Jenna Dewan seemingly hinted at her split from husband Channing Tatum prior to their joint announcement on Monday, April 2.
Last week, the actress posted a quote by Rumi about enjoying life before it’s gone with the caption “Life is quick. Breathe, go for it❤️.”
According to People magazine, the now-exes have been separated for months. The site reports that Channing actually moved out of their shared family home months ago and that their separation has been in the works.
“This has been a long time coming,” one insider told the magazine. “Like any marriage, they’ve had their ups and downs over the years but they really started to grow apart within the last year.”
As previously reported, the former couple announced in a joint statement via social media that they’re taking time apart after nearly nine years of marriage.
“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” part of their statement read. “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.”
Dewan and the Magic Mike star started dating shortly after they met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and tied the knot in 2009. They are the parents of daughter Everly, 5.
During a February 2018 interview with Health magazine, Jenna said that they are nowhere near what everyone has dubbed #relationshipgoals.
“When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” she told Health magazine, adding that they experiences highs and lows just like every other couple.
“I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa. But I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work,” she continued. “Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that. We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other."