- In April 2018, actress and dancer Jenna Dewan announced she and her then-husband Channing Tatum were splitting up after a nine-year marriage.
- Over a year has passed since the celebrity duo split and since then, both have started dating new people.
- The breakup wasn’t Dewan’s first experience with heartbreak.
- She told Insider her best advice for dealing with it is to “turn inward and ask yourself, ‘What is this showing me about myself?'” Dewan said.
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In April 2018, actress and dancer Jenna Dewan announced she and her then-husband Channing Tatum were splitting up after a nine-year marriage.
Fans of the couple were shocked as they viewed Dewan and Tatum as the “perfect” couple, something Dewan wrote about in her new book, “Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday.”
“How would people at work react when I went in the next day? Would they pity me? Assume the worst had happened? I was scared of everything that would follow our coming out,” Dewan wrote.
Over a year has passed since the celebrity duo split and since then, both have started dating new people. Tatum is in a relationship with singer Jessie J and Dewan is dating Broadway actor Steve Kazee, with whom she is expecting her second child. Dewan and Channing have a child, Everly, who’s now 6.
Dewan’s book has been two years in the making, she said on Thursday at a press even to promote it, so there is plenty of Tatum-related content in its pages including the author’s feelings of desperation soon after the breakup.
“In the beginning of my separation, it felt as though I were in a dark closet, desperately trying to find the light or the way out,” she wrote. “I was in a state of shock. One week I’d be doing really well and the next I was slammed with a whole new slew of emotions.”
But Dewan came out the other side and told Insider about how she dealt with that heartbreak, as well as the emotional pain of other past breakups. “I’ve been through it many times. We’re human,” Dewan said.
The former “World of Dance” host said that her best advice for dealing with heartbreak is to “turn inward and ask yourself, ‘What is this showing me about myself?'”
According to Dewan, focusing on how you can move forward and improve yourself “takes away from thinking about the other person. Then you can manifest something great in your own life.”
For Dewan, that’s been a book, a new partner, and, come next year, a baby.
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