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After 9 years together, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan split in 2018. This is their lives now.

It’s been over a year since one of Hollywood’s favourite couples announced they were splitting: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (formerly Jenna Dewan-Tatum).

After meeting in 2006 playing lovers in the movie Step Up, the actors and dancers were married for nine years before separating in April, 2018.

This week, Dewan announced she is expecting her first child with her new partner, actor Steve Kazee. The couple currently co-parent Dewan’s daughter with Tatum, six-year-old daughter Everly. Meanwhile, Tatum has been dating British singer Jessie J since parting ways with Dewan.

Separation looks different for every couple, but can be challenging when kids are involved and new children with different partners are on the way.

Here’s what life, parenting and moving on looks like for Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum in 2019.

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Jenna Dewan’s pregnancy announcement.

On Tuesday, Dewan and Kazee announced they’re expecting their first child together.

“Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me. @stevekazee you are a gift from above and I couldn’t be more excited to be expanding our family together…! Thank you guys for all the love!!” Dewan posted on her Instagram account.

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Kazie also shared an Instagram post, writing:

“I can’t even begin to describe the feelings that I have had since we first learned that Jenna was pregnant! I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn’t have found a better person to build a family with.

“The past year and a half has brought so many things into my life that have filled me with the deepest of gratitude. A partner who radiates love, warmth, and kindness. A partner who has faced some of the hardest moments life can deal you with grace, humility, and a desire to learn from the ups and downs. A partner who is continuously growing from those lessons and who supports my growth as a person with love, unwavering support, and understanding.

“Jenna also brought with her one of the greatest gifts one could ever imagine… her beautiful daughter. Evie burst into my life like a supernova and has continued to burn so brightly in it. I have learned so much about parenting already from watching how amazing Jenna is with her and Evie has taught me so much about what it means to love and communicate with a child and I can’t wait to give her a sibling and make our little family a little bit bigger.”

 

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Well…the news is out. I can’t even begin to describe the feelings that I have had since we first learned that Jenna was pregnant! I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn’t have found a better person to build a family with. The past year and a half has brought so many things into my life that have filled me with the deepest of gratitude. A partner who radiates love, warmth, and kindness. A partner who has faced some of the hardest moments life can deal you with grace, humility, and a desire to learn from the ups and downs. A partner who is continuously growing from those lessons and who supports my growth as a person with love, unwavering support, and understanding. Jenna also brought with her one of the greatest gifts one could ever imagine…her beautiful daughter. Evie burst into my life like a supernova and has continued to burn so brightly in it. I have learned so much about parenting already from watching how amazing Jenna is with her and Evie has taught me so much about what it means to love and communicate with a child and I can’t wait to give her a sibling and make our little family a little bit bigger.

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The couple previously confirmed their pregnancy with People in a joint statement, saying they are “beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!”

E! reports Dewan “told Channing that she was pregnant and wanted to make sure he knew before she announced it.”

“He is happy for her and was very supportive,” a source told the publication.

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee’s relationship.

Reports Kazee and Dewan were dating first surfaced in October 2018, six months after news of her divorce from Tatum. A source told People the two had “been dating for a couple [of] months [prior to news of their relationship coming out], and she’s really happy.”

It wasn’t until December 2018, when Kazee first posted photobooth images of himself and Dewan on Instagram, that it was confirmed they were dating.

Kazee is an actor and performer, and has appeared in TV shows Shameless and Nashville. He also won the Tony Award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ in 2012 for Once.

 

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Channing Tatum’s relationship with Jessie J.

In October 2018, Tatum made headlines after being spotted out with British singer Jessie J.

According to Us Weekly at the time, ‘sources’ have confirmed they had been seeing each other for a couple months, and a ‘social media user’ saw them playing mini golf together in Seattle in early October.

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“It’s new, casual and they’re having fun together,” the source added.

The couple have hardly ever been photographed together, and keep their relationship extremely private.

How Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan co-parent.

Both Taum and Dewan are relatively private on their social media accounts when it comes to family. Currently, Tatum’s Instagram and Twitter are deleted after he announced he was going on a social media break.

Although we don’t know much about how the former couple co-parent daughter Everly, court documents from their custody proceedings show she is adjusting well to the change in lifestyle.

According to the documents, Tatum told the court, “In my opinion and experience, Everly has appeared to adjust to our separation and living in two homes exceptionally well.”

“I believe that she will thrive even more with structure and consistency because she is happy and more relaxed when she knows a plan,” he added.

The Blast reports Dewan and Tatum share custody of their daughter, but want to continue coming together to spend holidays together as a family. In October 2018, they celebrated Halloween together, posting photos of Tatum dressed up as Genie and Dewan as Jasmine at a Halloween party on their Instagram accounts.

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Tatum and Dewan’s divorce.

Tatum and Dewan announced their split on Instagram in April 2018.

“We have something we would like to share,” the joint statement read.

“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 have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together.”

The couple said there were no “secrets nor salacious events” that caused the break up, and that they would not be commenting beyond their initial statement, asking for privacy for their family.

Speaking to Women’s Health in July of that year, Dewan said the experience of separating was challenging, but transformative.

“I think everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind, saying, ‘I want what’s best for myself and my daughter,’ you have to be okay with however that looks. It’s always challenging to go through a big change and have the whole world have an opinion about it,” she said.

“It’s okay for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think that’s maybe what shocked everyone so much—that it can be a positive thing. I feel I’ve been on a wave of growth.”

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