It’s not always black and white. Singer Jessie J took to her Instagram Stories to lament about “delayed emotions” in the wake of her recent split from boyfriend Channing Tatum. Needless to say, the 31-year-old seems to be feeling some type of way about the breakup — and we don’t blame her. They’re not easy.
“Delayed emotions are … well … not so fun,” the brunette beauty wrote in very small type across a black background. Clearly, the ~emotions~ are flowing, y’all.
News of Channing, 39, and Jessie’s split broke on December 19, after one year together. Despite the circumstances, the pair is supposedly still on good terms. “Channing Tatum and Jessie J broke up about a month ago,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “They are still really close and still good friends.”
Even though you pal around with your ex, though, doesn’t mean all the emotional baggage of your time together just disappears. “Channing jumped into a relationship with Jessie and fell head over heels in love. But it was short-lived,” an insider told In Touch, noting that the split may have been the right move. “With Jessie’s busy schedule — she’s been traveling a lot — they were barely spending any time together.”
“Jessie is free-spirited and doesn’t want to be tied down,” the source said. “Plus, he’s still recovering from his messy divorce with Jenna [Dewan] and is prioritizing his family.”
Plus, it’s not the easiest thing to take when you find out your former beau is back on the dating app scene. The Magic Mike star was recently spotted on the elite matchmaking platform, Raya, with a pretty cute profile. “And yes, I used to be a stripper. Sorry,” his profile reads, along with a shrugging emoji, an insider confirmed to Us Weekly. Like any good retired stripper, his profile song of choice is “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo.
Either way, we do hope Jessie and Channing can continue being friends post-breakup — and that those delayed emotions start to fade away. Time does heal all wounds, y’all. You just have to trust the process.