Jenna Dewan Reveals the Moment She Knew Her Marriage to Channing Tatum Was Over

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Now that Jenna Dewan's memoir has finally hit shelves, we're getting more and more insight into what happened behind the scenes while she and Channing Tatum were in the process of splitting. In the book, Jenna revealed the moment she knew she had to leave him -- and even though it's definitely heartbreaking to hear about, it sounds like she truly made the right choice.

  • Jenna wrote that it was time to leave when she realized their dynamic had turned into "hurting."

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    "I'd come to realize the dynamic I was in wasn’t serving me nor was it serving my daughter," she wrote in Gracefully You, People reports. "First and foremost I had to accept the realization this isn't working and had moved into hurting."

    Yep, that sounds like the right time to get out -- and if she believed that was best for her and Everly, 6, then that's what she had to do, even if it was incredibly difficult.

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  • For as long as she could, Jenna tried to keep their split under wraps, but she wrote that it was tough because she likes keeping it real.

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    "The public saw Channing and I in this idealized romanticized light," she wrote. "This made things difficult for me because I like being as honest and real as I can."

    That makes sense. For a long time, Jenna and Channing were considered total #RelationshipGoals, and fans were totally heartbroken when they found out that the couple were going their separate ways. But obviously, it was something that had to happen, and now, Jenna seems as if she's doing better than ever.

  • So much of 'Gracefully You' has been about Jenna's split with Channing.

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    We get it. A divorce after such a long relationship is obviously a big deal -- so of course it rocked her world. 

    In excerpts released before the book was out, Jenna also shared that she was blindsided by Channing's relationship with Jessie J when she found out about it on the internet while on a plane. Not exactly an ideal situation to find out an ex has moved on! 

    She also shared that she was "gutted" when they split, because it meant envisioning a new future for herself that didn't include the person she'd been with since she was 24.

  • Knowing this makes it all the more sweet that she and Steve Kazee are so happy together.

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    Happy and expecting their first kiddo together -- quite a combination! 

    We can't wait to see what the future holds for Jenna. It's so brave of her to open up about what was obviously a dark time in her life, but these days, it seems she's got a lot more sunshine.

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