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We're beginning to find out the reason behind Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum's split.

Since learning that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum are ending their near nine-year-marriage, we’ve been asking ourselves “why?!”

Now, a “friend” of the couple has reportedly given the answers we’re searching for, and honestly, it makes a lot of sense.

New York Post’s Page Six reports an unnamed source told them the couple split “due to spending more time apart because of the pressure of work”.

Ah, distance claims another relationship.

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The friend said that while “Channing has been working non-stop”, with no less than four movies in the works for this year, Jenna is in the early stages of production for a movie, Berlin I Love You. They are also parents to four-year-old daughter Everly.

“It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child.”

The friend said the distance magnified “problems in their relationship”.

Sources ET spoke to back this up, saying the split “has been brewing for a while”.

“They have been fighting the last couple of years – quite a bit,” another said.

“They have tried working on things and had therapy but nothing changed.”


Jenna has previously spoken of their arguments. In an interview with Health Magazine earlier this year, the 37-year-old said she wanted to shatter the image they had the “perfect life”, saying no couple is perfect, but they were a great “fit”.

“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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Channing is also said to have moved out of the couple’s Beverly Hills home a few months ago, but the pair had reportedly tried to spend as much time together as they could for their daughter.

So far neither Jenna nor Channing have confirmed the reason for their breakup, saying only that they have “lovingly chosen to separate”.

The couple first met in 2006 on the set of the first Step Up movie, and were married in 2009. They welcomed their daughter in May 2013.