Jenna Dewan Says Her Comments About Channing Tatum Being Absent After Their Daughter’s Birth Were “Distorted”
Channing Tatum was the proud recipient of lots of judgment this week after his ex-wife, Jenna Dewan, said on a podcast that after she gave birth to their daughter Everly, Channing wasn’t exactly breaking speed records for diapers changes or leaping out of bed in the early hours every time he heard a newborn baby whimper. That’s because, according to Jenna, she was on her own raising Everly in those critical first weeks, due to Channing going off and chasing his career. But it looks like the greatest threat to a celebrity interview was struck again: CONTEXT. At least, according to Jenna. She would like to clarify that her comments weren’t to expose Channing as a deadbeat-ish daddy, but that her point was about her postpartum experience.
Everly was born in 2013, which was right after Magic Mike made Channing a huge, massive, crotch-thrustin’ “Pony“-grinding star. Jenna said on the Dear Gabby podcast that both she and Channing decided to go back to work right after Everly’s birth, which meant Jenna was traveling with Everly. Channing wasn’t able to be with them, due to his work schedule and it was a “really difficult” experience. The general vibe of her comments was that it seemed like her difficult postpartum experience wasn’t helped by having an absent husband. Jenna would like everyone to know that she was not coming for her daughter’s father. She addressed the situation on social media, where she made it very clear that the point of her story was about how tough it was for her as a working mother with postpartum anxiety, and that the media turned it into gossip about Channing being an absentee daddy.
— Jenna Dewan (@jennadewan) August 3, 2021
Of course, people are going to interpret words how they want, but I personally never thought Jenna was trashing Channing’s parenting skills. She was more or less stating facts. And Jenna seems like she wants to keep things classy between herself and her child’s father, so I doubt we’ll be getting any more stories that could be distorted. This is really too bad because I would love to hear the stories about when Channing was finally around. “Baby wipes? Huh? The baby wiped something up? Does the baby even have the dexterity to do that? The baby can barely hold a rattle, let alone a cloth to wipe up spills. I don’t know if we should be asking the baby to do housework – it’s just a baby!”