Jenna Dewan ‘doesn’t care’ who Channing Tatum dates as long as he’s a good dad

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I’m not really sure when it’s the “right time” to start dating after a divorce, probably because everybody heals and moves on at a different pace. In the case of Channing Tatum, 38, and his ex, Jenna Dewan, 37, hitting the six-month mark was the ticket. Six months after the two made the announcement of their split, Channing has been seen in the company of singer Jessie J.

Channing and Jessie J. were spotted together last weekend during a visit to Seattle. A source observed them eating lunch at local restaurant Henry’s Tavern. They told Entertainment Tonight that “they seemed friendly with each other” as they dined with a group of people and that “[Channing] had his arm around her chair but they weren’t all over each other. They were very low-key.”

As for Jenna’s reaction to the news, it was equally as low key. Considering that a month after her split she told Vegas magazine that she was friends with Channing “no matter what,” it seems she’s sticking to that sentiment. A source told E! News that, “Jenna knew that Channing was dating and it wasn’t a surprise. A friend had told her what was going on.” Jenna “doesn’t really care what Channing does as long as he’s being there for [their daughter] Everly. Jenna’s dating too and they are both moving on with their lives.”

The couple are definitely devoted to their five-year-old child and, according to another ET report, “They are both trying their very best to give each other the space they both need to move forward in life.” ET’s source said “They want their relationship to stay healthy for their daughter Everly. They both plan to make her their very first priority.”

As for Jenna, she’s also started to dip her toes into the dating pool. Last month a source told People that the actress, who is in Atlanta working on the FOX drama The Resident, “has been on a few dates but doesn’t talk about a boyfriend.” The source went on to say “Jenna is busy working and going back and forth between L.A. and Atlanta,” and that “She’s in a really great place.”

While divorce is never without its share of pain, it’s good to see that these two are moving on and that they are doing what they can to make sure their daughter is their priority. We’ve seen former celebrity couples excel as parents and I have high hopes for these two.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    That really is the best way of looking at things – healthier for them both

  2. CommentingBunny says:

    Great attitude! The best advice I ever got during my divorce was to think of him as my kids’ dad rather than my ex. Reframing it that way helped me let a lot of petty crap go and keep the focus on the kids.

    Sounds like she’s taking a similar approach.

    Also that pink jumpsuit is the business.

  3. Darla says:

    Wow she’s beautiful. I don’t know her at all, and only vaguely know him. She is gorgeous though.

  4. Parigo says:

    That side swept hairdo is awful, but oddly it works on him.

  5. Raina says:

    They’re acting like two mature adults who put their child first.

  6. tealily says:

    I’ve been rewatching the Witches of East End (WHY was that cancelled??) and I just love her.

    • Vanessa says:

      I love witches of east end I was completely devastated when the show was cancelled it was so good I don’t understand why it wasn’t more popular when it first aired.

  7. Dani says:

    OK but does no one here think that Jessie and Jenna look sooo much alike?!

  8. Xtrology says:

    As you know from my blog, I don’t get him at all. He is the opposite of everything I find attractive. She’s better off without him. I never believed this was a couple anyway.

  9. Blonde555 says:

    Ugh. Why do men date their exes doppelganger? Can’t be a healthy sign.