Actor Channing Tatum and his wife of nine years Jenna Dewan announced on Tuesday that they've "lovingly chosen to separate as a couple." Channing Tatum and Jenna shared a joint statement on their respective social media accounts, in which they said it felt "odd" to share the news of their separation on social media but "it's a time where truth can easily get distorted into 'alternative facts'." In their joint statement, Channing Tatum and Jenna said: "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 realising it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met on the sets of Step Up
and fell in love. They got married three years later and they have a four-year-old daughter Everly. In their statement, Channing and Jenna added: "We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won't be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family's privacy."
Channing Tatum debuted in 2005 film Coach Carter
but his breakthrough film arrived a year later - Step Up
. He has featured in films such as the G.I. Joe
, The Hateful Eight
and Kingsman: The Golden Circle
, American Virgin
are among Jenna Dewan's notable films. She has also featured in television shows such as American Horror Story
and Witches of East End