Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are both shutting down rumours surrounding their split, releasing two separate statements.
Following news of their split earlier this week, the rumour mill pointed fingers at Tatum’s “excessive drinking” and “womanizing” ways. But both Dewan and Tatum say that’s simply not true.
“The media is fabricating stories and none of these accusations are remotely true. Channing and Jenna released an honest and loving statement which is the only truth,” a rep for Tatum tells ET Canada.
A source close to Jenna tells us: “These rumours are all fiction. We understand that everyone is super interested in speculating on their private life and that there are people who think they have an idea of the inner life of this relationship, but it’s simply not the case. They are lovingly deciding to continue their lives together as friends and parents of Everly because that’s how their relationship has grown.”
The buzz began after The Mirror falsely claimed a source pointed to Tatum’s “drinking and partying ways” which allegedly drove a wedge into their nine-year marriage, pointing to a 2014 GQ interview in which the actor spoke candidly about his habits, labelling himself an “alcoholic.”
“I probably drink too much, you know. My wife, that’s what she bought into. I’m probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess,” he said at the time.
The outlet also cited a 2015 report about his “flirtatious behaviour with other women while he was filming ‘Foxcatcher’.”
However, in their public statement posted to Instagram, the couple writes that there were “no secrets nor salacious events” that led to their separation.
Since publicly announcing their split, both Dewan and Tatum have been spotted out and about in Hollywood. With each still wearing their wedding bands, Dewan showed up for work on “World Of Dance” while Tatum ran errands with the couple’s daughter, Everly.