It’s the news we never wanted. Our favourite dancing, larrikin couple, in the form of actress Jenna Dewan and actor Channing Tatum, are no more.
They announced their split on Monday and, in their statement to People Magazine, understandably asked for privacy in what must be a difficult time.
They predicted their separation would trigger a snowstorm of speculation and false rumours across tabloid media. And, likely because of this, their announcement did its utmost to discourage questions and confirm they’re as friendly as the friendliest divorcing couple could possibly be.
But still, news of their divorce has been followed by whispers of Tatum’s supposed alcoholism and flirting, with suspiciously conclusive declarations that this is the reason why a nine-year marriage has ended.
After being hounded, no doubt, by the press and paparazzi, 37-year-old Dewan has been forced to deny Tatum’s drinking led to their divorce.
“Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true,” a spokesperson for Dewan told Daily Mail.
“The reason our statement was so positive [was] because that’s the reality of the situation.”
This is the first time Dewan has spoken publicly since the separation was announced, and what a harrowing reason to have to engage.