When two celebrities get together and become a couple, it can seem like a match made in Hollywood heaven. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum had not only become one of Hollywood’s favorite relationships to ship, but it looked as if the couple had it all: incredible careers, a family and genuine love for one another.
Despite appearing to have it all, in what seems to be a bad April Fool’s joke come to life, Jenna and her hubby completely shocked the world when they announced that they were splitting up after nine years of marriage on Monday, April 2, revealing the news by posting matching statements of the split via their respective Instagram pages.
With his ridiculously good looks and southern boy-next-door charm, it’s easy to see how and why Jenna could fall for someone like Channing. You would think Channing would be a ladies man with a long list of exes and OMG hookups but as it turns out, Channing’s only had his eyes set on one lady for the past 12 years, and it’s his soon to be ex-wife, Jenna.
Let’s take a look at the full deets of Channing’s love life.
Amanda Bynes 2006
After photogs and movie on-lookers got a glimpse of Channing locking lips with Amanda Bynes while filming the movie She’s The Man, the rumor mill quickly started churning about the two hooking up with one another off-screen. Nothing ever became of the rumors, and both Bynes and Channing have yet to address the rumors.
Jenna Dewan Tatum 2006 – 2018
In 2006, Channing met fellow actress and dancer Jenna Dewan on the set of their movie Step Up, where they were both casts as the lead roles. After the film wrapped, the pair took their time developing their relationship and the two didn’t announce they were together until later on in the year.
In September of 2008, after countless red carpet moments together and two years of dating, People reported that Channing and Dewan became engaged after he popped the question in Maui in front of a number of their friends. People also reported that Channing proposed with a ring by Neil Lane.
Channing and Dewan tied the knot the following year on July 11, 2009, at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California. The couple spent the next few years enjoying married life, often pictured showing some major PDA on the red carpet or vacationing together.
In December of 2012, Channing’s representative confirmed to People magazine that the pair were expecting their first baby. They said: “Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year.”
Jenna’s representative later confirmed the news on Instagram with a photo from the VH-1 Divas red carpet, writing: “Incredible news!!! Two amazingly beautiful souls are about to bring another beautiful soul into this world! CONGRATS toand on expecting their first little munchkin! :-D”
The couple welcomed their daughter, Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum, On May 31, 2013, who was born in London.
On Channing Tatum’s official website, the couple announced the birth of their baby daughter, along with her cute name.
“Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Tatum, who was born on May 31st in London,” the message said. “Sending love and light to Chan, Jenna, and Ms. Everly!”
On April 2, 2018, after nine years of marriage, the couple announced they were separating just one month shy of their daughter’s fifth birthday.