It can’t be denied that just about everyone fell in love with the idea of Channing and Jenna ending up together during the release of Step Up in 2006. The dynamic dancing duo didn’t just manage to convincingly play the role of lovers in the movie, but also gained a huge following. Aside from adoring fans, the two also locked eyes and eventually tied the knot three years later in 2009.
However, after almost nine years of marriage, the former couple announced that they have gone their separate ways via Channing and Jenna’s Instagram account. The statement, released earlier today, explains that the two have decided to “take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.” They clarified that there are “no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision.” Channing and Jenna 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, Chan&Jenna.”
The erstwhile husband-and-wife have 4-year old daughter and both parties have assured to be “loving dedicated parents to Everly.”
Photo source: Hollywood Reporter