Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum announced his divorce from Jenna Dewan in 2019 after being together for almost 10 years but he only recently opened up about his feelings and why it happened. He admits that the prospect of a separation was terrifying for him.
In an interview with Glamour magazine he said, “In the beginning [the split] was super scary and terrifying. Your life just turns on its axis. This whole plan that you had literally just turns into sand and goes through your fingers and you’re just like, ‘Oh shit, What now?”
“I think we told ourselves a story when we were young, and we just kept telling ourselves that story, no matter how blatantly life was telling us that we were so different.”
He said that they did fight for their marriage for a really long time although they knew they had grown apart.
Tatum and Parenting
Tatum said the fact that they were so different became even more evident from their parenting styles.
“But when you’re actually parents, you really understand differences between the two of you. Because it’s screaming at you all day long. How you parent differently, how you look at the world, how you go through the world.”
He now says that probably the divorce is exactly what he needed.
“I don’t think I would’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself in the way that I had to do the work on myself to really try to figure out what next. I just dropped everything… And it was truly the best possible thing that I ever could have done.
He also decided to spend that time focusing on his daughter Everly.
“Because in the alone time that I have with just me and her, we’ve become best friends.”
Tatum is currently dating Zoe Kravitz and in an interview with Vanity Fair he said, “I don’t know if I’m ever going to get married again. Relationships are hard for me. Even though I am a bit of a monogamist. In business, I have no real fear of anything being destroyed. But heart things, when it comes to people I love, I have a really hard time. I end up trying too hard, you know?” , he said.
He also said that he is trying to not think so much about things in this new relationship.
“So I can actually experience these moments, instead of just trying to change it or something. Or being afraid that it’s not going to work out how I wanted or something,” he said.
The couple made their romance public in 2021.