Jenna Dewan Gets Brutally Honest About Her Divorce From Channing Tatum

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A lot has happened since Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum went their separate ways, and now, this future mom of two is opening up about what those changes have been like. In a new interview with People, Jenna spoke out about her divorce, and the attitude she's taken toward this time in her life is so refreshing. 

  • The actress and dancer told the magazine that it's been a "hard journey of growth and change." 

    “Ultimately now I can honestly say that I’m living in a very joyful new place in my life, and I’m happy about it," she said.

    It's easy to see that's the case -- after all, she and boyfriend Steve Kazee seem to be living happily ever after, and they're expecting a baby next year.

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  • She also opened up about what happened that caused her and Channing to split. 

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    “People grow and they change and sometimes they don’t grow and change together," she said. "So it wasn’t an overnight thing that happened. There was no one event. I think it was just a slow realization that we wanted different things.”

    She went on to say that she was "gutted" to be apart from someone who she'd envisioned spending the rest of her life with.

    “It was the loss of an idealistic future for myself and my life," she added. "What does that now look like for me? Where do I begin? I met him when I was 24, I didn’t know life without Chan.”

  • Jenna says there's still love between her and Channing as they co-parent their daughter, Everly, 6. 

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    “We’re all aware that it’s a new normal, we’re all getting used to it,” she told People. “You can still have a relationship and just because the forms change as to who you are to each other, it doesn’t take away from the love that we had or that we shared all those years.”

    That's so good to hear. It couldn't have been easy in the beginning -- and we were certainly heartbroken to hear of the end of their marriage -- but now, it sounds like these two are doing just fine.

  • It really does seem like everything has worked out for the best for them both. 

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    Jenna is happy with Steve, Channing is happy with Jessie J, and we don't doubt that Everly is happy to see both of her parents happy. 

    Now, we can't wait to see Jenna expand her family with Steve. Happiness for everyone!