After 9 years of being married, the once ultimate couple goals, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their separation and have parted ways. The world is reeling as news spreads from Channing Tatum’s Instagram post, regarding their split. No one, literally no one, saw this coming. People are going to Twitter and Instagram, having existential crisis moments and questioning if love is even real in the first place.
Yes, it is that tragic.
Channing and Jenna had been the envy of many due to their seemingly unshakeable relationship and their love story that started from their movie together, ‘Step Up’. They quickly attained #OTP status as soon as the movie premiered and people rejoiced when the onscreen couple became an off-screen couple. They have a beautiful family together and just as fans were wondering what crazy thing the outgoing couple will do to celebrate their 10 year anniversary, this bomb dropped.
To mourn this split, we are looking back at their cutest, most touching couple moments. Prepare your tissues:
1. All Their Onscreen Chemistry On ‘Step Up’
The original ‘Step Up’ movie will always be the best in our eyes, mostly because of the sizzling onscreen chemistry between Channing and Jenna who played the two leads. Channing played a troubled delinquent. Meanwhile Jenna played a classically trained dancer from the Maryland School of Arts, whose partner dropped out and she, in a moment of desperation employed the help of Channing’s character to complete her showcase. Of course, this was how two unlikely people fell in love and the world fell in love with them. Just watch the clip above and fall in love with them all over again.
2. How Channing Asked Jenna Out For The First Time
While people swipe on dating apps, Channing and Jenna’s heartwarming and hilarious story of how they started going out during ‘Step Up’ is the stuff of romance novels. It’s obvious that their onscreen chemistry would translate to their off-screen one. Though sparks were flying, Jenna was looking for something more serious than just a little fling. So how did Channing ask her to go out with him? By showing up in front of her hotel room, naked.
“He had gone out with all of the dancers on Step Up and had this crazy wild tequila night and he said he had the chance “to be free” and he couldn’t stop thinking about me so he comes down to my hotel room at 2 in the morning, and he’s banging on the door, and I’m like, “What is going on?” And I go and open the door and he’s in a sombrero, he’s naked—no, sorry, he has underwear—underwear, sombrero, and Ugg boots and he’s like, “Let’s do this.” Like literally…” Jenna Dewan told Ellen on the Ellen Show.
Who would say no to that?
3. Channing’s Touching Birthday Message
If his caption doesn’t make your heart melt then perhaps you need to get your chest cavity checked. The couple had always openly showed their love for each other in a manner that wasn’t cringy, but just plain touching. “The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic” Ugh. No we’re not crying, you are!
4. Their First Picture As Parents
Jenna gave birth to Everly Tatum in 2013 and the Tatums became a family of 3. Of course the two could not stop talking about their daughter and have basically turned themselves into living cartoon characters, just to entertain their little one.
5. When They Dressed Up As Magical Creatures For Halloween
Literally the definition of adorable! The couple dressed to impress… their little daughter on Halloween. Channing was a dashing purple unicorn (no one could’ve rocked the onesie better) while Jenna was a fairy in the woods, complete with flowers in her hair. Have you ever seen a more magical couple?
6. Just Another Heartwarming Instagram Post
“To my light. I love you.” Channing is killing us with his moving captions and sweet declarations of love for his (ex) wife. He posted a stunning photo of Jenna, looking like an angel complete with a halo of light surrounding her. From Jenna’s stunning beauty to the beauty of Channing’s message, this heartwarming post has quickly turned into a heartbreaking one today.
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7. The Most Epic Lip-Sync Battle In The History Of Ever
We cannot forget this incredible moment when Jenna danced and lip synced to Channing’s routine in ‘Magic Mike XXL’. It’s iconic in every respect. From Jenna’s impeccable and sexy dance moves to Channing’s reaction that had us in stitches, no one can top this lip sync battle in our humble opinion. Chrissy Teigen screaming at the booth was literally us when we watched this video. Did we mention Jenna’s badass six pack abs?
In memory one of the most relatable and romantic couples around, we’re going to leave you with one their most epic red carpet moments, where they straight up looked like they were going to renew their wedding vows right there.
8. Picture Perfect
At the London premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle just late last year, Jenna was looking like a bride in an ethereal Zac Posen gown and Channing, a dashing groom in his double-breasted pinstripe tuxedo. The epitome of a picture perfect couple.
While we wish them the best in their own individual endeavors, we can’t help but feel a tad devastated by their split. If they can’t do it, what hope is there left for the rest of us?!