Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes After Calling Jenna Dewan A Tatum Following Channing SplitPublished on May 3, 2018.
Although both Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have remained relatively quiet following their surprising split, one thing fans were quick to notice was that one of the first things Jenna Dewan did was remove the “Tatum” from her name on all her social media. Unfortunately for Ellen DeGeneres, she let habit get the best of her when she announced Dewan as Jenna Dewan Tatum during her recent appearance alongside fellow World of Dance judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo and Derek Hough.
It was clear that DeGeneres felt really bad for her slip up, even though it didn’t really phase Dewan all that much. “I have to say, before we go to break, I’m so sorry how I introduced you, it was just such a habit,” DeGeneres said. “I just have to say, the way that you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful for your daughter. The statements have been great. I apologize. I just have known both of you for so long, and I’m so used to saying it.”
Dewan graciously responded, “Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and support. I mean, it’s truly so moving. It’s all love.”
Tatum and Dewan shocked fans with the news of their split on April 2, 2018 after nine years of marriage with a statement: “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” part of the statement read. “We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how 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.”