It looks like Channing Tatum isn’t the only one who’s moving on! Jenna Dewan was allegedly spotted hanging out with Broadway star Steve Kazee recently, both at the Haunted Hayride in Los Angeles, and the Casamigos Halloween party in Beverly Hills on Friday, Oct. 26, according to Us Weekly. It sounds like Jenna is cautiously optimistic about her budding romance with the Tony Award winner following her divorce. If you don’t really know who Steve is, we have the down low!
He’s incredibly talented
Steve is a decorated performer on Broadway. He actually won a Tony award in 2012 for Best Performance by a Leading Actor after starring in the play Once, but that’s not all! He also took home a Grammy in 2013 for Best Musical Theater Album for the same show. While Broadway is what he’s best known for, he’s also had a few guest roles on TV shows, including Shameless, CSI, NCIS, and Nashville.
He’s had a rough life
Despite his success, Steve has not always had it easy. He grew up in Kentucky, and while he lived in New York for many years, he was forced to come home when his beloved mother got sick, and lost her battle to cancer on Easter Sunday in 2012, right after he went through a hard breakup. “On a daily basis I feel like I’m living two separate lives,” he told NYT. “You’re a guy who has lost two of your best friends, pretty much your whole personal world, and you’re also a guy with a Tony nomination and a great show. You’re in pain but you can’t wallow in it, because it will overwhelm the good things. I wake up now, and I don’t really know what do.” He broke down crying while thanking his mom at the Tonys.
In May of 2018, Steve learned that his childhood home had burned down. “As some of you may have already heard my home in Kentucky burned down early Thursday morning,” he told fans on Twitter. “Thankfully everyone, with the exception of my moms beloved dog Frankie, escaped with minor injuries. The fire resulted in a total loss of the home and all possessions.”
He’s dated famous women before.
Remember the breakup we mentioned before? Well, Steve’s longest girlfriend was Megan Hilty, the star of NBC’s Smash. They dated for six years before ending things amicably in 2012, just before his mother passed away. “The lessons I’ve learned about my time with Megan, six wonderful years, will live with me forever,” he told Blouin Artinfo in July 2013. “I have zero angst or anxiety about her. She’s a warm, caring, immensely talented, lovely human being.”
He loves kids and animals
Steve’s Instagram is littered with photos of his adorable dogs, Stella and Violet. He cuddled up to one in a recent post, and captioned it “true love.” He also refers to them as “mi furmilia,” which, truly, is one of the cutest things we’ve ever heard. Recently, he said. “I know that all I post are pictures of my dogs. I am okay with this fact.”
But don’t worry, it’s not ALL dogs, there are also babies! While holding a little bundle of joy recently, he wrote, “The best thing about being 42 is that I finally get to play dads on TV! This little nugget passed out while chewing on my shoulder and my heart exploded! ❤️👶🏻 ❤️” Hopefully that means he’ll get along well with 5-year-old Everly Tatum!
He’s hot, hot, HOT!
Between the bulging muscles, salt and pepper hair, and awesome sense of style, we’re ruling Steve an official heartthrob!
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