This past year, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan made waves when they announced they had split after nearly nine years of marriage. Now, six months later, Channing has moved on from his ex with Jessie J. What’s more interesting, is the number of comparisons floating around of Jenna and Jessie J in the news and all over social media.
While there are some pretty striking physical similarities between the two dark haired beauties, they aren’t exactly alike. Even though these two A-Listers have Channing in common, Jenna has been nothing but positive when being compared to her ex’s new love. Recently, a fan commented on Jenna’s latest Instagram photo that Jenna being compared to Jessie J “was an insult to Jenna’s beauty.” Ouch. Ever the professional and wonderful human being she is, Jenna replied: “positive vibes all the way.”
So, there’s no beef between Jenna and Jessie J, but it’s got to suck to be compared to your new love’s ex all the time. While there are some definite similarities, both of these women are incredibly gorgeous and successful in their own right. The other fantastic thing is that Jenna and Channing are on excellent terms and have nothing but great things to say about each other. It’s evident that those positive vibes also are being extended to the two’s now separate love lives.
If you’re looking to get to know Channing Tatum’s current and past leading lady, here are 20 pictures of Jessie J and Jenna Dewan.
20 Jenna Dewan Knows How to Rock a Red Carpet
Jenna Dewan is no stranger to the red carpet. After getting her big break with the hit movie, Step Up, in 2006, Jenna has been a fashion icon on at movie premiers and award shows. In fact, Channing has famously stated that his ex is one of the best-dressed women he knows. Not only that, many magazines such as InStyle and Cosmopolitan have said that since breaking up with Channing, Jenna has gotten even chicer. That's clear from her solo red carpet walks that her divorce isn’t hindering her style choices. Jenna’s style always leaves us wanting to know how she’ll outdo herself next!
19 Not To Be Outdone: Jessie J Slays Red Carpet Style
Jessie J is known for taking bold fashion risks that pay off big. From shaving her head to 2013 to wearing bright lipstick, Jessie J doesn’t shy away from trying new things. It’s hard to pin down exactly what to classify her style choices as and that’s exactly how she likes it. Jessie J has gone through a style evolution since first busting into the music scene in 2011. The good news is, with Jessie J’s music hiatus finally over, we can expect to see some new outfits that will be sure to make ours (and Channing Tatum’s) jaw drop!
18 Stand By Your Man: Jenna Dewan Attended Almost Every Premiere Channing Tatum Had
Throughout their entire relationship, Channing Tatum was rarely seen without Jenna Dewan at most of his premiers. Even though their relationship ended, it’s clear that when the two were together, they were in complete love. Channing took to Instagram for Jenna’s birthday last year to share just how much she meant to him. He wrote “This creature is one more year beautiful. The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairy-tale and magic. Your strength and grace are ever evolving. By doing so you make everything around you grow- everything. And I am so very grateful for your lessons. Happy life day my love.” It’s clear that no matter the occasion, they were always supportive of each other.
17 Jessie J Also Supports Beau Channing Tatum at Magic Mike Live Show
It’s pretty obvious from Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's relationship that they both look for someone who’s going to be supportive of their careers. Well luckily for Channing, he’s met someone just as loyal as Jenna. Jessie J was spotted smiling before heading into the Live Magic Mike show in London. Not only that Jessie J also publicly gushed about the show (the first time either of them had shared anything on social media!) and about Channing. Jessie J made sure to mention her beau when she shared “congratulations @channingtatum What a show …. Ladies and Gentlemen you don’t want to miss this.” Channing for his part has also gushed about his new love on Instagram, captioning a picture of her at her London show with, “this woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow.” It’s clear that these two are heating up!
16 Back Up! Jenna Dewan Was A Back-Up Dancer For Many Stars Before Her Big Break
Before she was a household name, Jenna Dewan was a backup dancer to a lot of famous singers including but not limited to N*Sync and Janet Jackson. In an interview with Billboard, Jenna talked about working with Janet Jackson and how it was like a dream come true. “When I got to LA, I auditioned for her “Doesn’t Really Matter” video. They were looking for just one spot, and I somehow got it. I was 19 I think. We shot the video and did a few performances, and one day after rehearsal she asked me to stay late. I was like, “Ahhh, am I getting fired?” And then Janet in her sweet little voice was like, “Would you wanna go on tour with me?” I just started screaming and jumping up and down,” she said. Even though now she’s no longer a background dancer, she still gushes about those times when she was working with some of the biggest musical artists.
15 All About Giving: Jessie J Shaved Her Head For Charity In 2013
Jessie J is all about charity, so much so that back in 2013 at the Comic Relief fundraiser, she shaved her head on national TV. She stated she wanted to do something that would “shock people” and “wouldn’t last just five minutes.” It was pretty clear she did shock people, but this stunt for charity helped Red Nose Day raise a ton of money. Jessie J was quick to tweet out after shaving her head to fans, 'I am soooo thankful to everyone who has donated @rednoseday and supported me tonight! My heart is filled with happiness! Let's make a change! X'
14 Channing Tatum Gushed About Jenna Dewan As A Mom
Despite her busy schedule, Jenna Dewan is a very present mom. She makes sure to take her and Channing Tatum’s Daughter, Everly, to dance class and to the set of the show she’s currently a judge on. Not only that, her parenting skills have made Channing gush about her on a bunch of talk shows. Most notably, Channing wrote on Instagram “She has such deep strength and otherworldly grace. Watching her in those first days transform into a mother was life-changing.” Jenna and Channing are so dedicated to being parents that they even met up this year to take their daughter trick or treating together!
13 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun? Jessie J Supported Cydni Lauper on Tour in 2008
Jessie J’s first tour was supporting Cyndi Lauper back in 2011. Jessie J has talked about how amazing it was to work with Cyndi and how much she respected going on tour with a seasoned veteran. Cyndi also fawned all over Jessie J when she first met her at a soundcheck before the tour started. The twosome even became close and Cyndi also invited her up to sing her legendary hit ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.’ "She is one of those people who is like legendary. I mean, 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is like an anthem for me -- and it was out before I was born!," Jessie J said in an interview with Pop Crush.
12 It's All About The Animals: Jenna Dewan Raises Money For Multiple Animal Charities
Known for being a huge animal rights activist, Jenna Dewan has proven her dedication by supporting such charities as PETA and DaisyCares! In fact, Jenna has auctioned off memorabilia and different designer clothing in order to raise money for all of the animal charities she represents. Jenna made sure to tweet out her appreciate saying, “Thank you, everyone, for supporting DaisyCares! They are an amazing foundation dedicated to helping people care for their animals! I am so passionate about helping animals, and I appreciate all of your help. Enjoy your new good karma!” Jenna has also posed in different PETA ads, most notably in one where she portrays a snake!
11 Jessie J Turned Her Chair Around During Tenure as a Mentor on The Voice Australia
Jessie J’s time on The Voice Australia spanned over two seasons, though they weren’t back to back. In 2015, Jesse J tweeted ‘this year is going to be fun’ with a picture of her and her fellow judges Ricky Martin, Delta Goodrem, Benji and Joel Madden. After her return to the show, it was quickly realized that her and Delta Goodrem were not getting along, with Delta even leaving one of the shows in tears after an argument with Jessie J. After 2015, Jessie J decided not to return to the show and it has been reported that her and Delta Goodrem have since buried the hatchet.
10 No Lie! Jenna Dewan Is A Mentor On World Of Dance Season 3
Jenna Dewan found a home as the host of the TV dance competition The World of Dance. The series, which is judged by Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and NE-YO, focuses on finding elite dancers. Not only that, but the judges will also show off their skills which led to a dance-off between J. Lo and Jenna Dewan. Unfortunately though after the second season finished, Jenna tweeted “I will not be returning to the show as host for season 3. But! I won’t be able to stay away for long, and plan to return to mentor contestants as much as possible.” While Jenna won’t be returning as the host, we’re hoping she’ll stay true to her word and pop in as a mentor!
9 Jessie J Got Very Honest With Fans Onstage
Jessie J took a bit of time away to deal with unknown health issues. While she’s confirmed she'd had a heart condition since she was younger, she never verified if this was the reason for taking time off. More questions arose when the singer posted an Instagram picture of her IV and captioned it with “Being human sucks when you are non-stop, and your body says NOPE not right now. Unexpected but I'm here trying my best not to let it win. Sometimes admitting how you really feel can be the quickest road to recovery. And PLEASE know all of your understanding, love, and support helps me so much (and the morphine). And my Mum's hugs." Most recently, she opened up on stage telling the audience at her concert at the Royal Albert Music Hall that she could not have children. Channing Tatum praised the singer by posting about how strong his new love is for sharing her struggle.
8 Jenna Dewan Met Ex-Channing Tatum On The Set Of Step Up
Back in 2006, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum were introduced to each other as co-stars on the set of their box office smash movie Step Up. Even though they both have said there was instant chemistry from the beginning, the two kept it professional until after filming ended. Even then, they didn’t instantly get together. Channing admitted it took him a bit to be with Jenna because of just getting out of a previous long-term relationship. He said in an interview that “I was trying to run from what I knew Jenna was — not someone I was just going to date. But one of my buddies was like, 'What are you doing, man? She's dope.' That night I showed up at her hotel room with a sombrero on, and that was it . . . we were drinking at a Mexican joint, and I stole [the sombrero] off the wall." It was only a few years later that the two were married.
7 Jessie J Is A US Sensation... Despite Being From The UK
Despite being born in and raised in London, the singer has stated that she is more celebrated as a sensation in the United States. Not really shy when it comes to her abilities, Jessie J said in an interview with women’s health “It makes me sad. I’ve done the Grammys, the VMAs…my profile in America is that I’m kind of celebrated as one of the greatest singers and I love it.” The jury is definitely out in the UK as critics have said she tends to over sing. Despite that, many other outlets sing her praises. Jessie J doesn’t live in her place of birth anymore after moving to LA in 2014.
6 Always Zen: Jenna Dewan Relaxes With Meditation And Crystals
Since her split with Channing Tatum (and even before), Jenna Dewan has talked about how much she loves crystals and meditation. When Jenna interviewed with Harper’s Bazaar, she described herself as a ‘spiritual nut.’ In the Instagram picture from above, Jenna is holding one of the biggest chunks of rose quartz which is primarily known for promoting self-love. Jenna also told Harper’s Bazaar that she hosts a goddess circle which is a gathering of women friends where they all announce their intentions and talk about what they’re going through before a shaman leads them through a group meditation with sound bowls and (more) crystals. It’s clear that spirituality is a big piece of Jenna’s life.
5 Book Smart? Jessie J Wrote An Autobiography
In 2012, Jessie J wrote her autobiography titled “Nice To Meet You” where the singer discusses intimate details of her life. Critics have sung praises for her book and have stated that she “talks openly about her health issues and a heart condition, her thoughts on body images and how she discovered her own identity whilst breaking into one of the world’s most competitive industries... she delivers her personal message with unshakable confidence and modesty that will cement her place in pop culture as a much-loved star.” Not only that, Jessie J has discussed how she was bullied as a child and has even written songs about it. Jessie J used this platform to connect with her fans and give them an inside look at her life’s history and what she’s planned for her future.
4 Ally To The Animals: Jenna Dewan Has Been 'Mostly' Vegan Since 2013
Not only does Jenna Dewan raise money for animal charities she also is a vegan! Why she chose to be a vegetarian then ultimately being mostly vegan came from seeing a movie about how animals are treated when she was just ten years old. In an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, Jenna said, “The next day I said ‘I’m never eating meat again’. It just stuck. I feel good about it morally and physically.” Even though Jenna Dewan is mostly vegan, she stated that Channing Tatum is not and that he would eat meatless items if she were cooking! She has passed on her love for the vegetarian lifestyle to her daughter whom she says can make her own decisions about meat when she’s a little older.
3 Money Problems? Jessie J's First Record Label Went Bankrupt
In 2006, Jessie J thought she had struck gold when she was signed her first record label, Gut Records, which was an independent label. Jessie J has stated that other than recording her first album with them, she also wrote over 100 songs. Right before she was supposed to release her first single, the label went bankrupt, leaving Jessie J with a complete album she wouldn’t be able to release. Not only that, her manager ended up paying 70,000 pounds (roughly 89,544 US dollars) of his own money to get the rights for that album. After purchasing the album, Jessie J tried to sell it to other labels but no one would pick it up.
2 Jenna Dewan Has Also Moved On With Steve Kazee
Though Jenna Dewan hasn’t confirmed that she is dating Steve Kazee, it’s pretty obvious from the photo above and multiple others of them holding hands and kissing, that they are an item. When she was recently asked about her new beau, she said: “I don’t talk about my personal life, but I am very happy.” It’s not 100 percent certain that she is referring to Steve, but sources have confirmed that she is very smitten with the actor and it seems like they’re going strong. You may recognize Steve from recurring parts on such hit shows like Shameless, Nashville, and Blindspot.
1 Jessie J Won A Singing Contest in China in 2018
Even though Jessie J is known around the world for hits like ‘Domino’ and ‘Price Tag’, she went on to compete this year in the Chinese singing competition ‘SINGER.’ The competition is for professional singers to compete against each other. Since it's inception, SINGER has had only Asian contestants. Not only did Jessie J compete, but she also won, making her the first non-Asian person to become the reigning champion. After her win, Jessie J took to Instagram to share the magical moment with her fans and wrote “I won the show last night. But what we all won was the beginning of something really magical. I am so happy I got to play a part. Here is to me being the first but not the last international artist to be on SINGER. And for the boundaries to continue to be broken.”