Channing Tatum, wife Jenna Dewan Tatum separate; internet declares, 'Love is dead'

Actors Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan Tatum are separating, the couple tweeted Monday night.

"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," their joint statement read. "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."

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According to The Associated Press, the pair, who met during filming of the 2006 movie "Step Up," were married for almost nine years and have one daughter, 4-year-old Everly.

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Distressed fans flocked to Twitter to mourn the couple's split.

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