Stifled gasps of shocked disbelief was heard around the world as hearts collectively shattered at the news of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan splitting after 9 long years of being happily married. One year short of a decade!

The duo took to Channing’s Instagram and Twitter to share a heartfelt message where they state that they have, “lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.” It’s clear that these two still have an immense amount of admiration and respect for each other, as the Insta-message reads, “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.”

The couple became everyone’s favourite way back in 2006 when they appeared together in Step Up

Sighs. They even make a break up sound appealing. Tatum and Dewan first met all the way back in 2006 on the set of the film Step Up, which they both starred in. Falling deeply in love, the gorgeous couple married in 2009, and welcomed their daughter Everly in 2013.

Let’s dry the tears and keep the candles burning for the former pair as they find a way out of what must have been a very difficult decision to make.

Marjiya Ahmed is a literature student whose world is incomplete without music. Besides for listening to her favorite tracks, she fancies poetry.