Jenna Dewan has a literal goddess circle, complete with crystals & a shaman

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When I first glanced through this Harper’s Bazaar interview with Jenna Dewan, I honestly thought it was a cover story. I thought she was the July cover girl for Bazaar US. She is not. I like Jenna and everything, but I think this was a case of… she’s not important enough for a cover profile. They still gave her a lot of space, absolutely, and this definitely reads as one of those “first big magazine interviews after a celebrity divorce” pieces. Except she wasn’t big enough to get a cover. She’s promoting her gig on World of Dance (she’s the host), and she talks about all of that, but she’s absolutely doing the Jennifer Aniston/Nicole Kidman thing of “setting the tone/narrative” for her post-divorce life. There’s even talk of goddess circles, I sh-t you not. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

She was happy being Channing’s wife: “The moves I’m making are completely not related to my marriage or separation, interestingly enough. I was always very happy being a wife… [I had questions looming like] ‘Who are you? What do you want to give to the world? What excites you?’ Those feelings started bubbling up for me, naturally… so I really wanted to expand my life, and myself. And that was my journey, no one else’s.”

What it’s like to be alone now: “I feel a sense of joy and freedom and excitement, truly, about a new chapter in my life. And I have no attachments to how that’s going to look, or what that’s going to be. I feel really open, and I feel hopeful.”

Her new normal with Channing: “We’re just getting used to it. We’re in a very positive energy together, trying to be the best parents to Everly. We support each other.”

The goddess circle: Dewan is a self-described “spiritual nut”: a lover of crystals—she says her house is covered in all kinds—and she tells me about her goddess circle, which is a gathering of women friends where they all announce their intentions and “talk about what we’re going through,” before a shaman leads them through a group meditation with sound bowls and (more) crystals. Deprecatingly, she says, “I’m aware how weird that sounds… It’s the whole LA hippie experience…. At the end of the day, the whole point is women coming together, and supporting each other, and connecting, and bonding. We have these crazy lives… I think as I’ve gotten older, it sounds cliché, but it’s more important to have a really solid group of girls that are there for me, who get me.”

Motherhood made her career anxiety go away: “Whether you try and hide it or not, most actresses and actors have a certain sense of anxious desperation about what their next job is. As soon as I had Everly, it went away. I had this freedom of, ‘Well, I could never work another day in my life, and I have a purpose.’ The irony is, that deep surrender brought so much opportunity and projects my way.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

There are so many Aniston vibes with this one, only it IS different. I truly don’t think Jenna was or is bitter or angry about the split. Her quiet narrative is coming close to saying that she triggered the divorce because she was unhappy with the status quo, and she wanted to pursue her own career outside of Channing’s shadow. As for the goddess circle stuff… I mean, I’m pretty sure that CB and I are basically for-real witches at this point (we have a weird mind-meld and our menstrual cycles are linked up even though we work remotely). I don’t think I would ever want to sit in a goddess circle with CB though…? Maybe I’m just not a goddess circle kind of girl.

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  1. Mrrreow says:

    Eh, I like her. She isn’t harming anyone and there’s not a ton of drama around her life. Seems like a cool person.

  2. Jayna says:

    I remember her from a movie on Lifetime based on a true-life story of a young woman in jail breaking out. I can’t remember the specifics, but I remember thinking she was a good actress in the part and striking. I didn’t know about Channing at the time.

  3. Abby says:

    This fits with my impression of her, based on her social media. It’s been striking though, seeing her post photos of dance workouts and crystals and journaling in the sun or whatever… at the same time Channing is posting videos of pounding vodka with bros. Like, not even kidding.

    But I do think they both care about their daughter and probably will co-parent well. I think she’s the responsible one and he’s… apparently a bit of a man-child. disappointed in him. And she seems to be making it just fine.

  4. Natalia says:

    Anytime women get together in a circle like this or any similar way is a good thing. Sisterhood is so necessary in these ridiculous times we’re living through. Anybody who would shade sisterhood and talking things out together seriously needs their head examined.

    That said, no shade on Kaiser for her comment. I’m more of an introvert myself and not necessarily craving this type of thing, although I have been a part of goddess circles in the past. Like Kaiser said there’s nothing wrong with it and it’s not hurting anyone.

    • Pandy says:

      Agree Natalia. Although the “goddess circle” name is cheesy as hell, I fully agree with getting your girls together. My get togethers involve wine and pot with no goddess pretense lolllll. Same result though. We support each other.

  5. lobstah says:

    I love watching her dance vids on Instagram – she’s so talented! But, I hope she stops with the fillers/whatever she’s doing to her face.

  6. Eva says:

    Good for her. We need more women supporting each other no matter how they decide to do it.

  7. Lucy says:

    I like both her and CT. Hopefully their relationship continues to be a good one.

  8. INeedANap says:

    Kaiser, if you and CB start a coven please let us know. I would like to submit an application to join.

    What ever Jenna’s issues were with her and Channing, I think they are taking the classy high road and that’s great. Hope they both heal.

  9. Gretchen says:

    I am all for sisterhood in whatever form it takes, but it seems everyone and their grandmother is identifying themselves as a ‘shaman’ these days in the New Age community, rendering it basically meaningless.

    Anyway, Dewan seems like a nice enough person, so good luck to her.

  10. tealily says:

    Normally can’t stand this kind of bunk, but YAASSSSSS!!! Witches of East End for life!!!!!

    Also “our menstrual cycles are linked up even though we work remotely” — you are hilarious.

  11. ks says:

    Sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls is very healing.

  12. Christy J says:

    I’ve always liked her and I do think she’s a good actress. I’m surprised she hasn’t had better roles. Maybe this is her time. She’s stunning!

  13. Reginaphalange says:

    “. ..certain sense of anxious desperation about what their next job is. As soon as I had Everly, it went away. I had this freedom of, ‘Well, I could never work another day in my life, and I have a purpose.’ The irony is, that deep surrender brought so much opportunity and projects my way.”

    COOL! Must be nice to be a millionaire!! Desperately trying to support a family over here. Ugh.

    • tealily says:

      Haha I thought the same thing. I haven’t had a kid yet because I’m so so so very anxious about being able to take time off work to do so, and then afford childcare so that I can go back. Now I’m also anxious that I’ve put it off too long and won’t be able to have a kid, and probably can’t afford adoption. Existential anxiety about my “purpose” hasn’t even entered into it.

  14. Racer1 says:

    Sounds like a Dianic Wiccan Coven. I’m here for it but personally I need male energy in my circle for balance. Too much feminine energy makes me jumpy. We’ll know if her “shaman” is any good by her future choices.