The Cutest Things Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum Have Said About Each Other

The couple, who announced they are separating after almost nine years together, weren't afraid to express their love for one another

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INSIDE & OUT

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"Jenna's very, she's obviously beautiful, but she really, really is as beautiful inside as she is out. She's really real. She loves to teach people how to not come from a place of insecurity, just, you know, come from a place of love, I guess. She's a big fairy, flower child. [She's] a beautiful soul, a beautiful soul."

— Channing, during a Step Up press conference

02 of 11

BOUDOIR VIBES

CHANNING & JENNA DEWAN TATUM
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"…I've always been a very sexual person. We definitely have a very happy and healthy [sex life]. Something about being a dancer connects you to your physical body. It's primal, earthy, sexual energy by nature. You feel your body in a certain way. Channing is very much the same way. He's very in tune with that."

— Jenna, to Cosmopolitan

03 of 11

BECAUSE OF YOU

Source: Channing Tatum/Twitter
Source: Channing Tatum/Twitter

"She keeps us all sane. Jenna puts everything in perspective for me, always. I'll find myself spinning out or angry or whatever, or even happy, and she always somehow ends up righting the ship."

— Channing, to reporters at the Foxcatcher New York City premiere

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ALWAYS ON MY MIND

CHANNING & JENNA HAD A DANCE-OFF
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"It was two nights of being weird. We hadn’t even kissed. And then he went out partying with a bunch of dancers. His room was right above mine, and he came down drunk with a sombrero on, banging on my door. He was like, 'I couldn't stop thinking about you. Let's do this. I just want to be with you.' From that point forward, we were together."

— Jenna, to Cosmopolitan

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GUIDING LIGHT

CHANNING & JENNA
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"If it wasn't for her I would have never even found the path much less stayed on it and not flown off in flaming truck of dynamite singing devil went down to Georgia. Hahahaha. To my light. I love you."

— Channing, on Instagram

06 of 11

GROWING TOGETHER

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"I took this just days after Jenna and I (mostly Jenna) brought our little girl into the world. I've taken many like it over the past 3 years but this is one of my favorites. She was so tired. Haha. But she has such deep strength and other worldly grace. Watching her in those first days transform into a mother was life changing. She was every bit the beautiful, sexy, funny, flawed creature I fell in love with. But the prism turned and showed a whole new light that I had no idea existed, the light of a mothers love. Thank you for that baby."

— Channing, on Instagram

07 of 11

FIRST & FOREMOST

JENNA & CHANNING
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"Most actors and actresses are consumed by careers and getting ahead. Channing and I are ambitious, but our relationship comes first. We take everything day by day, saying, OK, how can we make this work together?'"

— Jenna, to Glamour

08 of 11

FOR MUCH BETTER

CHANNING TATUM & JENNA DEWAN-TATUM
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"We’re a good support system for each other. We keep pushing each other to grow and be better. I don’t think I could do it any other way [than with her]."

— Channing, to PEOPLE

09 of 11

FAMILY MAN

CHANNING TATUM
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"He's amazing [as a dad]. He's so sensitive. He's like this really strong, you know, big guy, and then you give him this little baby and he's like, 'Oh my god! Is she going to drop? Am I doing everything OK?' He's like the most amazing diaper changer. It's the one thing he knows he can do, so he's like, 'Let me get in there. Let me change this diaper.' "

— Jenna, on Ellen

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TALK THE TALK

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"We get down. Me and Jenna have a great sex life. We communicate very well."

— Channing, to Cosmopolitan

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SOMETHING SPECIAL

CHANNING TATUM AND JENNA DEWAN-TATUM
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"It's not hard to take a beautiful picture of this magical creature. But I thought this one was special."

— Channing, on Instagram

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