It can be difficult to realize that some of our admired Hollywood actors may not have a desirable height, while we are engrossed in watching them perform on the large movie screen.
Tom Cruise – 5’7″
Various online forums and blogs have debated whether Tom Cruise is shorter than his listed height of 5’7″ by two inches. There are those who have gone as far as tracking all instances where Cruise was seen wearing heeled boots or shoe lifts. Nevertheless, he continues to pursue romantic relationships with women taller than him.
Ben Stiller – 5’7″
It appears that comedic ability is more prevalent in shorter men, as evidenced by Ben Stiller, a well-known actor famous for his hilarious movies. In Zoolander, he portrayed a stunningly attractive model (excuse the inside joke), though it is improbable he could have landed the role in real life, being just 5’7 in height. Fortunately, he followed his father Jerry Stiller, a 5’5 actor, into the entertainment industry, making the right career choice.
Al Pacino – 5’7″
Most likely, you’re familiar with Al Pacino if you’re alive. He’s had an impressive career in acting as well as writing and directing films. Regrettably, his height of 5 feet 7 inches nearly caused him to lose out on his role in The Godfather. The Tribeca film festival disclosed that Paramount producers believed he was too short for the part. Even though he is an incredibly skilled professional, being tall is not one of his abilities.
Martin Scorsese – 5’3″
When someone inquired about his opinion on sports, the producer/director/actor expressed his disinterest, stating that any sport involving a ball is not worthwhile. It is possible that Martin Scorsese’s lack of enthusiasm for sports may be attributed to his short stature of 5 feet 3 inches. Despite not being suitable for basketball, he managed to attain great success as a renowned director in Hollywood. His appearance can also be spotted in popular TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and 30 Rock.
Dave Franco – 5’7″
It appears that Dave Franco did not inherit the same level of genetic talents as his elder brother, James Franco. Despite being a member of a family of highly successful and talented brothers, Dave has achieved success in his own right in Hollywood. However, it’s possible that he felt pressure to measure up to James, who is notably four inches taller than him at 5’7. If his wife, Alison Brie, wants to wear high heels to red carpet events, she may want to reconsider.
Michael J. Fox – 5’4″
Despite being among the shortest actors in Hollywood, his height is irrelevant when he possesses the ability to time-travel. He has received numerous awards for his performances, and he may desire to ask Doc to grant him a few extra inches to add to his height. Although his partner, Tracy Pollan, is only two inches taller than him, the disparity becomes evident when she wears high heels and stands next to her 5’4 husband. Even their son has surpassed him in height.
Danny DeVito – 4’10”
The famous personality whom everyone has been eagerly anticipating to see on this list is Danny DeVito, who has won an Emmy Award. He has spoken candidly about his desire to feel at ease and make friends in school, often trying to offset his lack of height by projecting a larger-than-life personality. Despite being only 4’10 tall, DeVito is beloved for his unique stature, which likely makes him the shortest male actor in Hollywood. Remarkably, his wife is only two inches taller than him yet their children have already surpassed them in height.
Prince – 5’2″
Prince, the renowned musician, also ventured into the acting world, featuring in the 1984 production of Purple Rain. He also made an exceptional appearance in the comedy New Girl some years before his demise. Although he was initially not conspicuous about his height, many people did notice his preference for wearing high-heeled shoes. In his words, “People might think I wear heels because I am not tall enough. However, the real reason is that it pleases women.” It is worth noting that Prince was only 5 feet 2 inches tall, and even in the attached picture, he was wearing heels.
Daniel Radcliffe – 5’5″
Throughout the filming of Harry Potter, we followed the development of Daniel Radcliffe from a charming 11-year-old into a flourishing actor. Despite not growing significantly, he currently stands at a pleasant height of 5 feet 5 inches. During an interview, he was asked if his size constrains his choice of roles to which he replied that he doesn’t believe so. Evidence shows that Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, both of whom are of similar height, have successful and diverse careers. He could always use the ‘Engorgio’ spell to expand his opportunities.
Dustin Hoffman – 5’6″
Since the 1960s, he has remained the same height and has appeared in well-known movies such as The Graduate, Meet The Fockers, and All The President’s Men. Despite being only 5’6, he is a skilled actor who has surpassed physical expectations. During an interview, he mentioned being surprised when Mike Nicholas cast him in The Graduate, commenting on how unusual it was for a short, odd-looking Jewish man to be given a role typically played by a tall, attractive protestant.
Jonah Hill – 5’7″
Fortunately, Jonah Hill’s deficiency in height is compensated with his great sense of humor. Some speculate that individuals employ humor as a facade for their vulnerabilities, and standing at 5 feet and 7 inches tall, this may have led Jonah Hill to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most humorous men. Nonetheless, Jonah Hill’s weight loss journey over the last few years has garnered significant attention, despite the fact that it’s his weight, not his height, that everyone is talking about.
Elijah Wood – 5’5″
Elijah Wood, who is frequently confused with Daniel Radcliffe due to their similar appearance, is almost as short as him, give or take an inch. He was a great fit for his character in The Lord of the Rings, playing a hobbit who went on exciting quests with magical powers and friendships with wizards. Despite the fact that his feet aren’t quite as small as his character’s, he looked great in his costumes for the movie.
Jack Black – 5’7″
Jack Black, an amusing individual, has used his humor to triumph over his short stature. Despite our occasional dislike towards him, it’s difficult to deny his impressive array of talents – as an actor, comedian, musician and member of one of the most hilarious rock-parody bands ever. While he portrayed a giant in the movie Gulliver’s Travels, the truth is that he is only 5 feet 7 inches tall in reality.
Seth Green – 5’3″
It can be difficult to realize that some of our beloved Hollywood heartthrobs may be lacking in stature while we watch them on the silver screen. It’s not what you might think! We’re referring to their height. Seth Green’s voice may be heard more frequently on shows than his physical presence because, at just 5’3, he is shorter than his wife. Despite this, his height doesn’t appear to bother the couple, who are content together.
Johnny Galecki – 5’5″
Johnny Galecki plays the character of a short and socially awkward nerd named Leonard Hofstadter on the television show “The Big Bang Theory”. In reality, he may not necessarily have these characteristics, but he is indeed short in height with a height of 5’5″. Comparatively, his co-stars are also on the shorter end of the height spectrum, except for Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper. Hence, it may come as a surprise to many that Galecki is the shortest among them.
Bruno Mars – 5’5″
With his charm and charisma, Bruno Mars has won over hearts all around the world. When he sings through our speakers that he’s willing to catch a grenade for us or that he wants to marry us, we can’t help but swoon. However, his declaration to love us just the way we are may hint at his own insecurity, as the singer’s height of just 5 feet 5 inches could be a sensitive topic for him.
Martin Freeman – 5’6″
We have a new addition to the list of Hobbits. Although it was unexpected, Martin Freeman proved to be exceptional as Bilbo Baggins. Surprisingly, it was revealed that the British actor only stands at 5 foot 6, which made his portrayal of the character even fitting. Despite his height, he was able to showcase his acting skills and took on a tough role in the recent series Fargo.
Joe Pesci – 5’3″
Joe Pesci is known for portraying tough characters in his roles, although his real-life persona may not be as intimidating. Despite his petite stature of 5’3, he has been able to successfully portray villainous characters such as Harry Lime in Home Alone, in addition to receiving praise for his roles in movies like My Cousin Vinnie and Goodfellas.
Aziz Ansari – 5’5″
Regardless of the TV series that Aziz Ansari appears in, he always appears to be the shortest among his fellow actors. In Parks and Recreation, he seemed particularly tiny next to Chris Pratt, but in Master of None, he made himself appear even shorter standing alongside Eric Wareheim. Despite this, the comedian doesn’t seem to be bothered and was even praised by GQ magazine for his exceptional style, which helped him outdress Jon Hamm when he won the award for short men worldwide.
Charlie Chaplin – 5’4″
Although he is not present at the moment, Charlie Chaplin was a fellow actor who utilized his diminutive size to his benefit. In the time of silent movies, a small stature aided in creating contrast, a crucial element in comedic acting. Chaplin, who stood at 5’4″, noted that “If I am being mistreated, it is always a large man who is responsible, and as a result of the juxtaposition between the big and the little, I acquire the audience’s compassion.”
James McAvoy – 5’7″
In the movie Split, he impressed us with his ability to portray multiple characters residing in one body. Surprisingly, the actor who played The Beast was only 5 foot 7 inches, which may come as a surprise to many. Back in 2007, he humbly commented on his appearance stating that he did not fit the mold of a classic leading man like Brad Pitt due to his height and pale skin. However, he is still taller than most on a specific list.
Richard Dreyfuss – 5’5″
In Hollywood, one’s height holds no importance. Richard Dreyfuss, a Golden Globe-winning actor who stands at 5 feet 5 inches, has not let his height limit his success. Despite this, he does harbor shame for his mental illness. He compared this shame to feeling embarrassed about his height, stating that it’s just a part of who he is.
Ken Jeong – 5’5″
The comedian and actor known for his roles in Community and The Hangover leads a double life that may surprise you. Not only is he a funnyman on screen, but he also holds a medical degree and was once a general practitioner. Interestingly, his first acting role was as a doctor in Knocked Up, but he eventually found his niche in comedy and decided to pursue it as a career path.
Kevin Hart – 5’4″
Kevin Hart, a renowned comedian in this decade, is known for his ability to tell humorous stories and jokes, especially about himself, and specifically his height. Despite standing at only 5’4, Hart confidently embraces his height and even once clarified that he is actually 5’4 and a half. He often makes conversation about his noticeable height difference with his wife during performances, bringing comfort to the audience who may have thought the same thing.
David Faustino – 5’3″
David Faustino is well-known for his portrayal of Bud Bundy on the popular 1990s television show, Married With Children. Interestingly, he attempted to start a career in the music industry as a rapper using the stage name Lil’ Gweed, which caused much amusement. It is uncertain whether he chose this name due to his height of 5 foot 3 or if he was inspired by other diminutive rappers such as Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Dicky, or Lil’ Kim.
Despite not being in a romantic relationship anymore, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan still share parental responsibilities. In this article, we’ll explore Tatum and Dewan’s past relationship, professional achievements, and how they manage their co-parenting duties.
Where Did it Begin for Jenna?
Let’s start at the very beginning before delving into the details of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s co-parenting arrangement. First, let’s focus on Jenna who is an actress and dancer hailing from Connecticut. During her high school years, she was a varsity cheerleader and was elected prom queen during her senior year. Moving onto college, she attended the University of Southern California where she was a member of a sorority.
Where Did it Begin for Channing?
Channing Tatum was born in Alabama to parents who worked in the airline and construction industries. When he was six years old, his family relocated to Mississippi where he resided in a countryside vicinity near the bayou of Pascagoula River.
Channing Tatum was recognized as the most athletic student by his classmates at Tampa Catholic High School. Although he received a football scholarship to Glenvale State College, he later decided to drop out and return to his hometown, where he took on various jobs, including roofing.
Introducing Chan Crawford
During this period, a youthful Channing Tatum opted to begin his career as an exotic performer at a nearby nightclub. The aspiring celebrity danced with the moniker “Chan Crawford” at a venue called Male Encounter. He was merely 18 years old at the time, and visual evidence and photographs have since been shared.
On their initial date, Channing Tatum disclosed his history to Jenna Dewan, which he eventually transformed into a successful business.
Jenna Dances for Janet
Jenna Dewan’s career as a dancer began with her performance for superstar Janet Jackson. Dewan featured in the music videos of “Doesn’t Really Matter” and “All for You” in 2000. The very next year, she accompanied Jackson on her All for You tour.
According to Jenna Dewan, this opportunity was a career breakthrough, as it provided her with the necessary skills for her role in Step Up. Additionally, Jenna Dewan has showcased her dancing abilities in music videos for Mandy Moore, Toni Braxton, Missy Elliott, and Ricky Martin.
Channing Tatum’s Early Work
Likewise, in 2000, Channing Tatum was cast as a dancer for Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs.” He was paid $400 for the job after auditioning in Florida. Then, the multi-talented Tatum started working as a model. He posed for Abercrombie & Fitch and Armani, and then landed some major TV commercials.
Channing Tatum was signed with a Miami-based modeling agency, and then with Ford Models in NYC. He has modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, and Emporio Armani.
His Biggest Break Yet
Channing Tatum has his movie debut in 2005’s Coach Carter, and then starred in 2006’s She’s the Man. Later that year, he landed the role of Tyler Gage in romantic dance drama Step Up opposite Jenna Dewan.
In the movie, Tatum’s character gets sentenced to community service at a performing arts school, and eventually explores his own talents with ballet dancer Nora. The movie was panned by critics but was a huge hit with audiences. It has since become a multi-million dollar franchise.
Channing and Jenna Collide
Famously, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met while filming Step Up, started dating, and fell in love. It was the perfect narrative for the romance-hungry fans that loved the movie, and resulted in chemistry-laden dance scenes. Plus, it was great celeb gossip!
In 2006, the year the movie was released, Channing Tatum told media that he’d like to be with “someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously and can be a goofball.” It sounds like that person was Jenna Dewan.
An Award-Winning Romance
Audiences clearly loved Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum as a couple, especially because they had watched their characters fall in love. At the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, the pair won the award for Best Dance Scene.
Years later, in 2012, the couple took home a Peabody Award for executive producing Earth Made of Glass. The 2010 documentary is about the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, and was made by Tatum and Dewan’s production company. In lots of contexts, these two are a winning team.
Jetting Off to Hawaii
In 2008, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan jetted off to Hawaii. When they were there, the actor proposed to his girlfriend in front of close friends that he had secretly invited. At the time, Tatum described Dewan as “so incredibly sweet.”
Clearly, Jenna Dewan felt the same. She said of the relationship, “I’m just so freaking happy, it’s great.” The newly engaged couple spent time paddle boarding and relaxing during this trip. Though they kept their relationship lowkey, it still attracted lots of media attention.
Channing and Jenna’s Wedding
In the summer of 2009, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum said “I do” at a ceremony in Malibu, California. The couple invited 220 guests, and Tatum commented afterwards, “I’m as happy as I possibly can be on the planet right now.”
For the event, Jenna Dewan wore an ivory and peach couture Reem Acra ball gown. The gown’s skirt had a ruffled, ethereal feel, while the bodice was covered in intricate embroidery. The actress wore an up-do and a long veil.
Mini-Moon in Bali
For their honeymoon, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan jetted off to Bali. In what was more of a mini-moon, the newlyweds decided to go ahead and get matching tattoos. Jenna Dewan tweeted a snap of the couple (pictured) explaining that they had “side by side” inked on them in Balinese.
The famous couple actually got food poisoning while in Bali, so they only enjoyed one day out of bed together. Dewan’s tatt was on her left foot, and Tatum’s under his ribs.
Building Hollywood Careers
Before having children together, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan each worked on building their careers. Tatum appeared in the sequel to Step Up in 2008, and then starred alongside Johnny Depp in 2009’s Public Enemies. In 2009, the actor played Duke in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and then a soldier in 2010’s Dear John.
Meanwhile, Jenna Dewan starred in 2009’s musical drama Falling Awake and comedy American Virgin. In 2011, she starred alongside husband Channing Tatum in romcom 10 Years.
The Powers of Production
In 2012, Channing Tatum told a magazine that he wants to produce every movie he’s in. He explained, “I really don’t want to be in any more movies that I don’t produce. Unless it’s with one of the 10 directors that I really want to work with, I don’t have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it.”
He made his dreams a reality by founding two production companies with wife Jenna Dewan and their partner Reid Carolin.
2012: A Busy Year
2012 was a very busy year for Channing Tatum. The actor hosted Saturday Night Live and starred in multiple movies. Firstly, he appeared in action movie Haywire, then in romcom The Vow with Rachel McAdams. Then came 21 Jump Street, which was a huge hit. That must have been an intense schedule!
That same year, Jenna Dewan landed a part on Ryan Murphy’s hit show American Horror Story. The actress played Teresa in the “Asylum” installment of the horror series.
Returning to His Past
Perhaps most importantly, in 2012 Channing Tatum starred in Magic Mike. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest successes of the actor’s career, and he’s had quite a few. This was the movie based on Tatum’s former life as a teenage exotic dancer. It was directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-produced by Tatum and Soderbergh.
Magic Mike was a hit with critics and with audiences. As you might expect, a huge portion of its audience were women, and most of those were women over 35.
Welcoming Daughter Everly
By 2013, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were ready to extend their family. The couple welcomed daughter Everly Tatum in the early summer of 2013 while in London. On each of their websites, the stars posted, “Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Tatum, who was born on May 31st in London.”
The pair announced they were expecting while promoting movie 10 Years, which was their on-screen reunion since meeting on Step Up.
The First Family Photo
On the first Father’s Day following Everly’s birth, Channing Tatum shared this picture of the family together. In the snap, the couple look down lovingly at their infant daughter as she lies in Tatum’s arms.
Since her birth, both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have been very protective of their daughter. Like some of their celebrity peers, the couple rarely share their daughter’s face on social media. Presumably, this protects their child from paparazzi, and invasion of her privacy.
Being a New Mom
Years later, Jenna Dewan revealed that she “went right back to work” following Everly’s birth. She said, “Thinking ignorance is bliss, I thought, ‘OK, I think I can do that. You know, it’ll be like two months after, and I’ll be able to have her on set. That was really hard. Because that was long hours. I did have her on set with me constantly — it was just really difficult.”
In 2013 Jenna Dewan worked on AMS, She Made Them Do It, and Witches of the East End.
“I Just Never Stopped”
Looking back on this time in 2021, the star recognized she was suffering from post-partum anxiety. She said, “It was like I just never stopped. You know, you’re up a couple times in the night, and you’re working all day. I was breastfeeding, I was pumping, I was without a partner. I mean, it was just craziness.”
During this time, Jenna Dewan and Everly were in Vancouver. During his time off, Tatum would fly to be with his newly extended family.
Lip Sync Battle!
One of the last times married couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan appeared together onscreen was when they competed in Lip Sync Battle. The couple were crowned the first ever co-champions after their incredible 2016 performances.
Jenna Dewan lip synced to “Pony” by Ginuwine, and danced for her husband who she brought on stage. Tatum did an incredible rendition of Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls),” in drag. The star was joined on stage by the queen herself for the latter part of the song.
Gradually Growing Apart
Since Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s split, sources have said that it was a long time coming. Apparently, the couple actually spit months before they announced anything to the public. Furthermore, it’s rumored that Channing Tatum had moved out of the family home before the public knew a thing.
In 2018, Jenna Dewan told a magazine, “We’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other.”
Announcing Their Split
In April 2018, the couple who had met on set formally announced their separation. They were married for nine years in total, and shared their daughter Everly.
The couple’s statement read, “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.”
Jenna Removes Her Ring
The divorce between Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum wasn’t made official until the end of 2019. Even after that, the couple were in discussions regarding their assets and custody of their daughter.
Hours before the celebrity couple announced their split, Jenna Dewan was still wearing her wedding ring. However, she was later spotted shopping in Chinatown without her engagement or wedding rings. Two days after the announcement, Channing Tatum was seen still wearing his.
Jenna Moves On with Steve
Since the end of their marriage, both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have moved on with new partners. In 2018, six months after the announcement of her split with Tatum, Dewan confirmed she was dating actor Steve Kazee. In fact, she referred to herself as “the luckiest girl alive.”
Steve Kazee is a Broadway star and Tony award winner. He has starred in Once, Spamalot, and 110 in the Shade. He has also starred on TV in comedy drama Shameless.
Channing Moves on With Jessie
Likewise, also in 2018, Channing Tatum moved on with English singer-songwriter Jessie J. The pair were spotted out and about, and have since been in an on-off again relationship.
Jessie J — birth name Jessica Ellen Cornish — also started off on stage, in West End musical Whistle Down the Wind. She relocated from London in LA in 2014, feeling that the US appreciated her musical talent more. We bet LA is a great place to wander into a recently single Channing Tatum.
Jenna Feels Blindsided
Though this wasn’t known at the time, Jenna Dewan later revealed that she felt “blindsided” about her ex-husband’s relationship with Jessie J.
In her memoir, she wrote, “I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face — and over the internet, as it was happening. There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship. I was blindsided.” Jenna Dewan felt that her ex should have given her a heads up about his new high-profile relationship.
Channing Claps Back
When Channing Tatum was dating Jessie J, various fans attacked the relationship. People who preferred the actor with his former wife claimed that he looked better with Dewan than with his new girlfriend.
The star responded, “Ain’t no body more stunning and beautiful to look at but even more as a human than Jess. And yeah that includes my ex. Sorry about your opinion. But what I said is facts. Just facts. Ok bye be careful with your actions it’s what you create for yourself.”
Looking for Consistency
When Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum first divorced, they didn’t come up with a formal co-parenting schedule or custody arrangement. At the time of their split, daughter Everly was five years old.
Later, Channing Tatum sought a formal agreement so that Everly could “thrive even more” than she already was with her divorced parents. In court documents he filed, the actor said he was seeking a custody and co-parenting plan that’s “equal, mutual, and self-executing.” Basically, the star wanted rules in writing.
Channing Files Court Documents
In 2020, the ex-celebrity couple ended up arguing over whether everyone was following lockdown rules. In fact, Channing Tatum filed court documents because he wanted clear guidelines on when he could see Everly during lockdown.
Reportedly, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum argued because the actress didn’t feel that her ex-husband was respecting lockdown rules. The star had celebrated his 40th birthday with friends, and had girlfriend Jessie J in his home. For Dewan, this wasn’t ok.
The Custody Agreement
So, let’s get down to the custody agreement. As we know, when a relationship ends, parents need to come up with a plan for how their child will be raised. They need to figure out where they’ll live, and how much they’ll see each parent.
According to official documents, Everly Tatum splits her time between her parents during the week, and spends alternate weekends at their homes. Channing sees his daughter on Monday and Tuesdays, while Jenna sees her on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
What About the Holidays?
The custody agreement drawn up by the two celebrity parents also covered future holidays. The couple decided to split both Easter and Thanksgiving by odd and even years. That way, Everly gets to spend time with each of her families.
Dewan and Tatum also agreed to divide Everly’s winter break. The documents also stated that, “The parties shall use their best efforts to include the other parent in any planned birthday party for the minor child.” The couple even hired a parenting coordinator to oversee!
Trick or Treat!
The custody agreement between Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan also addressed Halloween. It was the only holiday that the parents agreed to try and spend together. Their court documents specifically outlined the time between 5 pm and 7 pm so they could take Everly trick or treating together.
After their 2018 split, Channing and Jenna did exactly this. Tatum donned a Genie mask for his costume while Dewan dressed as Cleopatra. The ex-couple posed together for a selfie and posted cute videos on Instagram stories.
Agreeing to the App
As part of their new custody arrangement, both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have agreed to use a parenting app. The app, named Our Family Wizard, was designed to help divorced parents communicate with each other.
Speaking about their co-parenting relationship, Dewan has said it’s “a new normal where there is a lot of love.” At one stage, both parents were spotted arriving at Everly’s school for an event. Clearly, the relationship is pretty amicable between these celebrity exes.
Adjusting to Separate Homes
Both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are hands-on parents who love spending time with Everly. Following their split, Tatum said, “Since our separation and on the occasions that we have been together, Everly appears very happy and comfortable when she is with [Jenna] and me.”
He continued, “In my opinion and experience, Everly has appeared to adjust to our separation and living in two homes exceptionally well.” The doting dad took this adorable snap of his daughter while they biked together.
The Step Up Franchise
Though the relationship between Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan didn’t last, the movie where they met has only grown and grown. To date, the Step Up franchise has grossed a whopping collective total of $650 million.
There are five of the original US movies, and a 2019 Chinese movie based on the franchise. A 2016 live show opened in Dubai, and a TV series first aired in 2018. Both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are executive producers on the show.
Finding Beauty and Balance
In 2019, Jenna Dewan released her memoir, Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday. She opened up about the end of her marriage, saying, “I’d come to realize the dynamic I was in wasn’t serving me nor was it serving my daughter […] I had to accept the realization this isn’t working and had moved into hurting.”
She continued, “It was the loss of an idealistic future for myself and my life […] I met him when I was 24, I didn’t know life without Chan.”
Jenna Welcomes Baby Number 2
In 2020, Jenna Dewan officially dropped her ex-husband’s surname. That same year, she announced that she and boyfriend Steve Kazee were engaged. The couple then welcomed their son, Callum Michael Rebel Kazee. On Twitter, Dewan wrote, “In an instant our universe burst wide open and nothing would ever be the same. Welcome to Earth, star child.”
Jenna Dewan gave birth just as the world was going into lockdown. She later said that she felt “so grounded” compared to when she had her first child.
400 Days and Still Going
In September 2020, Jenna Dewan took to Instagram to gush over her fiancé. The star posted this adorable selfie, and wrote, “We’ve been home together now every single day for over 400 days and still going…This man is the most incredible father, takes care of all of us, this entire house, EVERYTHING.”
The caption continues, “What a wild ride this past year has been and I find myself feeling absolute gratitude we’ve been given this time together.” She seems loved up!
No Need to Worry
The following year, in 2021, Dewan shared a super sweet picture of her kids together. The snap (pictured) shows little Callum sitting on his big sister’s knee. Everly is giving a cute thumbs up to the camera.
For this cute post, Dewan wrote, “All those times I worried about the age gap and if they would bond…Worrying is a waste of time and energy. Trust.” It definitely looks like Everly is enjoying cuddling her cute baby brother.
The One and Only Sparkella
But let’s not forget about Channing Tatum, Girl Dad. The actor was inspired by his daughter to write a kid’s book named The One and Only Sparkella.
He explained, “If it’s wearing a tutu or painting your nails or wearing makeup — who cares? It just worked for me. I see dads sometimes, and . . . being a parent is hard. I wanted the book to be a little bit of a letter to them. Just play — you’ll be rewarded with love.”
Being a Girl Dad
Indeed, Channing has always been on top of being a girl dad. In 2021 he said, “I was really nervous when I became a single dad, and having to raise a little girl, not being able to have the resource of a woman there to be able to lean into how to relate to her as she grows up. I literally went to YouTube and learned how to braid hair.”
The star posted this adorable picture with his daughter, writing, “You are my world and my heart.”
Channing Dates Zoë Kravitz
More recently, Channing Tatum has been spotted out and about with actress and musician Zoë Kravitz. The internet exploded when the pair were snapped together several times in New York City.
The couple is both starring in Kravitz’s directorial debut, which she also co-wrote. Speaking about the part, Tatum said, “No one gives me a chance to play a role like this […] It was scary and liberating, just to be able to have a free conversation, where I was allowed to mess up.”
Still in the Same Corner
As we’ve seen so far, Jenna Dewan has made some comments about how she struggled with early motherhood. The star shared this personal information on a podcast, and it later spread to social media. Because of that, various media outlets reported that Channing Tatum had been an absent father.
However, Jenna made sure to speak out and clarify her comments. She said, “As two working parents, we both faced challenges at the time, but I speak only for myself and not about him.”
Dividing the Assets
As is natural after a split, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan had to figure out how to divide their assets. It was rumored that the pair were in negotiations over the money from the Magic Mike franchise. To date, the movie has spawned sequels, a musical, live shows, and an upcoming reality series.
Of course, the couple also sold the Beverly Hills home they lived in together (pictured). The house was formerly owned by Carrie Fisher, and sold for $5.925 million.
What’s Next for Jenna and Channing?
As we’ve seen, it looks like the relationship between Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan is going just fine. Both parents are super invested in their daughter, and she seems to love being with each of them. As Jenna is engaged, we expect she’ll walk down the aisle in the next few years.
Meanwhile, Channing Tatum will make his directorial debut in 2022’s Dog. He’ll also star with Sandra Bullock in comedy-adventure movie The Lost City of D.