Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum announce they have “lovingly chosen to separate”

Greg Doherty/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Sadly, another Hollywood couple is splitting up. Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, announced via social media that their marriage of nearly nine years is ending.

In an effort to stave off “alternative facts,” the pair noted they wanted to announce the decision themselves, stating, “It feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for.”

The couple, who are parents to a nearly 5-year-old daughter, Everly, divulged, “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.”

The statement further reads, “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.”

The pair, both 37, added “with lots of love to everyone,” that they, “won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy.”

Channing and Jenna began dating shortly after they met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up. They married in 2009.

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