Even for private individuals, a divorce can turn out to be more nerve-wracking than the previous marriage. But what if the certified love-off is also discussed worldwide? Hollywood star Channing Tatum (42) spoke in a detailed interview with "Vanity Fair" about his divorce from ex-wife Jenna Dewan (42), which came into effect at the end of 2019. The star is skeptical that wedding bells will ever ring again.
Tatum and Dewan met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and married three years later. But even then it was evident that the two didn't fit together: "I think we fooled ourselves when we were young. We told ourselves this story, no matter how blatantly life told us that we are so different," reveals Tatum.
This feeling was reinforced when the two became parents of their daughter Everly (9) in 2013. Through the child, the couple "understood the differences between us. How to raise differently, how to look at the world, how to go through life." When the two eventually split because of these differences, it was "super scary and horrific at first." At that moment, his whole life plan had dissolved into dust and slipped through his fingers.
From today's perspective, however, that was "probably exactly what I needed." In this way he was fortunately forced to steer his life and career back on the desired path of his own accord. This included focusing completely on his daughter – "that was the best decision I could have ever made". Through the time together, the two have become inseparable and "best friends".
After a relationship with singer Jessie J (34), Tatum has been with actress Zoë Kravitz (34) since 2021. According to his own statement, love relationships are a great challenge for him: "In the [film] business I'm not afraid of something going wrong. But when it comes to matters of the heart - people I love - I have a hard time. Am In the end I want to force it too much."
To counteract this, he tries to live more in the present and simply enjoy these moments as they are. Nevertheless, he is of course also thinking about the future, in which he wants to be more careful in the future: "I don't know if I will ever marry again."