Channing Tatum Reflects On Split From Jenna Dewan: It Was ‘Exactly What I Needed’

Channing Tatum is reexamining what it actually means to reside fortunately ever after — and generally that features the dissolution of what seems to be a fairy story romance.

In a Vainness Honest profile printed Tuesday, the “Magic Mike” star mirrored on his marriage to his ex-wife Jenna Dewan and the way participating in magical considering prompted him to disregard points of their relationship.

“I think we told ourselves a story when we were young, and we just kept telling ourselves that story, no matter how blatantly life was telling us that we were so different,” Tatum instructed the journal.

Tatum and Dewan met on the set of “Step Up” in 2006, and the pair rapidly started relationship. To many, their romance appeared to reflect their dynamic of their movie — or play into a preferred “opposites attract” troupe seen in beloved tales like
“Beauty and the Beast” or “Lady and the Tramp.”

Tatum and Jenna Dewan in 2017. In a Vainness Honest profile printed Tuesday, the “Magic Mike” star mirrored on his marriage to his ex-wife.

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In actual life and in “Step Up,” Dewan was a poised {and professional} dancer, whereas Tatum was a bit rougher across the edges. The 2 tied the knot in 2009 and had a daughter named Everly in 2013. However Tatum instructed Vainness Honest that though his life appeared to resemble a Disney animated traditional — “something just wasn’t quite filling me up.”

Initially, he thought this had one thing to do along with his profession however realized that “it was really about my life.”

“We fought for it for a really long time, even though we both sort of knew that we had sort of grown apart,” Tatum instructed the journal of his marriage.

He added that turning into a mother or father emphasised their rift.

“When you’re actually parents,” Tatum instructed the outlet. “You really understand differences between the two of you. Because it is screaming at you all day long. How you parent differently, how you look at the world, how you go through the world.”

Dewan additionally alluded to Well being journal in 2018 how her marriage wasn’t as “perfect” because it appeared.

“When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” she stated on the time. “I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point, we’ve really grown together.”

The couple break up later in 2018 after practically 9 years of marriage, an final result that Tatum instructed Vainness Honest was initially “scary and terrifying.” However Tatum now says that breaking apart was the correct factor to do.

“It was probably exactly what I needed,” he instructed Vainness Honest. “I don’t think I would’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself in the way that I had to do the work on myself to really try to figure out what next.”

To learn the way Tatum grew to become extra in command of his life narrative, head over to Vainness Honest to learn the entire profile.