Last night, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their divorce after nine years of marriage, and everyone was absolutely shook.
It was something which nobody saw coming, and their respective fandoms were devastated by the news that the couple were actually calling it a day.
But there have been many hints the split was coming for some time, including secret hints from the world of Instagram.
One of the most glaring hints is the lack of each other on both Channing and Jenna’s Instagram channels.
According to PEOPLE, Channing wasn’t in attendance when Jenna and their daughter Everly went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last month.
That post started the rumour mill for the couple’s divorce back in March, which apparently prompted Channing to post this picture of he and his wife together:
But apparently, this post wasn’t enough to dispel the rumours, because fans were adamant this was also a coded confirmation of a drifting relationship.
The ex-couple were reportedly always ‘gushing’ about each other on social media, and this post apparently reinforced the fact that the gushing had diminished significantly as of late.
The split was announced last night, and Page Six revealed via an anonymous source that the split is a result of the couple ‘spending more time apart because of the pressure of work’.
The source explained:
Channing has been working non-stop, with four movies announced for 2018 alone. It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child. Plus Jenna is in pre-production for the movie, ‘Berlin I Love You.’
Both Channing and Jenna are devoted to their daughter and have worked hard to spend as much happy family time together, despite the problems in their relationship that the distance has seemed to magnify.
first chris pratt and anna faris and now channing tatum and jenna? love is doomed. don't fail me now ryan reynolds and blake lively
— Kiersten ? (@HausOfKiersten) April 3, 2018
If Channing Tatum and Jenna can separate and Beyoncé can be cheated on, I have no hope for my future love life.
— Twilight™ (@Twilight_Alexx) April 3, 2018
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum are separating. Love is dead. Step Up is ruined. April is cancelled.
— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) April 3, 2018
The pair announced the separation with the following message:
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 or salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best friends realizing [sic] 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.
Me after finding or Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are divorcing pic.twitter.com/AI8cGRFFNB
— j e s s ♡ (@jesssxb) April 3, 2018
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