LOVE IS DEAD. That's what millions of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum's fans around the world proclaimed yesterday when the couple — who seemed like one of Hollywood's strongest and most in-love — announced that they were separating after almost nine years of marriage.
Both actors confirmed the news on Instagram with the same statement at the same time. They wrote:
For most people, the announcement came as a massive shock and completely out of the blue, kind of like Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' heartbreaking announcement last year.
But there are others who think we could have seen Channing and Jenna's split coming — based on these signs, at least.
Jenna hasn't posted about Channing on Instagram in ages
Social media has changed everything when it comes to decoding celebrity splits. One of the biggest clues that Channing and Jenna were on their way to a split was their lack of posts about each other on Instagram.
It has been ages since Jenna posted about Channing on her feed, especially anything gushy. Her last post about Channing was this throwback video to when they competed against each other on the most epic Lip Sync Battle of all time. She posted it at the end of January.
Other than that, posts about Channing have been in relation to their daughter, Everly, or his work — like when she gave this shout-out to his movie, Logan Lucky, in August last year.
Meanwhile, Channing did post this face-painted selfie of him and Jenna as recently as two weeks ago:
But aside from that, posts about Jenna have been few and far between. It's so different to when he used to post about Jenna all the time — and who can forget when he posted this racy nude photo of Jenna with the caption, "Nap time = The Best Time"?
At the time of writing they're both still following each other on Instagram.
They haven't made a joint public appearance for months
The last time Channing and Jenna stepped out on the red carpet together was for the premiere of War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend in November 2017.
We're not saying they need to go to an event every week to remind us that everything's fine, but this brings us to our next point…
Their body language has changed
Cosmo US enlisted body language expert Blanca Cobb to help understand how Channing and Jenna's changing body language could have hinted at possible problems.
Blanca pointed out at that in the earlier stages of their relationship, there was a lot more laughing, leaning in and kissing.
However, in more recent years, Channing and Jenna's body language has signified a bit more distance between them, such as when they attended the premiere of Magic Mike XXL in 2015.
At the premiere of War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend, their body language looks rigid, and they both did more smizing than smiling.
Jenna went to the Oscars this year without Channing
Jenna went to the Vanity Fair Oscars party earlier this year — looking sexy AF — without Channing. She apparently called it a "girls' night" and was indeed spotted hanging out with her girlfriends. Channing reportedly likes to stay away from Hollywood when he isn't working.
Jenna's ~cryptic~ interview with Health magazine
Jenna did an interview with Health magazine earlier this year where the headline for her cover story was Jenna Dewan Tatum Gets Real About Marriage: "When People Say 'You Guys Have Such a Perfect Life,' I Want to Scream".
There was also this quote from her interview about her marriage to Channing:
It's obviously a very normal couple quote, but compared to all of Channing and Jenna's previous interviews about their relationship — where they've been super gushy, and divulged intimate stories about how they met and their sex life — it stood out.
As for the reasons why Channing and Jenna are going their separate ways? There are a few theories. People reports that Channing and Jenna have been separated for a while, and that Channing moved out of their home months ago. According to Page Six, their busy work schedules kept them apart. There are also murmurs that Channing may have cheated on Jenna, but we're not going there now because our hearts are too sad.