Jenna Dewan's Quotes About Channing Tatum In Her 'Cosmopolitan' Interview Are So Honest

by Korey Lane
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ICYMI, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum filed for divorce in October 2018. The end of any relationship is sad and hard to swallow, but while many of their fans (including me, hi) probably spent days mourning the end of their relationship, the two have been nothing but gracious about it in the public eye. Now that it's been eight months since they announced their split, Jenna Dewan’s quotes about Channing Tatum in her Cosmopolitan interview are extremely revealing, and very honest.

Dewan opened up to the magazine in an interview for their January 2019 issue (for which she graced the cover), and spoke candidly about her split from Tatum, whom she was married to for nine years, and how she's been doing since then. Their split definitely shocked fans around the world, and though they've both been seen with reported new baes (Tatum with pop singer Jessie J and Dewan with actor Steve Kazee), neither of them have verbally discussed their new, reported relationships. Well, almost. Dewan seemed happy to dish on her rescue pup, Cosmo. "He's really sweet," she told Cosmopolitan. "He gives me lots of kisses."

So really, between her new pup and her reported new man (who recently posted a very cute birthday tribute to his Instagram), the successful actress, dancer, and mother seems to be doing well. But that doesn't mean that she's immune to feeling the natural sadness that comes with a split — feelings that she was very open to sharing in her interview with Cosmopolitan.

On how she's moved on.
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People are like, 'How did you get through this?' I didn't run away from my feelings. I let myself cry. I let myself grieve. This is one of those situations where I will see the light. The dawn is coming.

The 38-year old recognizes that breaking up and getting a divorce is hard, but clearly, she trusts that she'll get through it.

On dealing with being part of a Hollywood couple.
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Dewan and Tatum first started dating after starring in Step Up, back in 2006, and their chemistry was super hot. The hit movie was essentially their debut as a couple, and now that they're not together anymore, she shared that she recognizes how her fame began.

I'm obviously super aware that people know me, they know Channing, they know us together. We'd been a beloved couple for a long time. I was in Berlin and people were like, 'We love your Lip Sync Battle!' I was like, oh my god. You mean the time when I humped my husband-at-the-time’s face? I'm so glad that's my calling card.
On still believing in love.
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After everything she's gone through, Dewan isn't giving up on love. In fact, she's fairly open to it. Well, sort of. At the very least, she's still a big believer in love.

I do believe in love still, but I also believe it begins with really digging deep and learning how to love yourself. And then I think you sort of transmute that out to attract the right partner. I think that people who are meant to be sort of find each other.
On dating apps.
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Dewan herself is not on any dating apps, but she told Cosmopolitan that while she isn't ready to dive into the online dating world, she still loves the idea of finding someone by swiping right. In fact, Dewan loves looking at her hair stylist's dating app, Raya.

When she does my hair, I'm like, "Give me the app!" I'm f­ascinated by it, and I stalk hers like crazy.

If her Cosmopolitan interview is any indication, this hot momma is killing the game and living her best life. It seems like her marriage taught her some seriously important lessons about life and love. That, itself, is totally worth celebrating. It seems like she's doing just that.