Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum SPLIT Couple announce their nine-year marriage is over in shock statement

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have announced their split after nine years of marriage.

The couple, both 37, revealed news by posting matching statements via their respective Instagram pages on Monday, insisting they remain ‘two best friends’ but accept they are on ‘different paths for now’.

The two share a daughter named Everly, who will turn five on May 31, and say they will remain ‘loving dedicated parents’.

The couple made their last public appearance together on November 6 at the Los Angeles premiere of War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend.

Channing, 37, met Jenna on the set of 2006’s Step Up and the duo married three years later in Malibu, California, July 2009.

The estranged husband and wife began their message on Instagram by writing, ‘Hey world! So…We have something we would like to share.’

‘First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for,’ their note continued.

‘We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into “alternative facts” So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.’

The joint statement went on to say: ‘We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. 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.

‘There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.’

‘We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna,’ the statement concluded.

Seeming to confirm the statement from the couple Page Six spoke to an insider who claimed the duo have split ‘due to spending more time apart because of the pressure of work’.

The source went on to explain: ‘Channing has been working non-stop, with four movies announced for 2018 alone.

‘It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child. Plus Jenna is in pre-production for the movie, Berlin I Love You.’

While another insider said: ‘Both Channing and Jenna are devoted to their daughter and have worked hard to spend as much happy family time together, despite the problems in their relationship.’

However, it was just short of two weeks ago that the parenting duo were featured in an Instagram snap together.

Channing shared a series of images showing himself and Jenna with their faces drawn on and painted by their daughter.

The first snap was captioned ‘This is what it looks like when a little tyrant fairy artist holds you down and makes your face look “better”.’

Last year Jenna got candid during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In the episode, the dancer and actress opened up about the night Channing first seduced her while filming 2006’s Step Up.