Can a breakup ever be this beautiful? Isn’t it supposed to be heartbreaking and make you feel awful? And yet, Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan have set breakup goals as they announced their decision to end their almost nine years of marriage with a heartwarming post. Yes, it is sad for most fans to see that one of their favourite couples, that was once hopelessly in love with each other, is now parting ways. But it is the promise that Channing and Jenna have made in their split announcement that gives us hope that we will see them together despite them calling off their wedding.

The Magic Mike hunk and actor and dancer Dewan married in Malibu in 2009 after they met and fell in love on the set of the film Step Up. But as they mentioned in their joint statement, “We fell deeply in love so many years ago… but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.” The two have made an announcement on social media, so that no facts are distorted and fans get to know about the split from the couple, first hand.

In their post, Channing and Jenna wrote, “Hey world! So … We have something we would like to share. First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into ‘alternative facts’. So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.” ALSO READ: Angelina Jolie Finds Love In An Older Real Estate Agent While Her Ex Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Reportedly Rekindle Romance

Talking about their love and the journey it took them on, and how they will not be a couple but yet a family, Channing and Jenna further said, “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan & Jenna.”

Their daughter Everly is almost five years old. The two have been one of the most loves couples and the post about a split has left fans heartbroken and in mourning. Here are some of the messages that fans have shared.

“A day of mourning 😭 Wish you both Chan and Jenna a wonderful happy life as an individual now and continue to be the best parents of Everly. I am still your super fan from the Philippines.”

“I’m heartbroken by this since you two were one of my favorite couples. However, this is your guys’ relationship and both of your happiness comes first. I wish you two the best! ❤️”

“My life is falling apart all my favorite people are separating 😩💔”

“Wait, please tell me this a late April Fool’s Day joke”

“My heart is broken for you two. Sending love and hugs to you both”

“I hate that you two are separating but you have to do what is best for the both of you. I wish you both happiness”

“My two favorite people and my favorite married couple and biggest marriage inspiration. I pray for love and peace to continue to live in both of yalls hearts! I wish you both nothing but the best and continued support for one another in the years to come. Love you both!”

“This is really sad. Panicking”

“I’m sad, I confess. But I understand and I will support. 💗💞💓”

According to their Instagram, it was just last month when they looked like the perfect family, with Channing sharing a picture of him and Jenna with painted faces, courtesy their dear daughter Everly. Earlier, Jenna’s statement to a magazine too didn’t have any hints of all not being perfect in their married life. Talking about the popular perception that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan had the “perfect life”, Jenna said, “When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect. I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa.”

As fans get a grip of this awful breakup, there are many who wish this is an April Fool’s joke and that their fave celebrity couple doesn’t split. But what has to be done, has to be done. We wish Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan and their daughter Everly all the love to get over this phase in their lives.