Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce their separation on social media

Jenna and Channing Tatum

The Magic Mike star and his wife have released a joint statement confirming their separation after eight years of marriage — and their commitment to co-parent daughter Everly.

“Truth can easily get distorted”

It’s obviously very exposing and emotional to discuss a separation publicly, but the couple are keen to be proactive and tell their own truth, before media outlets spin a story.

“Hey world!” the pair posted a short while ago. “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.”

It’s fair to say that fans are reeling, as the pair seemed so very together and in love recently.

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“We have lovingly chosen to separate”

Channing and Jenna are at pains to stress they are moving forward separately, but together. They say there’s no juicy backstory, but this is simply a case of evolving in different directions.

“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”

Daughter Everly’s wellbeing is obviously a priority, and the pair hope the media will give them time to process this big life change.

“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.”

We hope this family get the privacy they need at what is obviously a heartbreaking time.

Practicing her magic 🌟

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