the sadness many fans feel over the couple’s split.

“If an iconic couple like them separated, love isn’t real. It’s just not,” Gaskins said. “[I mean] you can’t fake chemistry like that on TV or anywhere so where did it go this year? Bring it back!”

Despite their divorce, the former couple made it clear that no salacious events occurred and there is no bad blood between them. Even when they were a couple, they were still first and foremost best friends and family and they will continue that with raising their daughter, Everly.

The couple has stated that they will not give further comments about the divorce and have asked for the respect and privacy of fans since this is an emotional time period for them. Despite many false rumors on tabloids, the divorce has not turned ugly and the bond between the couple remains strong. Comment your thoughts on the Tatum divorce below!