The Real (& Only) Reason Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Tatum Are Splitting

Apr 6, 2018 at 12:20 p.m. ET
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Three days ago, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum rocked the world with a very cordial split announcement, and ever since, everyone has been trying to put the pieces together. What went wrong? How did this happen? Is this final confirmation that love is dead?

But folks, it's officially time to stop searching for answers and lay off the rumor mill because both Jenna and Channing are confirming that there's no drama, drinking problems or betrayal at play. They simply drifted apart. It’s not about a third party; it's not about bad behavior or excessive partying on Channing’s part (like some news outlets are reporting). They've just moved on, and so should we.

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“Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true,” Jenna's rep told Us Weeklyin response to reports that Channing's "excessive drinking" contributed to their split. “The situation is as positive as it can be. Nothing negative is going on here. They’re both incredibly mature about this. There’s nothing more really to say.”

In case that wasn't enough, Channing’s rep released a similar statement to E! News.

"The media is fabricating stories and none of these accusations are remotely true," said Channing’s rep. "Channing and Jenna released an honest and loving statement which is the only truth."

And while we're determining fact from fake news, let's clear up one more rumor making the rounds: Jenna isn't jealous of Channing's fame and success. She has no reason to be. Right now, Jenna is a host for the extremely popular World of Dance on NBC, she's working behind the scenes as a producer on YouTube Red’s Step Up: High Water and she was just cast in Fox’s upcoming musical show Mixtape. Girl's got no time for unfounded drama.

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The sad reality is that marriage is hard, and Hollywood marriages endure additional strains compared to the rest of us — constant scrutiny by the media and fans, long-distance separations and the ups and downs of keeping an entertainment career going. It’s not easy.

Instead of slinging mud at each other, Jenna and Channing are acting in a loving and mature way. In the end, it’s better for their own personal sanity and for the sake of their daughter. So, this might be a good time to take their word at face value, because both of them really seem to mean it.

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