Jenna Dewan has a very simple and straightforward message to share with Internet users:
Do.. not... believe... everything... you... read.
And may the actress also add: SHEESH!
As previously reported, much to our readers who really want to believe in true love, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum have separated.
They only made the announcement this week, but sources have said in the days since that the marriage has essentially been over for months.
For what possible reason?!?
How could two people seemingly so smitten with each other, who co-parent an adorable daughter together, possibly split up?
One report blamed the dissolution of this union on crazy travel and work schedules.
But at least one other blamed Tatum's ongoing run of excessive drinking and irresponsible behavior for the imminent divorce.
And Jenna is simply NOT about to sit back quietly and let this talk about Tatum spread.
“Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true,” a rep for the World of Dance host told Us Weekly on Thursday, adding:
“The situation is as positive as it can be. Nothing negative is going on here. They’re both incredibly mature about this. There’s nothing more really to say.”
But there has to be, doesn't there?!?
What fun is it for a curious public and a celebrity gossip blogosphere in need of content otherwise?
The famous couple's separation statement (below) came on the heels of a recent article in The Mirror that alleged Tatum’s “drinking and partying ways drove a wedge into their nine-year marriage.”
The story also cited a quote from the 37-year-old Magic Mike actor’s 2014 interview with GQ, in which he told the publication:
“I probably drink too much... My wife, that’s what she bought into. … I’m probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess."
Interesting words, we guess. But they were uttered nearly four years ago.
There's been little chatter since about Tatum's alleged alcoholism.
In the aforementioned statement, Tatum and Dewan went out of their way to come across as jovial and friendly.
"We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together," the stars wrote, continuing in sweet detail:
"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."
Their little girls will turn five years old next month.
Insiders, meanwhile, emphasize to both Us Weekly and People Magazine that the relationship had simply fizzled out.
They back up Tatum and Dewan's account, that nothing salacious caused this break-up.
"Things had turned more into a friendship between Jenna and Channing,” Us Weekly writes, for example, concluding:
“There wasn’t any crazy drama or fighting. They were constantly traveling for work and it turned out that they were better apart and not together romantically anymore."
And then there's this from People:
"It’s not anything rushed. They will not get back together, but they will continue to be the best parents to Everly. The fact that they get along is everything."
Thankfully, we'll always have this Lip Sync Battle between the exes.
Are you surprised Tatum and Dewan didn't make it?
More or less surprised than the split of other celebrity couples listed below?