WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum are filing for divorce after being married for nine years.
"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," the couple said in a joint statement to People Magazine. "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 couple says there are no "secrets nor salacious events" that led to the separation but they believed it was time for them to have some space among one another.
Tatum and Dewan have one child together - Everly. She turns 5 years old in May.
The couple starred in the movie "Step Up" together. This is where they first met before they started dating. They eventually got married in 2009.
Here is their full statement:
SoWe have something we would like to share.
First off, 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. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into “alternative facts” ?? So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.
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, Chann&Jenna.”