It’s been an exciting year for Jenna Dewan. A few months back, she announced that she was expecting a child with boyfriend Steve Kazee, and the couple have been genuinely over-the-moon with joy. Now, they have another reason to celebrate: they just got engaged! While Jenna and Steve are obviously ecstatic about their news, fans couldn’t help but wonder how Jenna’s ex, Channing Tatum, felt about it. Well, according to a recent source, Channing is actually very happy for his ex!
Jenna and Channing first met on the set of Step Up in 2006. The two began dating, and by 2009, they tied the knot. Much to the shock and sadness of fans, they announced that they would be separating in 2018, and the divorce was finalized in the following year. The two share one child together, a daughter named Everly. They’ve both moved on romantically — Jenna with Steve, and Channing with singer Jessie J. Nevertheless, people couldn’t help but speculate how Channing feels about Jenna’s engagement.
As it turns out, Channing is very happy for his ex! According to a source via PopCulture, “Channing has expressed that he is happy Jenna is in a good place and has moved on.” The insider continued the sentiment: “Jenna has a special place in [Channing’s] heart since she is the mother of their child, but they have both moved on and are happy in their new relationship. Channing’s main priority and concern is his daughter, and him and Jenna are both happy to have worked out a co-parenting agreement.”
Though both Jenna and Channing are focused on their daughter, Everly, their custody situation was a bit precarious for a while. Apparently, it took some time for the duo to get used to co-parenting, and had an especially difficult time determining holiday custody. Nonetheless, they were able to work things out and come to a 50/50 custody agreement. They’ve also agreed to only share so much of their daughter on social media — even when pictures are posted, Everly’s face is obstructed or covered.
While Jenna and Steve are doing quite well as a couple, Channing’s romantic life has been very successful as well. He has been dating singer Jessie J for about a year, and though they broke up briefly in 2019, they got back together and are stronger than ever. They had a romantic Valentine’s Day together, with Jessie sharing a cute video of her and Channing on a date together. Jenna, Steve, Channing, and Jessie all seem to be happy, and we wish them all the best moving forward!