Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan — the lovely dancing couple of Hollywood, the fairytale love story, a happy marriage, and then a cute little daughter named Everly! This happily-ever-after story came to what seemed to be an abrupt end when the official declaration of their divorce came out. It came as a total surprise to millions of their fans. People even wondered about the existence of love, as Jenna and Tatum were considered to be one of the best married couples leading the perfect married life!
The decision to get divorced is really hard and heartbreaking for everyone, no doubt, whether or not someone's famous. Sometimes it can turn ugly, too. When a relationship ends, we all initially feel like the happy life we once shared with our partner is never going to happen for us again.
To those who think this way, we have some interesting news. Both Channing and Jenna are doing better than ever!
It might have been difficult at the beginning for both of them to part after almost nine years together. But, both of them have shown that a divorce needn't be messy and there is light beyond those dark clouds.
Here are 20 pictures that prove that they are both happy with how things are shaping up in their lives, from new haircuts to new partners.
20 Jenna Gets A New Beau
Jenna's certainly not pining for her marriage. Though it's heartbreaking for Channing-Jenna fans who are still hoping for a reunion, it seems Jenna has revealed the new man in her life is actor Steve Kazee.
According to People, the couple has been very open about their romance. Just mere days after People confirmed they were in a relationship, Jenna and Steve were spotted kissing each other and wrapping their arms around each other while people walked by on the sidewalk.
As can be seen in the image, sometimes they even seem to coordinate their outfits a bit!
19 Channing And His Precious Everly
Since little children need the attention, love, nurturing and care of their mothers, sometimes fathers get a bit of a difficult deal after divorce. Other times, fathers don't play a significant part in their children's lives. But Channing is an exception! He's often seen spending lots of quality time with Everly, and sometimes shares the fun they get up to. According to Daily Mail, Everly recently gave her dad the job of making her a batch of sticky slime to play with. Channing not only did that, he also shared this cute shot of himself in a tiara on Instagram, with the caption, 'That's a Sunday for ya!!!'
18 Jenna In Bazaar!
Jenna seems to be a favorite choice for magazines. They love to do photoshoots with her and showcase her as their cover girl. There are many magazines that have done this, but one specifically is worth mentioning. Harper's Bazaar chose Jenna to feature in their May 2018 issue. In the photo spread, she's seen shimmying her way through a Thriller dance sequence. Harper's Bazaar reports,
"Everyone at the BAZAAR.com photoshoot [stopped] cold to watch this magnetic figure in total command."
She may look as if she is lazy or tired in the picture, but watch those piercing eyes! We feel as if she is looking into and through us. She's a vibrant body in total control, there's not a single doubt about it! It's clear that happiness and positive vibes are what are emanating from her, which makes everything beautiful around her.
17 Berlin, Jenna Loves You!
Jenna is not just a host and model, but an actress too. The above snap is a still from the movie Berlin, I Love You, which was recently released. The movie features short romance stories and has a star-studded cast that includes Jenna Dewan, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke and Orlando Bloom.
According to Cosmopolitan, Jenna's so busy with movies and TV series, as well as her production company called Everheart, that she's had to drop her hosting duties on World Of Dance. She's got lots going on and she's thriving!
16 Magic Mike Went Live!
Magic Mike is a 2012 comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh with Channing Tatum in a prominent role in it. It was such a success that it became a phenomenon, leading to a sequel and also Magic Mike Live, a theatre rendition of the film which Channing co-directed, as Stuff reports.
On the opening night of the show in London, Channing looked absolutely stunning in a black suit. Though he said he wouldn't treat audiences to any live performances, he did get on stage, which his fans were probably very happy about!
15 Jessie J, The New Woman In Tatum’s life
Divorce or separation is not the end of a beautiful life, and both Jenna and Channing have proven this. If Jenna has moved on with her life, so has Channing! According to Cosmopolitan, the new love in Channing’s life is singer Jessie J. It seems they have started getting to know each other a bit better lately.
Jessie attended Channing’s Magic Mike Live premiere in London, after which she took to Instagram to wax lyrical about the event. Meanwhile, Cosmopolitan reports that Channing wrote about one of Jessie's performances on Instagram, stating, "This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow."
Love is blooming!
14 Channing To Play Gambit
Much like Jenna's career, Channing's career is flourishing. He is set to play the role of Gambit in an X-Men spinoff in 2019. Dreams do come true, as Channing's been interested in playing this character for a long time.
As Film reports, Channing has said, "I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favorite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do a Cajun accent. I could do it for real. No knock on Taylor Kitsch, though, ’cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people. […] Gambit was always like the woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking [guy]. He was the punk rock of all the superheroes. He’s a thief. He kind of rode the line."
13 A Little Dance With Jenna
Jenna kick-started her dancing life as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson when she was a teen, Billboard reports. The world noticed this budding star when she was selected to perform in the 2006 film, Step Up. It was from there that she met Channing Tatum, which ended in a beautiful marriage.
But now that they're divorced, Jenna hasn't stopped dancing.
She recently posted a lovely dancing video entitled A Little Dance on her YouTube video page. In the video, she is seen wearing a white lace dress and performing barefoot on the beach kissing the waves. Way to go, Jenna!
12 A Hair Prep Video From Jenna
When we hear about a video posted by Jenna, people mostly expect something related to dance, as she is a dance diva! But she recently surprised everyone with a hair prep video. It was posted on her YouTube account.
According to Business Insider, in the video Jenna shares that she has been using $6 dry shampoo since her dance recital days and keeps it very low key and affordable when it comes to the maintenance of her hair.
"When you don't want to wash your hair every single day, this stuff for some reason is just magic and it smells really good," Dewan said, as Business Insider reports. "I also use it if I'm going to be putting my hair up. Or [when] going out at night, I put it in to give it some grit and some texture."
In the video, Jenna looks fresh and beautiful!
11 Jenna's Bold And Beautiful Haircut
A haircut is something that gives you a refreshed feeling. Have you ever felt a change in your mood and attitude after getting a good haircut? Absolutely!
Changing her hairstyle is something Jenna did after her breakup, Hello Giggles reports. This time, instead of her casual flip to one side, she went for a central parting which gives her a more attractive look! Celebrity hairstylist Chad Wood is the maestro behind Jenna’s new summer bob, and she looks fantastic.
10 Jenna's Quality Time With Everly
Breakups affect children, even though they might not really understand what is going on around them. Both Jenna and Channing never wanted their five-year-old daughter, Everly, to struggle due to their personal choices. In their official divorce statement, both made it very clear that they would continue to be devoted parents to Everly, as People reports.
Jenna has kept her word. The lovely mom and daughter were spotted in the streets of Los Angeles in early April this year. They were having a beautiful time. Both of them were wearing similar frocks sporting floral designs. A great way to embrace summer with high spirits and fresh energy!
9 Jenna Rocking It At The Billboard Music Awards
Jenna’s new look became an eye catcher at this year’s Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles - and not just because of her fresh new haircut. She appeared in the company of judges from the World Of Dance show, and looked amazing. She wore a sleek and elegant strapless mini black leather dress that was studded with metallic grommets and contained details of tassels and fringes, as reported by Elite Daily. She finished off the look with strappy heels and a minimum amount of jewelry to keep her look beautiful yet classy.
8 Jenna Hosting World Of Dance
She might be divorced from Channing, but Jenna's career is going strong. As reported by Cosmopolitan, her net worth is around $6 to $20 million, thanks to how she bagged the role of host for a show called World Of Dance that's aired by NBC, as well as for her role in other TV shows. Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough are the judges on World of Dance, rating contestants' dance skills. In the provided snap, Jenna is seen attending the FYC Event for World Of Dance at the Saban Media Center which was hosted in North Hollywood, California. Being the host of a prime TV show is not easy, but it's a great achievement.
7 Jenna Celebrating Vegas' 15th Anniversary In Style
Jenna was the cover girl for Vegas magazine’s 15th anniversary issue. Just Jared reports that Jenna attended the magazine's 15th anniversary party at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. She wore a gorgeous asymmetrical sheer dress that had fringe details. She looked absolutely amazing! After the event, the magazine posted a great snap of Jenna on their Instagram account. In the picture, she's lying on a pile of Vegas magazines. As Just Jared reports, the caption reads, "What happens in #Vegas stays in Vegas!"
6 Channing's First Public Appearance Post-Split
This was Channing’s first public appearance after his marriage to Jenna. He attended CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas and made his first red carpet appearance, PopSugar reports. Tatum walked the red carpet with his Smallfoot co-stars Zendaya and Common. The Magic Mike star looked sharp in a suit and gray button-down shirt.The event was held at Caesars Palace. Tatum shared the stage with Zendaya, Common and Will Arnett and they all seem excited about their new animated film Smallfoot in which Channing is the voice of an animated character, Migo a friendly Yeti.
5 Channing On A Biking Spree
True friends will be there by your side, whatever happens. After splitting from Jenna, Channing was seen spending quality time with his friend, Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr.
They were seen at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Tatum served as a grand marshal for the race and then completed a few rounds of the track with the professional driver turned reality star, Arie, as Us Magazine reports.
The two looked like they were having lots of fun. Channing also filmed a video message for Luyendyk's new fiancée, Lauren Burnham, prior the adventure in the rainy weather. As Us Magazine reports, Channing said, "I am about to do something stupid." Courageous!
4 Jonah Hill And Channing Tatum Enjoy An Awards Gala in NYC
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have been partners in many ventures. They both appeared in the movie 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump Street. So it was like a reunion on the red carpet for them when they attended the WSJ. Magazine's 2018 Innovator Awards in New York City, Daily Mail reports. The function was held at New York's Museum of Modern Art and Channing looks like he had a great time, as can be seen in the snap. Both actors laughed and posed for photos with their arms around each other, Daily Mail reports.
3 Channing Out With His Princess
Channing and Jenna had made it very clear that their professional commitments or personal differences will never give Everly a difficult time. Both of them have been proving it. There have been many public appearances and social media activities with their children from both parties.
The above snap is a great example of Channing doing more fun daddy duties. It was taken recently, when Channing took his little princess for an outing to Disneyland, California. The two went on park rides, then Channing treated Everly to a hairdo and a new dress at the Bippity Boppity Boutique, as Daily Mail reports.
2 Smallfoot Is Bigfoot, Indeed!
The above snap shows a very happy Channing posing for a selfie with one of his fans. It was taken when he attended the premiere of the Smallfoot movie. As seen on Channing's Instagram, he wrote the following post: "#FBF to hanging with the #SMALLFOOT gang at last weekend's junket and premiere. @SMALLFOOTMovie is NOW PLAYING. Take the kids. Take a friend. Take yourself. You won’t regret it”. Another laurel for your cap, boy!
1 Good Morning London!
Channing is on a new high, isn’t he? He might have lost the comfort of his marriage to Jenna, but he's on a different and exciting path with a busy schedule. He also likes to post things on social media to his fans which always show that he's having a good time. As Perez Hilton reports, Channing recently posted an interesting selfie on Instagram. In it, he's welcoming fresh morning air in London from open windows.
The caption read, "Good morning! Breakfast in London windows wide open. Feeling the love. So sending love back to all."
Could his love also refer to a new woman in his life?
References: Business Insider, Billboard, You Tube, Hello Giggles, People, Elite Daily