Jenna Dewan clarifies Channing Tatum feedback: ‘My phrases have been distorted’

Jenna Dewan says feedback she made about parenting with ex-husband Channing Tatum have been “distorted.”

On Tuesday, the actress and dancer, 40, used social media to make clear feedback she made on the Dear Gabby podcast that made headlines. She made it clear she wasn’t bashing her 8-year-old daughter Everly’s father when she stated he “wasn’t available” after the delivery of their daughter and felt her phrases have been spun into “salacious gossip.”

The World of Dance alum wrote, “It’s unfortunate that countless media outlets have taken an important conversation on a woman’s experience with postpartum issues and pulled quotes to make it appear that I was slamming my daughters’ father, something I would never do.”

Dewan continued, “As two working parents, we both faced challenges at the time, but I speak only for myself and not about him. Anyone who actually listens to the interview, something I encourage everyone to do, will clearly see that my words have been distorted for clicks and to push false, salacious gossip with no regard for the actual people involved, or the message intended.”

On the podcast, Dewan in contrast the early days after the births of her two kids. She stated her son with fiancé Steve Kazee, Callum, was born in March 2020 — and due to the pandemic, the household had months collectively at home to bond. However, when she had Everly in 2013, she went again to work straight away and her then-husband was additionally working in one other location.

It was huge information when the Step Up co-stars welcomed Evie in London — the place Tatum had been filming Jupiter Ascending — in May 2013. While issues appeared image excellent in that well-known first photograph they shared in June, simply weeks after that, in early July, Dewan set off to shoot Witches of East End in Canada. Having a new child, working and being other than her companion was tough.

“I had to travel with her and at the time, Chan wasn’t available to be with us for the most part,” Dewan stated as a result of his movie took him from London to Chicago all through that summer season. “So, it was me, my doula, and Evie all by ourselves traveling at six weeks.”

Dewan recalled the challenges of maintaining with a manufacturing schedule along with the child’s schedule of sleeping and feeding — and every thing in between.

“That was really hard because [of the] long hours,” she stated. “I did have her on set with me constantly. It was just really difficult.”

Dewan stated it led to her affected by “a lot of postpartum anxiety,” explaining, “I just never stopped. You’re up a couple times in the night and then you’re working all day. I was breastfeeding. I was pumping. I was without a partner. I mean it was just craziness.”

The quotes that Tatum “wasn’t available” circulated huge on Tuesday — and sources near the Magic Mike star defended him in a TMZ story. It was that six weeks after Dewan gave delivery, she was wanted in Vancouver to shoot Witches of East End, a challenge she booked whereas pregnant. The outlet reported Channing chartered a personal aircraft for Jenna, Everly and a doula — and rented out a pleasant home within the metropolis — to ensure everybody was protected and cozy.

Once Jupiter Ascending manufacturing moved from London to Chicago, he traveled to Vancouver as a lot as he may, “sometimes making less than 24-hour trips just to get in as much time as possible with Jenna and their newborn.” (Old images present Tatum touring in Vancouver with Dewan and their child woman in July 2013 to get them settled.)

Tatum and Channing break up in 2018 and he or she discovered love once more with Kazee, who she began relationship that October. Dewan and Kazee introduced they have been anticipating in 2019 — and Callum arrived in March 2020. 

On the podcast, Dewan stated she felt “grounded” on the time of Callum’s delivery — regardless of the pandemic.

“Even though the world was crazy, I was home and in this love nest and it was different,” she stated of parenting with first-time dad Kazee.

As for Tatum, earlier this 12 months he launched the e-book Sparkella, impressed by Everly, and it turned a best-seller. 

While selling it, he stated that when he bought divorced, he had “a lot of fear” about being a single father and “connecting to Everly in every way that a little girl might want. I didn’t wear nail polish or know how to braid hair.” However, he began becoming a member of in on the enjoyable, making Everly glad and having enjoyable within the course of.

In a latest Instagram put up, he known as their daughter his “everything” — “my world and my heart.”

This story was initially printed on Tuesday, August three at 2:58 pm ET and has been up to date to incorporate Dewan’s most up-to-date feedback.


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