One of Hollywood's golden couples, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, announced their separation yesterday and now friends of the pair have revealed what exactly went wrong.
The New York Post reports that the pair split 'due to spending more time apart because of the pressure of work.'
'Channing has been working non-stop, with four movies announced for 2018 alone. It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child. Plus Jenna is in pre-production for the movie, Berlin I Love You.'
The friend adds, 'Both Channing and Jenna are devoted to their daughter and have worked hard to spend as much happy family time together, despite the problems in their relationship that the distance has seemed to magnify.'
The couple announced their split via an emotional Instagram post.
'So…We have something we would like to share.
'First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into 'alternative facts' 😉 So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.
'We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.'
The actors, both 37, have one child together — daughter Everly — who will turn 5 on May 31.
Channing and Jenna first met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up and wed in 2009.