Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes To Jenna Dewan For Calling Her ‘Tatum’
DeGeneres accidentally introduced Dewan as “Jenna Dawan Tatum,” a name she no longer goes by since she separated from Channing Tatum. “I have to say, before we go to break,” DeGeneres said. “I introduced you and it was such a habit, and I have to say the way you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful for your daughter and the statements have been great. And I apologize. I just have known both of you for so long, and I’m so used to saying, [it] ”
Dewan showed no hard feelings toward DeGeneres for her mistake and thanked her fans for their support. “Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and support. It’s truly, so amazing. It’s all love!” she said while receiving a hug from Jennifer Lopez.
After being married for eight years, the pair announced their separation on social media on April 2 saying they “have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.” The stated there were 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 two first met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and were married three years later. They have a nearly five year old daughter named Everly. In the post, Tatum said, “We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to” their daughter.
A source told People, Tatum and Dewan are still on good terms: “They get along. They spend some time together as a family, but mostly separately with Everly.”