Following a rather unexpected but all-around amicable announcement that she would be splitting up with Channing Tatum, her husband of nearly 10 years, Jenna Dewan has hopped back onto social media to reconnect with her fans. The Step Up star took some time out of the public eye after she and Tatum made their joint announcement on April 2. Now she’s checking in with the world, and it looks like her life update is telling us how well she’s doing.
In the photo she posted on Thursday, Dewan looks very calm in an all-white ensemble, staring off into the distance on a windy beach. She captioned the photo with a simple message for the fans who have supported her through this major life change. “Thank you guys for all your love. Love you right back,” she wrote, adding a few heart emojis and a prayer hands emoji.
Fans took the news of Dewan and Tatum’s split pretty hard, and we saw evidence of this on Twitter immediately after the couple’s announcement. Reactions expressing surprise and hurt were among the most common on Twitter, with some declaring that love is dead.
I’m not one to normally care about celebrity couples but Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan splitting up has left me with no faith in love at all… pic.twitter.com/WgSs0YPJ7y
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) April 3, 2018
me seeing channing tatum and jenna dewan splitting up after nine yeas pic.twitter.com/sUpzk3iNTT
— ًj (@justlnw) April 3, 2018
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are breaking up. Please respect my privacy during this difficult time.
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) April 3, 2018
In the weeks since the announcement was made, Dewan had been spotted out and about, running errands and such in Los Angeles. On April 7, TMZ reported that Dewan had taken off her wedding ring. While this is certainly a notable move, it’s unclear whether she took it off for just the one day or if she meant to show that she was moving on. Meanwhile, Tatum was seen with his ring still on while he was out with the couple’s daughter, Everly, not too long ago. He has yet to return to social media since announcing the split.
To announce their split, Dewan and Tatum both posted the same photo to their respective Instagram accounts on April 2. In this joint statement, they explained the reasons behind their split. “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” they wrote. “We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. 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.”
It’s always nice to see one of your favorite celebs picking up the pieces and moving on in the wake of such life-changing news. Even though Dewan and Tatum remain on good terms, there’s no doubt that adjusting to the new normal could be somewhat unsettling. Knowing that she has the full support of her fans to help her through this time is heartening.