Following his split from Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum is reportedly dating Jessie J. But, the news doesn’t seem to be negatively affecting Dewan. Cameras spotted The Resident actress at LAX earlier this week, and she was all smiles as she made her way through the airport.
According to insiders, Tatum started dating Jessie a couple of months ago, and he has already been to two of the singer’s concerts this month — one in Seattle, the other in Salt Lake City. An eyewitness claims that the pair also played mini golf together last weekend while they were in Seattle.
Their relationship is still very new, and a source says they are keeping things casual and having fun.
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It isn’t clear how Tatum and Jessie first met, but we do know that the Domino singer presented the 21 Jump Street star with the award for Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie Awards in 2015.
As Us Weekly reports, Tatum and Dewan announced in April that they were separating after nine years of marriage. They met on the set of Step Up back in 2006, and they eventually got married and had a daughter, Everly, who is now five years old.
In a joint statement, Dewan and Tatum said that they had “lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” after having a magical journey together. They added that nothing had changed about how much they loved each other, but their love had led them down different paths. The former couple also said that there were no secrets or salacious events behind the decision. Instead, they were two best friends who realized it was time to take some space.
Dewan did open a bit about her single status during a recent interview with Women’s Health.
“Everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind, saying, ‘I want what’s best for myself and my daughter,’ you have to be OK with however that looks,” said Dewan.
The World of Dance host added that she did a lot of work healing from the inside out, and she became more in touch with her “womanly power.” She explained that in her life she always defined herself as “a dancer” or “married” or “an actress.” But, during the last couple of years, she has learned more about herself.
Dewan also revealed that she looks at her separation as a positive thing, and it has been a transformation of herself, and her needs and wants as a woman. She said that it is OK for a relationship to change into something new that is better for both people, and Jenna Dewan thinks that is what shocked everyone so much.