Jenna Dewan has opened up about her divorce from Channing Tatum.
The Step Up star and her ex-husband actor Channing Tatum announced their divorce back in April of last year.
The pair, who met while filming dance movie Step Up back in 2006, made a joint statement on Instagram to reveal that they were ending their nine-year marriage.
And now Jenna has opened up about the divorce in her new book, revealing that she ‘was gutted’ about the split.
In excerpts from her new book Gracefully You: How To Live Your Best Life Every Day that were acquired by People magazine, the dancer revealed where things went wrong for the pair.
“People grow and they change and sometimes they don’t grow and change together,” she explained. “So it wasn’t a overnight thing that happened. There was no one event. I think it was just a slow realisation that we wanted different things.”
Opening up about how she felt of the divorce at the time, she continued, “I was just gutted. It was so difficult for me. It was the loss of an idealistic future for myself and my life. What does that now look like for me? Where do I begin? I met him when I was 24, I didn’t know life without Chan.”
Speaking about how the duo parent their six-year-old daughter Everly together, Jenna, who is currently expecting her second child with new beau Steve Kazee, continued, “We’re all aware that it’s a new normal, we’re all getting used to it.
“You can still have a relationship and just because the forms change as to who you are to each other, it doesn’t take away from the love that we had or that we shared all those years.”
Announcing their split last April, Jenna and Channing wrote, ‘Hey world! So…We have something we would like to share.
‘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 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.’