Jenna Dewan Removes ‘Tatum’ From Social Media Handles

Jenna Dewan has marked a major milestone in her split from husband Channing Tatum: she has removed his last name from her social media handles.

While the Step Up actress's handles on Twitter and Instagram have always been @jennadewan ever since marrying Tatum in 2009, her name has been listed as Jenna Dewan Tatum, that is, until Thursday. As of April 19, Dewan decided to do away with Tatum's last name on social media, her name now reading Jenna Dewan.

The change comes two weeks after the news that the Hollywood power couple, who met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up, announced their split in a joint statement that was also shared on their social media accounts.

"Hey world! So...We having something we would like to share," it read. "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. We've 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."

"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," the statement went on. "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."

Shortly after the announcement, Dewan was caught leaving SoulCycle in West Hollywood. The 37-year-old was dressed in all black with gray Nikes and a pair of sunglasses, though reporters were unable to tell if she was still wearing her wedding ring.

Dewan was spotted a second time just days later, this time sans wedding ring as she shopped in L.A.'s Chinatown neighborhood.

Tatum has also been spotted sans wedding band.

The couple has reportedly stayed true to their promise to remain friends, with one source telling Us Weekly that Dewan and Tatum were continuing to live together after their split.

"They haven't been 'together' for a while. They are best friends and still support each other and go to each other's events and live in the same house," one source said.


The couple now faces the difficult task of dividing their assets, with Tatum's net worth estimated at between $60 million and $80 million. They will also have to decide who moves out of their $6.45 million house in Beverly Hills, California, which they purchased in 2015.