Jenna Dewan Opens Up About Channing Tatum & Why She Still Believes in Love

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Holywood has dealt some mighty blows in the breakup department this year, and Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan splitting is definitely one of them. Since sharing the news back in April, the Step Up costars have gone their separate ways and are dating other people. And now, Jenna is opening up about Channing, navigating through the feels of divorce, and why she still believes in love.

  • Jenna is gracing the January 2019 cover of Cosmopolitan and is discussing life after Channing.

    Jenna and Channing, who met on the set of Step Up, said "I do" in 2009. They went on to have a daughter, Everly, now 5, and shocked the world with news of their split this spring. Since then, Channing started dating singer Jessie J, and Jenna -- who filed for divorce in October -- started dating Tony Award winner Steve Kazee.

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  • "People are like, 'How do you get through this?' I didn't run away from my feelings," she tells the mag.

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    "I let myself cry. I let myself grieve," Jenna Dewan explains to Cosmo about coming to grips with her divorce. "This is one of those situations where I will see the light. The dawn is coming."

    She continues:

    "I'm obviously super aware that people know me, they know Channing, they know us together. We'd been a beloved couple for a long time. I was in Berlin and people were like, 'We love your Lip Sync Battle!' I was like, oh my god. You mean the time when I humped my husband-at-the-time’s face? I'm so glad that's my calling card."

  • But that's not stopping her from opening her heart to love again.

    Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan
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    Although Jenna didn't address her relationship with Steve, she did reveal divorce isn't closing off her heart.

    "I do believe in love still, but I also believe it begins with really digging deep and learning how to love yourself," the single mom reflects. "And then I think you sort of transmute that out to attract the right partner. I think that people who are meant to be sort of find each other."

  • And when she needs to reconnect with herself, Jenna goes back to her roots by dancing.

    "When I'm feeling out of touch with myself, especially with my sexuality, I dance," she reveals. "I immediately drop back into my body, and I feel it’s where my sensuality lives. It’s kind of a carnal feeling when I dance."

  • With more acting gigs on the horizon, her Danskin collab, and a whole list of other ventures, something tells us Jenna is enjoying the next chapter.

    Cheers to new beginnings.