Jenna Dewan had no idea that her ex-husband Channing Tatum had moved on until his relationship with Jessie J made headlines, she said. In the actress’ new book, Gracefully You:
How to Live Your Best Life Every Day, she revealed that she felt blindsided when she learned about Tatum’s relationship with the British singer.
Dewan, 38, and Tatum, 39, announced their split in April 2018. In October that year, Tatum and Jessie J entered a high-profile relationship. Read all about it here.
Before it even happened
Dewan wrote in her book that she was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face — and over the internet, as it was happening.
Dewan said she was alone on a plane when she heard the news, and that choosing grace as I learned everything about my personal situation along with the rest of the world was really difficult.
In the excerpt, Dewan also discussed the days following her split, which occurred the night before she began filming the second season of World of Dance.
Dewan comes in strong
The rumor mill was churning out story after story, she states in her book. There were many times she hid under the covers, wondering what was next.
The pain hit her like a tumbling avalanche. She was completely overcome with fear and sadness. It took many moments of sitting alone with her own grief to force herself into surrendering to her roller coaster of a situation.
Yet she’s still supportive
In November 2018, Jessie J, 31, took to Instagram to slam commenters that compared her appearance to that of Dewan.
Shortly after, Dewan tweeted her support for Jessie J’s statement and said it was a “beautiful message.” Tatum isn’t the only one to find happiness after the split, as Dewan is now expecting a child with her boyfriend Steve Kazee.