Jenna Dewan says her experiences as a brand new mother differed vastly from companion to companion.
The actress and dancer, 40, stated on the Dear Gabby podcast that her son Callum, with fiancé Steve Kazee, was born right into a “love nest” in March 2020, firstly of the pandemic, giving the household months collectively to bond at home. That wasn’t the case when she had had daughter Everly, 8, with ex-husband Channing Tatum.
It was massive information when Dewan and Tatum, who acquired collectively after co-starring in Step Up, welcomed Evie in London —the place he had been filming Jupiter Ascending — in May 2013. That candy first household photograph made them seem the image of happiness. However, the reality was their work schedules took them aside — as she set off to shoot Witches of East End in Canada in early July of that yr — and being left “without a partner” took a toll.
“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 needed to sustain with a manufacturing schedule along with Evie’s feeing and sleeping schedule.
“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.”
In April 2018, the couple introduced they’d separated and she or he filed for divorce six months later. Her heartbreak was remedied, nevertheless, as she discovered love once more with Kazee, who she began courting that October. Dewan and Kazee introduced they had been anticipating in 2019 — and Callum arrived in March 2020. Despite the pandemic, Dewan was in a very completely different mindset when her child boy was born, saying she felt “so grounded.”
“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.
Dewan just lately revealed that she first got here head to head with Kazee in 2012 when she noticed him on Broadway in Once. She and her mother had been so touched by his Tony-winning efficiency, they went to the stage door after the present. Dewan stated it was there that she and Kazee shared “one of those eye-catching moments.”
She stated it was “very quick, but it struck us both. It was a moment. My mom and I told him what a great job he did and how it was such an amazing show, and that was it. We both went off into the night. But I never forgot the moment.”
And neither did he, she stated. “Many years later, we were in different situations. I was single again, he was single,” she recalled. “He messaged me and said something like, ‘Hey, I don’t know if you remember me, but how are you?’ And I was floored. Of course I remembered him. And that moment in 2012.”
Tatum launched the e book Sparkella earlier this yr impressed by Everly and it turned a best-seller. He stated when he divorced Dewan in 2018, 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.” He began becoming a member of within the enjoyable, making Everly pleased and having enjoyable within the course of.
In a current Instagram submit, he referred to as their daughter his “everything” — “my world and my heart.”