Jenna Dewan Denies That Channing Tatum Drinking Problem Caused Split
The pair’s joint statement announcing the separation read, in part, “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.”
Although the 37-year-olds said the decision to split was made “lovingly,” rumors quickly started swirling that Channing secretly had a drinking problem, which is actually what caused them to go their separate ways.
The Mirror reported that the Magic Mike star’s “drinking and partying ways drove a wedge into their nine-year marriage” and brought up a quote he gave to GQ back in 2014 where he said, “I probably drink too much. My wife, that’s what she bought into.”
Jenna, however, vehemently denies this claim.
“Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true,” a rep for the dancer tells Us Weekly. “The situation is as positive as it can be. Nothing negative is going on here. They’re both incredibly mature about this. There’s nothing more really to say.”
As heartbroken as we are that Channing and Jenna are no longer a couple, it’s great to see that they’re still friends and will continue working together to raise their 4-year-old daughter, Everly, to the best of their ability.