Where were you when you heard Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum broke up? This was one celebrity split that absolutely rocked the world, and nobody saw it coming. I was walking the dog when the news hit the group chat I share with my three besties. I read the text, and then I stopped walking and said out loud, “No way.” It didn’t seem like it could be real. This is one couple we were sure would last forever. Is love even alive anymore?
Tatum and Dewan Tatum announced their split in a joint statement given to People magazine and posted to their social media accounts on the evening of Monday, April 2.
“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” they wrote. “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”
Now we’re left wondering if there were any clues that could have helped us see this bombshell coming. In the weeks leading up to the announcement, Dewan Tatum posted a couple of cryptic quotes by the poet Rumi, which seemed to indicate she was savoring her marriage before it ended.
But as much as we want to find something, anything that helps this make sense, the clues just may not be there. Dewan Tatum posted those two messages to her Instagram long after things with Tatum were over according to a source who told People Tatum secretly moved out of their family home months ago.
“This has been a long time coming,” the insider said. “Like any marriage, they’ve had their ups and downs over the years but they really started to grow apart within the last year.”
And up until just hours before they made their announcement, Dewan Tatum was seen out and wearing her wedding ring. She attended a Monday morning yoga class in Studio City, where paparazzi snapped her with her silver band on full display. She and Tatum would jointly announce their separation later that night.
— HollyWood News Channel (@hollywoodnewsch) April 3, 2018
And just last week, when he took the stage at the Kids Choice Awards with Dewan Tatum and their daughter Everly in the audience, Tatum was wearing his ring even though sources say they split long before that night.
So basically, what it looks like is these two kept this information on lockdown until they were ready to announce it. That’s great for them and the privacy of their family, but fans are feeling understandably blindsided by the news that one of the most seemingly solid couples in Hollywood is calling it quits.
Way more emotional that I should be over Channing & Jenna splitting up 😭💔
— Amanda Stanton (@amandastantonnn) April 3, 2018
Channing and Jenna? Seriously?! If Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds split I'm officially cancelling love.
— Ashley Nicole (@ashh_galbreath) April 3, 2018
At least we do still have Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. And Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. And Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. For now, there’s still hope for love.