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Jenna Dewan Opens Up In Detail About Her Split From Channing Tatum


08:58 18 Oct 2019

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Jenna Dewan talks Channing Tatum

Step Up stars Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum had been married for nine years before their split last year.

He's now dating Jessie J while she's expecting her first child with partner Steve Kazee.

Jenna opens up about their split in her brand new book Gracefully You, 'The pain hit me like a tumbling avalanche.'

Channing and Jenna met on the set of Step Up where they fell in love.

They became one of Hollywood's favourite couples and they even share 6-year-old daughter Everly.

However, it all came crashing down in April last year when they announced their separation.


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Coping with divorce

In her brand new book Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday, Jenna talks about their divorce.

As per E! News, she writes, '[Divorce] was never on my docket of dreams, but alas, here I am, learning and growing through one.'

'In the beginning I turned to the typical remedies. I drank a whole lot of wine with friends.'

'I had many moments of deep, painful, big cries.'

'And both were very necessary in getting me to the next hour, through the day, on to another week.'

'In the beginning of my separation, it felt as though I were in a dark closet, desperately trying to find the light or the way out'

'I was in a state of shock. One week I'd be doing really well and the next I was slammed with a whole new slew of emotions.'

'The rumor mill was churning out story after story.'

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'There were many times I hid under the covers, wondering what was next.'

'The pain hit me like a tumbling avalanche. I was completely overcome with fear and sadness.'

'It took many moments of sitting alone with my grief to force me into surrendering to my roller coaster of a situation.'


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Channing and Jessie J

Just months after their split, Channing moved on with singer Jessie J.

It turns out his ex Jenna learned of their romance by reading it online, 'I felt blindsided.'

'I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn't have to face–and over the internet, as it was happening.'

'There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship. I felt blindsided.'

'Choosing grace as I learned everything about my personal situation along with the rest of the world was really difficult.'


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'It was quite a challenge to remain graceful; to say the least. That's when your real character comes out.'

'Instead of reacting the way I wanted to... I asked myself this: How do I choose grace in this moment?'

'Had I not been practicing this way of life beforehand, I definitely wouldn't have handled this news very gracefully.'

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'Do you know how many times I've wanted to go online and write exactly what's on my mind? Thousands.'

'My instinct is to fight back, set the record straight.'

'What stops me every time is: ‘Choose to say what you would want yourself to live with a week from today.''

'Or ‘Choose what you would want Everly to read when she's older.''


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