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," their joint statement read. Fans immediately assumed the announcement was nothing more than a cruel, belated April Fool's joke, but sadly, they were wrong.
And now we're all left to wonder where the heck things went wrong. It seems like only yesterday the couple was dancing their way into each other's hearts in the film Step Up. A wedding in Malibu, Calif. Things seemed to be going perfectly behind the scenes … or so we thought. We've uncovered some clues that things were less than peachy-keen between these two. Perhaps the writing was on the wall long before they made their heartbreaking announcement.
From cheating allegations to her unconventional views on marriage, here are some of the real reasons why Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum split. It took tequila to make him commit Getty Images When Channing and Jenna met on the set of Step Up, they had both just gotten out of relationships, but she was ready to give commitment a try with her co-star.
He, on the other hand, was a bit hesitant to get serious. While chatting with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres , Jenna explained that she gave Channing the freedom to date other women until he figured out whether he wanted to be with her or not. After a few days of playing the field, the former stripper went out and enjoyed a "wild tequila night" before stumbling his way to her hotel room. Wearing nothing but a sombrero, underwear, and a pair of Ugg boots, "He said he had the chance 'to be free' and he couldn't stop thinking about me," she recalled.
It was at that moment they went from co-stars to boyfriend and girlfriend. However, now that their troubled marriage has become tabloid fodder, maybe we have to blame the tequila for things going sour. If liquid courage wasn't involved on the night he agreed to be her bae, maybe there's a chance these two would've never become an item in the first place. So, in a roundabout way, we're totally blaming their failed marriage on the alcohol.
She started rollin' solo Getty Images During happier times, he was the lime to her tequila. You rarely saw these two hit up an industry event solo dolo, so you can only imagine how surprised everyone was when the World of Dance host attended the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party without her guy.
Jenna still managed to turn heads while wearing a skimpy, fire engine red gown, but the press didn't even care enough to ask, "Who are you wearing? The Witches of East End star attempted to downplay Channing's absence. Chiquiri chimed in with, "I took his place tonight. Tatum was on daddy duty and far too busy to accompany his wifey to the event, this turned out to be one of the many signs that there were some major cracks in their union.
Things were far from perfect Getty Images Jenna Dewan Tatum dropped some hints that all wasn't well in their household in various interviews, including a February piece published by Health magazine.
When asked how she was able to keep her marriage solid, the actress and dancer answered, "When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one's perfect.
But we're not perfect! We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don't really like each other," she said.
He wanted to knock her up, but she had different plans Getty Images A source told In Touch Weekly in October that the couple was "working on baby No. Channing was supposedly down to have a football team worth of little ones, while Jenna seemed content as a family of three.
Perhaps it was their mismatched ideas on expanding their family that caused their marriage to crash and burn. How did we not see their separation announcement coming from a mile away?
She got cryptic on Instagram Getty Images The real reason for their split may be uncovered within Jenna's Instagram feed. In the months prior to the couple's shocking separation announcement, she made a few cryptic posts that pointed towards their marriage being in shambles In March , she shared a quote that read: But the truth will conquer all. Their true colors will show. Go on, girl, we're all ears. It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child," the insider dished.
Alas, it would take much more than a family face painting session to keep their marriage afloat. Did he dirty dance with Amber Heard? Getty Images Since the beginning of time, movie sets have been the go-to spot for celebrities to hook up with each other.
Channing and Jenna found out how filming on location can lead to fireworks when they met on the set of Step Up in Since they both are well aware of what could potentially go down behind the scenes, we can understand how jealousy about their respective careers could've played a major factor in their doomed marriage.
A source told OK! Magazine that Channing and Heard were "noticeably flirty on set," and Jenna allegedly wasn't happy about the obvious bond he had with his on-screen love interest. Did something inappropriate go on between those two? And they said, 'We call each other 'moon of my life' and 'my sun and stars' and all that. Please, can we all have something sexual together?
You're both beautiful, even just a hug. During an interview with the Howard Stern XM radio show via Entertainment Tonight , the Magic Mike star was asked what he thought about Clarke's confession, and he answered rhetorically, "What guy in their right mind [wouldn't be into it]?
Look, I'll go find a dragon if you guys really want me to. Like, I'll figure it out," he said. She wasn't cool with being 'bonded' Getty Images There was once a time when Jenna Dewan Tatum was a strong proponent of marriage, and that was evident when Channing played an evil trick to throw her off his tracks as he planned their proposal.
Those tears turned into tears of joy when they wed in , but almost a decade after saying "I do," she expressed some real doubts about the sanctity of marriage, and unlike Channing's prank, her comments weren't said in jest.
News was apparently digging through crates of old celebrity interviews to twist the knife a bit deeper into our wounds. Ugh, so petty spaghetti.
In the on-camera interview, Dewan — who appears solo once again — is asked to share her secret to having a successful marriage. Because if I knew the secret, maybe it would work," she says.
Their Instagrams tell a different story Instagram Thumb your way through the countless photos posted to Channing Tatum's Instagram account and it's obvious he was madly in love with his wife. However, his posting habits did a pivot in the months leading up to their separation. The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic. Your strength and grace ever evolving. By doing so you make everything around you grow — everything.
And i am so very grateful for your lessons. Please, pass us a tissue! As heartfelt as the post was, it was one of the last mushy declarations he made in her honor. She followed suit by refraining from making any public posts about Channing.
The last one was a picture of the couple celebrating Halloween together in with Jenna dressed as Sally and Channing channeling his inner Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
How could we have been so oblivious? Their marriage was falling apart at the seams right before our eyes, and unbeknownst to us, their Instagram accounts were spilling all the tea. They were already living apart Getty Images After news broke that the couple's marriage had imploded, a source confirmed to People magazine that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum had been "separated for months" and he had already moved out of their Los Angeles home.
Naturally, this makes us wonder if they tried to iron out the kinks in their union before Channing packed his bags, or were things so bad that they didn't even bother to try to repair the damage?
Either way, we still ship these two despite their marriage being on the skids. Ch-ch-changes Getty Images Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum began dating when they were both in their mids, so it's no surprise that they've grown up and matured over time. However, maybe it was her personality doing a that attributed to their marriage stalling out before they could hit the year mark.
While speaking with Redbook magazine in April , she was asked what the biggest challenge was in her relationship. You change when you're together from 25 to 35," she said. Now it's like, 'This is how I'm feeling. All reasons aside, we, along with the rest of the world, are heartbroken that love is officially dead and the Tatums are no more. Despite our sadness that they couldn't make things work, we wish the best for their family.