Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan: A Look Back at One of Hollywood's Most Beloved Couples

Madison Breaux | Oct 24, 2018 Celebrities
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan: A Look Back at One of Hollywood's Most Beloved Couples
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Everyone's hearts collectively broke when Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced they were ending a nearly decade-long marriage. It was so hard to believe that Hollywood's sexiest couple was splitting up ... but well, the truth hurts. Even though the two have been together since their 20s and share a little girl together, they just couldn't seem to make it work. But honestly, if they can't work things out, can anyone really?? Out of all the celebrity breakups that have happened in the last year, this might be the one that hurts the most. However, just because it's over between these two adorable people, doesn't mean we still can't reminisce about their whole relationship journey.

To do this, we need to take it all the way back to 2006, when life was much, much simpler. Channing and Jenna met on set of their movie Step Up, and their love story blossomed from there. The chemistry and love between these two was undeniable, and we are definitely going to miss seeing these two rock red carpets together. 

They had a great thing going, and even though "all good things must come to an end," this is one good thing we thought would most definitely last forever -- and sadly, we were mistaken. (Sob.) Channing and Jenna unceremoniously ripped our hearts out, so the only thing left to do now is to trace back all of the steps in their relationship to see where the trouble started. So without further ado, here's the complete timeline of Channing and Jenna's love story. From the first meeting to seeing other people, it has certainly been a wild ride. And from what we can't tell, it's far from over.

  • Early 2006: A 'Step Up' Meeting


    Jenna and Channing met while filming the hit dance movie Step Up. And the relationship blossomed (somewhat weirdly) from there. "His room was right above mine, and he came down drunk with a sombrero on, banging on my door. He was like, 'I couldn't stop thinking about you. Let's do this. I just want to be with you,'" Jenna told Cosmopolitan of their first "date" in 2016. "From that point forward, we were together."

  • August 2006: It's Official

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    By the summer of 2006, it was pretty clear these two were an item. They put their relationship on full display at the premiere of Step Up and were spotted out and about on the regular.

  • July 2007: Vacationing Together

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    It's not official until there's a beach involved, right? Channing and Jenna attended the grand opening of Cain at Cove Atlantis in the Bahamas and looked all too happy.

  • The Early Years


    Channing and Jenna certainly had no trouble looking very couple-y once the word was out.

  • September 2008: The Engagement

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    People reported that Channing popped the question in Maui in front of a lot of their friends.

    She, of course, said yes!

  • July 2009: Wedding Bells

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    Yes, the happy day! These two were married outside in a fairy tale-themed ceremony ... in Malibu, no less! It looked perfect.

  • More Movie Premieres & Public Appearances

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    Shortly after their wedding, the newlywed couple was out in full force, attending all the movie premieres and award shows possible.

  • December 2012: Jenna Is Pregnant!

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    It was confirmed to People by one of Channing's representatives that his lovely wife was indeed expecting a little baby!

  • June 2013: A Daughter Is Born


    Fast-forward to 2013, when Channing and Jenna welcomed their baby girl, Everly. Just how sweet is this image?

  • Life With a Kiddo


    From there on out, it was all about adjusting to parenthood with these two. According to ET Canada, Jenna said that Channing was a great "on-set husband" while she was filming Witches of East End. "He is getting really good at being the set husband -- that's what I call him," the celeb mom once gushed about her man. "He's in the trailer, he's rocking her to sleep, I'm running back and forth breastfeeding," she said.

  • 2014: The First Divorce Rumors

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    Channing of course clapped-back once divorce rumors started circling around, calling them "bullsh--t."

  • 2014: Cheating Rumors

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    Around the same time that the divorce rumors were bubbling up, it was also thought that Channing may have cheated on Jenna with his Magic Mike XXL co-star Amber Heard. These rumors were, of course, false.

  • 2016: Marital Problems?

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    Channing's constant filming schedule reportedly put quite the strain on his marriage. (It could happen to anyone!)

  • 2017: Jenna Opens Up to 'Redbook'

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    "I think maybe in my early 20s, I might have tiptoed around issues or didn't want to make too many waves," Jenna told the magazine about her marriage issues with Channing. "Now it's like, 'This is how I'm feeling.' You have to be okay with the other person becoming defensive, to let them be emotional and accept that it won't be okay for a while."

  • Cutting Back on the Lovey Pics


    Towards the end of 2017 (and the beginning of 2018) the couple was a lot less couple-y towards each other on Instagram. Needless to say fans noticed -- sparking more divorce rumors.

  • Fewer Public Appearances Together

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    Continuing in the same fashion, the two started making fewer joint public appearances. Breakup speculation was at an all-time high when Jenna supposedly left Channing at home while she went to the Oscars.

  • April 2018: The Separation

    Jenna and Channing announced their separation by sharing a joint message on Instagram.

    ... and heart everywhere shattered.
  • May 2018: Co-Parenting & Moving On

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    Channing and Jenna were reportedly separated for a few months before they made their announcement, so it really isn't that shocking that the two have seemed to be doing pretty well with moving on.

  • September 2018: Dating Other People

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    News surfaced in September that both Jenna and Channing were dating again ... just not each other.

  • October 2018: Channing & Jessie J

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    Aaand in the name of moving on, recent reports that Channing and Jessie J are now an item have been circling for a few weeks now. Given that it's still just months after he and Jenna broke up officially, we aren't too sure how we feel about this.

  • October 2018: Jenna's Mystery Man

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    And now it's Jenna's turn! It's rumored she is also seeing someone casually, but he isn't a celeb -- so the two have managed to stay completely out of the spotlight.

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