Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan split after 9 years

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced on Monday night their decision to split after nine years of marriage.

The couple, in corresponding social media posts, said that they've "lovingly chosen to separate."

“Hey world! So…We have something we would like to share," the statement began. "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’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 statement continued.

"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," the couple said, noting that "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."

Presenter Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan arrive on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS) - TB3EA33044F3G

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.  (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

"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," the couple stated. "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.”

Tatum and Dewan, both 36, share a 4-year-old daughter named Everly. They met on the set of their hit 2006 movie "Step Up," a dance movie in which the duo played high school students who came from different lifestyles but fell in love with one another.

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