Jenna Dewan Honored at St. Jude's Gala in First Public Appearance Since Channing Tatum Split

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Jenna Dewan is St. Jude's Humanitarian of the Year!

The 37-year-old actress made her first public appearance since announcing her split from husband Channing Tatum as she was honored at the St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala in New York City on Friday. Dewan has been a supporter of the hospital for years, with her contributions helping further their pioneering research and lifesaving treatments for children. 

The brunette beauty, who brought her father, Darryll, as her date, looked flawless in an embroidered gown by Zuhair Murad and stunning Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Dewan took to Instagram after the event to thank St. Jude for her award. "Thank you @stjude for this incredible honor! I am so proud of everything you do and continue to do for children," she wrote. "Love ya dad 💗," she captioned a pic of herself with her father. 

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Dewan split from Tatum on April 2, and on Friday, she dropped the "Tatum" from her name on social media. Dewan, who kept her Instagram username as @jennadewan during her marriage to Tatum, previously had her display name listed as Jenna Dewan Tatum.

While the Step Up stars have continued to remain friendly since their separation, a source recently told ET that their breakup was a long time coming. 

"They have been fighting the last couple of years -- quite a bit," the source shared. "There is a sense of relief on both of their parts. They have tried working on things and had therapy but nothing changed."

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