Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum's Sweetest PDA Moments
By Meredith B. Kile
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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their separation after eight years of marriage in a joint social media statement on Monday.
"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," the couple, both 37, shared. "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."
Channing and Jenna, who met while co-starring in the 2006 dance flickStep Up, showed off their instant chemistry both onscreen and off, falling in love both in the movie and in real life. They married in 2009 and welcomed daughter Everly in 2013.
Here's a look back at some of the couple's sweetest moments together:
It's unlikely that any number of GIFs could accurately capture the pair's undeniable chemistry in Step Up -- in which Jenna played a privileged modern dancer who fell in love with Channing’s character, a talented hip-hop dancer from the wrong side of the tracks -- but here are a few to get you started:
They clearly had a blast together at the film's premiere and after-party in L.A. in August 2006.
10 years later, the pair proved they still had their Step Up moves, recreating the iconic lift in their backyard for the film's milestone anniversary.
After welcoming Everly in May 2013, the couple were very careful to keep their daughter out of the spotlight, rarely sharing photos of her on social media. However, last year, Channing shared a shot to Instagram of his wife and daughter just after Everly's birth, gushing about Jenna's transformation as a mother.
"Watching her in those first days transform into a mother was life changing," he captioned the pic. "She was every bit the beautiful, sexy, funny, flawed creature I fell in love with. But the prism turned and showed a whole new light that I had no idea existed, the light of a mothers love. Thank you for that baby."
Channing and Jenna enjoyed a date night out at a Los Angeles Lakers game in December 2015, sharing a courtside smooch.
In January 2016, Jenna channeled her hubby's Magic Mike stripper skills when she performed a sultry, acrobatic dance to Ginuwine's "Pony" on the couple's Lip Sync Battle showdown. Channing countered with a spot-on performance of Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" -- with a surprise appearance by Queen Bey herself!