The internet was all amazed on Monday evening when Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan announced in a joint statement that they had “lovingly chosen to separate” subsequent to being hitched for about nine years.
The couple, who met while featuring in 2006’s Step Up and got married in 2009, were frequently viewed as “relationship goals” by fans — in light of the fact that, truly, who will ever have the capacity to top their epic joint scene of Lip Sync Battle? — a large number of whom were grief stricken about the couple’s part.
— Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) April 3, 2018
“Hey world! So…We have something we would like to share. First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into ‘alternative facts’ 😉 So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.
“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. 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 realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. 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. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.”
Soon after the announcement the whole internet just fall apart apart and here’s how everyone reacted:
CHANNING TATUM IS SINGLE, PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT A DRILL I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL. pic.twitter.com/MfSvxbvCRp
— Felix Felicis (@LuckoftheDraw86) April 3, 2018
Well it’s a good day to be alive cause Channing Tatum is single and so am I 💃🏼
— Madison Loupos (@madmadi13) April 3, 2018
Ladies running for Channing Tatum like pic.twitter.com/zLXJPgdKQ3
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) April 3, 2018
Kim was just cheering while looking at her phone… I asked what was up and she said Channing Tatum is single. 😕
— MATT and KIM (@mattandkim) April 3, 2018
finding out Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are separating and all hope for love is lost…but then realizing Channing is single pic.twitter.com/onavjGxxv7
— care-uh (@CaraHenahan) April 3, 2018