Several months after announcing that he and Jenna Dewan were separating, Channing Tatum has reportedly jumped back into the dating pool. Multiple outlets report that the actor has recently started dating English singer-songwriter Jessie J, with an inside source telling Us Weekly, “It’s new, casual, and they’re having fun together.”
Though the pair have reportedly been seeing each other for a few months, they’ve only been spotted together a few times, all in the month of October. Per Us Weekly, Tatum was seen attending Jessie J’s recent Seattle and Salt Lake City concerts, both of which took place in the last week. Ahead of the “Price Tag” singer’s Seattle show on Saturday, October 6, she and Tatum reportedly snuck in a round of miniature golf at a local course. Late the evening before, according to People, a Twitter user claiming to work at the mini golf course wrote about seeing the couple while on the job. The user noted that Tatum and Jessie J (née Jessica Cornish) were flanked only by a bodyguard and a few friends, and added in a subsequent tweet, “they were hella nice. Jessie came down and I was shook and then when I went to get them to play, Channing turned around and I was like 👀. We hugged and got a pic and then I got to hear Jessie singing somebody to love with the radio at the end of the course.”
Twitter, naturally, is having a field day over this news. Here are just a few reactions:
The reports come almost exactly six months after Tatum and Dewan, who are parents to five-year-old daughter Everly, announced their divorce. In early April, after almost nine years of marriage, they released a joint statement on social media. “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 realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible,” they wrote. “We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”
For her part, Dewan has also jumped headfirst back into dating, with People reporting in September that the dancer and actress had “been on a few dates but doesn’t talk about a boyfriend.” In the meantime, she and Tatum have remained solid co-parents, even spending Mother’s Day together just a few weeks after making their announcement.