They have one child, a 4-year-old girl named Everly.
“We have lovingly chosen to separateas a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together,” the couple wrote in a statement. They also noted:
“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.”
The couple also said they would not have any further comment and asked for privacy.
The two met on the set of the 2006 film “Step Up,” and quickly became known for their adoringsocialmediatributes, jokesfor eachotherand posts about their child. They also reenacted a classic “Step Up” scene on the 10th anniversary of the film’s release:
A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan)on Aug 11, 2016 at 4:03pm PDT
Earlier this year, Dewan Tatum opened up about the marriage in an interview with Health magazine.
“When people say you guys have such a perfect life,I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” she said. “I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together.”
Dewan Tatum added that they fight like other couples and “have days where we don’t really like each other.”
Fans took the news of the separation hard:
If Ryan Reynolds and Blake lively split Love is officially dead— Michael 🦊 Nicki/Ryan Fan (@FreshGuyMichael) April 3, 2018
True love really doesn’t exist 😭 I wish you both the best though. I’m just gonna go cry for the rest of the day lmao— andie (@perriestoubia) April 3, 2018
I’m actually devastated— anna c (@annaleecoffman) April 3, 2018
Stanning celebrity couples is officially cancelled...pic.twitter.com/6OluAXkNw2— Shonnia Burton (@shonnia21) April 3, 2018
That’s so incredibly sad.. Of all the celebrity couples, you two always seemed so grounded and solid and in love. Good people are hard to find so if you find one, do all you can to hang on.— Amanda Greer (@AmandaGreer19) April 3, 2018
if jenna dewan and channing tatum can’t make love work then why should the rest of us even try— phee (@freelinsalvarez) April 3, 2018
I never reply on Twitter, but I had to. I absolutely loved you two together. The most beautiful couple. Now with that said I lovingly divorced after 30 years of marriage. I wish you both the best.#stayfriends— Teresa Warren (@Teresalweaver) April 3, 2018
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.