It has been a year full of devastating celebrity break ups, and perhaps none have been quite so heartbreaking as the amicable split between Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.
The dazzlingly photogenic couple met while on the Step Up, and quickly danced their way into the hearts of movie goers.
But after almost nine years of marriage, the fairytale was over and the actors went their separate ways, in a bid to allow each other to ‘live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible’. I’m not crying, you are.
After a brief few months of singledom, the hopes of a thousand Magic Mike fans have been dashed, with rumours of a new romance between Channing and British singer Jessie J.
A source told Entertainment Tonight how 38-year-old Channing and 30-year-old Jessie have begun a new relationship, and are still in the process of getting to know each other.
The pair have previously been photographed together at the 2015 MTV Movie & TV Awards, when Jessie presented Channing with the Best Comedic Performance award for his role in 22 Jump Street.
Channing and Jenna announced their break-up back in April 2018, posting the following heartbreaking statement on Instagram:
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 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,
We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.
Interestingly, one fan has fanned the gossip flames after spotting the alleged new couple playing a round of golf together.
Channing Tatum and Jessie J are in the same bar as me and I just tried to take a picture and his body guard stop me quicker than I could focus my camera 😓
— CY (@Carina_York) October 6, 2018
The fan tweeted:
Who knew a mini golf job could be so crazy. Tonight I had to watch one of my asshole ex professors make out with his fiancé, then my coworker cut his hand open and had to go to the hospital, and finally Jessie j and Channing Tatum came in to play a round.
Lol they were hella nice. Jessie came down and I was shook and then when I went to get them to play, Channing turned around and I was like, We hugged and got a pic and then I got to hear Jessie singing somebody to love with the radio at the end of the course.
Channing Tatum: "does it bother you that i've only been divorced for six months?"
Jessie J: pic.twitter.com/uUqAs4yiQm
— Drew Boehmker (@IfUSeekDrew) October 10, 2018
Could this be the beginning of a new favourite celebrity couple?
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.