She’s focusing on the positive. Jenna Dewan shared an inspiring quote on social media and addressed how she’s choosing to be “better not bitter” in 2019. The actress posted the motivational message on February 20, and was flooded with supportive comments from fans.
“I think the dopest women are those who take all of the negative that they’ve been through, and find a way to turn it into something positive,” the 38-year-old posted, alongside her caption “better not bitter.” Jenna recently went through a major life change, having filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, Channing Tatum, 38, in October 2018.
As of January 2019, it was reported that Jenna and Channing’s divorce is almost legally finalized. The former flames are seeking shared joint and legal custody of their daughter, Everly.
Channing and Jenna met on the set of 2006 movie Step Up and later exchanged their vows in 2009. The pair welcomed their baby girl in 2013 and fans were captivated by their seemingly picture-perfect romance. In a new interview, Jenna opened up about their split, revealing that she “grieved” the end of their relationship, but is also trying to embrace this next chapter in life.
“People are like, ‘How do you get through this?'” she told Cosmopolitan. “I didn’t run away from my feelings. I let myself cry. I let myself grieve. This is one of those situations where I will see the light. The dawn is coming.” Over the past few months, Jenna has continued to stay on her grind, working on the hit show World of Dance, The Resident and other film projects.
“I do believe in love still, but I also believe it begins with really digging deep and learning how to love yourself,” Jenna told the magazine. “And then I think you sort of transmute that out to attract the right partner. I think that people who are meant to be sort of find each other.” Jenna has since been romantically linked to Steve Kazee, while her ex has been linked to singer Jessie J.