There Were Signs Of Trouble: Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan's Marriage Was Not As Perfect As People Thought

Date April 4, 2018

Many people were heartbroken upon hearing that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum were splitting up. But was everything as perfect as we all thought?


The shocking breakup

Channing and Jenna first met on the set of Step Up in 2006It seemed like love at first sight, as the pair started dating immediately and made things official in 2009.


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For many years, we thought Channing and Jenna were the ideal couple. Year after year, while we saw other celebrity relationships bite the dust, we had great hopes for this couple's union. But now, those hopes have been dashed.

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The couple recently released a joint statement on social media, stating:

We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together…

Several people were understandably shocked by the news. But as it turns out, they shouldn't be.

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It was not a perfect marriage

There were little signs here and there that hinted at trouble in paradise.

Arriving solo for events

In March, Jenna attended the Vanity Fair Oscars after party without her husband. When she was interviewed on the red carpet, the actress simply said Channing was home, spending time with their daughter, Everly.

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Sometime later, Channing was also spotted hanging out with a group of friends at Craig's restaurant without his other half.

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Social media clue

While the pair usually shared pictures of one another, in the last couple of months, we have not seen a lot of those. The actress has been busy doing her own thing and posting fun pictures of herself hanging out with her friends.

A loaded interview

In February, Jenna sat down with Health and shared that she and her husband did not have a "perfect life" like most people assumed.

When people say 'You, guys, have such a perfect life', I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect. I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa.

Practicing her magic ????

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Her words sure seemed to imply something was not right. She later went on to say marriage takes work and admitted that they did have disagreements just like any other couple.

We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other.

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And to cap it off, she mentioned that the concept of happily ever after is not set in stone.

I don’t think there should be any expectation, any sort of ‘You’re bonded to me for the rest of your life’, thick and thin. I think that’s an older generational thought.

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Another unexpected breakup

As if our eyes weren't welling enough, we also found out that another fan favorites, Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett, are also splitting up.

The reality star was literally in tears when she shared a video on social media announcing the end of her marriage.

Seeing this couple's split has us wondering if true love exists. Regardless, we wish them the best as they each go their separate ways, and hope they maintain a united front for their respective children.

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