Jenna Dewan ‘blindsided’ by ex Channing Tatum dating Jesse J

Jenna Dewan ‘blindsided’ by ex Channing Tatum dating Jesse J

Jenna Dewan remained graceful in public during her split from ex-husband Channing Tatum, but has now revealed her divorce hit her much harder behind closed doors.


In her new memoir, titled “Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday,” Dewan, 38, said Tatum, 39, did not give her a heads up before he started dating girlfriend Jessie J.


“I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face — and over the internet, as it was happening,” she wrote, according to an excerpt via E! News. “There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship. I felt blindsided.”


Dewan, who shares 6-year-old daughter Everly with Tatum, also revealed she was in a “state of shock” at the beginning of her separation.


“It felt as though I were in a dark closet, desperately trying to find the light or the way out,” she said. “One week I’d be doing really well and the next I was slammed with a whole new slew of emotions. The rumor mill was churning out story after story.”


Dewan and Tatum announced in a joint statement in April 2018 that they were separating after nearly nine years of marriage.


Just six months later, Tatum was spotted with Jessie J on her tour, and sources at the time said the pair had already been seeing each other for a couple of months.


“There were many times I hid under the covers, wondering what was next,” Dewan continued. “The pain hit me like a tumbling avalanche. I was completely overcome with fear and sadness. It took many moments of sitting alone with my grief to force me into surrendering to my roller coaster of a situation.”


The “Step Up” star admitted that at times she wanted to react impulsively.


“My instinct is to fight back, set the record straight,” she said. “What stops me every time is: ‘Choose to say what you would want yourself to live with a week from today.’ Or ‘Choose what you would want Everly to read when she’s older.'”


Despite her pain, Dewan began dating actor Steve Kazee, with whom she is now expecting a child.


“When I was ready, I started dating someone amazing,” she said. “It was this cosmically great thing where we circled back around each other after a moment of instant recognition years ago.”



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