Jenna At A Glance:
Full Name: Jenna Lee Dewan
Date Of Birth: December 3, 1980
Place Of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5’2″ (1.57 m)
Parents: Darryll Dewan & Nancy Bursch Smith (née Bursch)
Siblings: Missy Dewan(Sister), Daniel Dewan(Brother), Shane Dewan(Brother) & Nathan Dewan(Brother)
Spouse: Channing Tatum (July 11, 2009 – 2018)
Children: Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum (31 May 2013)
Dewan was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Nancy Smith (née Bursch) and Darryll Dewan, who was a running back on the 1972 Notre Dame football team. Her father is of Lebanese and Polish descent and her mother is of German and English ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother remarried Claude Brooks Smith. As a child, Dewan-Tatum moved frequently; she mentioned in an interview that she lived in seven cities before reaching the seventh grade. While attending high school at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland, Dewan was a varsity cheerleader. She transferred to Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas. She was also a varsity cheerleader there and graduated in 1999 from Grapevine High School and was voted prom queen during her senior year. She went to University of Southern California and was a member of the California Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi.
Before meeting Channing Tatum in 2005, Dewan previously dated Justin Timberlake as well as Shane West. In 2005, Dewan met actor Channing Tatum on the set of their film Step Up. They began dating shortly after filming had finished. The couple became engaged in early September 2008 in Maui & married on July 11, 2009] at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California. Their daughter, Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum, was born on May 31, 2013 in London, England. In an interview on the TV show Late Night With David Letterman, Channing explained that Everly’s middle names are from Jenna’s grandmother, Elizabeth, and his own grandmother, Maiselle. On April 2, 2018, after nine years of marriage, Jenna & Channing announced on social media that they were separating.
Dewan is an animal rights activist and a vegan.
Dewan is raising her daughter as a vegetarian but says she will let her decide what to eat when she is old enough.