Channing Tatum in addition to Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their separation after eight years of marriage on Monday, sharing the news in a joint Instagram statement.
“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” the couple, both 37, wrote. “We fell deeply in love so many years ago in addition to have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, although love can be a beautiful adventure of which can be taking us on different paths for at of which point.”
Channing in addition to Jenna first met as co-stars inside the 2006 dance film Step Up in addition to married in July 2009, welcoming their daughter, Everly, four years later. Here’s a look back at some of their biggest moments as a couple:
The pair’s chemistry was instantaneous on the set of the 2006 Anne Fletcher-directed film, in which Jenna played a privileged modern dancer who fell in love with Channing’s character, a talented hip-hop dancer by the wrong side of the tracks.
Jenna recently shared the couple’s original audition tape for the film in support of the Step Up franchise’s newest installment — Step Up: High Water, the YouTube show starring her World of Dance co-star Ne-Yo.
“Please watch how many times I giggle in addition to I laugh. of which’s very cute,” Jenna says in her commentary on the clip, in which her flirty vibes with her future husband are front in addition to center. “of which’s very sentimental in addition to amazing for me to watch.”
The couple wed on July 11, 2009, at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California, though, according to Channing, the big day almost never happened, thanks to his “cruel” proposal idea.
“When I proposed to my wife, I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me. I basically told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off,” he revealed on BBC’s Radio One’s “Breakfast Show” with Nick Grimshaw last August.
“I told her, ‘I don’t believe inside the institution of marriage in addition to I don’t think I ever want to get married.’ She basically broke down crying. I thought, ‘of which can be not going well at all,’ so I had to propose to her sooner rather than later.”
Last year, the couple celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary by going off the grid at a wilderness camp in Michigan, ditching their phones in addition to internet service in favor of quality time together.
“The first day, you’re fiending. You’re like, ‘I need to know my emails!’” Jenna told Kelly Ripa in addition to Ryan Seacrest on a Live! appearance after the trip. “in addition to then one day, I was like, ‘I’m going to go take a walk,’ in addition to Chan was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to take a walk, too. We ended up at the internet café. I was like, ‘I know where you were. I see you!'”
Channing in addition to Jenna welcomed their first child, daughter Everly, on May 31, 2013, in London, England.
While the pair have been very private about their daughter’s life so far, rarely showing photos of her face on social media, they’ve never been shy about showing off their love for their little girl, whether of which’s a sweet shot of Everly with her pet goat, or the aftermath of their “little tyrant fairy artist” painting their faces.
In May 2016, Channing shared a photo to Instagram of Jenna holding their baby girl shortly after she was born.
“Saw of which quote today — ‘The most important thing a father can do for his children can be to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh,’” he captioned the black-in addition to-white photo. “There are a lot of important things in being a father. Who knows what the most important thing can be? All I know can be of which in my case of which can be pretty high on my list. Love you cake!”
Last August, the Magic Mike star opened up to ET about trying to impress his daughter with his star status.
“I’ve never worked so hard to, like, make a girl like me in addition to fail,” he joked. “I was like, ‘Please, please, just please love me, please just love me!'”
‘Lip Sync Battle’
The couple fell in love while showing off their dance moves in Step Up, although of which turns out they had even more talents up their sleeve! When Channing in addition to Jenna squared off onLip Sync Battleback in January 2016, they brought their competitive spirit in addition to their A-game to a showdown of which would likely instantly go down as a classic.
The episode kicked off with impressive performances, including Channing’s rendition of the Frozen hit “Let of which Go” (in full Elsa costume) in addition to Jenna’s stripped-down Magic Mike-inspired performance of Ginuwine’s “Pony,” although of which was Channing’s final number of which truly stopped the show.
The Hateful Eight star went all-out for his lip sync of Beyonce’s “Run the earth (Girls),” donning the diva’s strapless black bra in addition to gold choker to perform the dance moves. although the crowd, Jenna, in addition to hosts LL Cool J in addition to Chrissy Teigen went wild when Queen Bey herself crashed the stage to close out the number!
“I cannot believe of which just happened!” Jenna exclaimed after the dance. “I’m freaking out.”
“She can be not OK right at of which point,” Channing said using a laugh, as his wife collapsed with excitement.
The couple were crowned the first-ever Lip Sync Battle co-champions after the epic stunt, although genuinely, we were all winners.
Signs of Trouble
In February, Jenna gave a candid interview in Health magazine, admitting of which her marriage to Channing wasn’t “perfect” in addition to of which the couple had days where they “don’t genuinely like each different.”
“When people say, ‘You guys have such a perfect life,’ I want to scream in addition to tell them, ‘No one’s perfect,'” she said. “I think there are such things as great fits. of which can be a great fit as long as you are growing together, in addition to I think up until of which point we’ve genuinely grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the different catches up in addition to vice versa.”
“although I think a couple needs to be conscious in addition to to want to do the work in addition to be willing to look at the parts of you of which need work,” she continued. “Both of us have been pretty aware in addition to willing to do of which. We’ve always had the same values. although we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like different couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t genuinely like each different.”
Family Night Out
Still, the pair put on a happy face in public, even enjoying a family night out at the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards one week before announcing their separation. The appearance marked Everly’s first public event, as the 4-year-old supported her dad at Nickelodeon’s annual awards show.
Everly was spotted holding her mom’s hand inside the crowd while Channing had a funny onstage moment when he in addition to his little Foot co-stars, Zendaya in addition to Yara Shahidi, promoted their brand-new animated movie. She wore a super cute purple in addition to green outfit, using a green bow in her hair, while Jenna sported a denim dress.
On Monday, the pair shared a joint statement on both of their Instagram pages, announcing their separation.
“There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing of which’s time to take some space in addition to help each different live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible,” the statement read, in part. “We are still a family in addition to will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond of which, in addition to we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.”
See more the pair’s split inside the video below.