The world shed a tear on Monday, April 2 — the day love died — when Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, announced their separation after nine years of marriage. Now, fans are wondering what the heck went wrong between the seemingly perfect couple.
While there's absolutely zero evidence to support that their marriage crumbled because of something Channing did, it's hard to forget his high-profile interview for GQ back in 2014. The now 37-year-old left no stone unturned and opened up about his obsession with The Biggest Loser and his love of Funfetti cake and alcohol.
"I probably drink too much, you know," he revealed to the mag. "My wife, that's what she bought into," he said, referring to Jenna. "I'm probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess." Channing added that he liked how alcohol slowed his mind down. "There's probably a tendency to escape," the Logan Lucky star explained. "I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time."
The actors started dating shortly after they met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up and tied the knot in 2009. In a joint statement on their Instagram accounts yesterday, they wrote, "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. They added, "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."
Unfortunately for fans, a source told People that whatever their reason for the split, it wasn't exactly sudden. "This has been a long time coming," the insider revealed. "Like any marriage, they've had their ups and downs over the years but they really started to grow apart within the last year." Sigh. RIP, love.