Jenna Dewan reveals ex Channing Tatum 'wasn't available' for weeks after daughter Everly's birth

In this 2017, file photo, Channing Tatum, left poses with his then wife, actress Jenna Dewan Tatum. Photo by Chris ...
In this 2017, file photo, Channing Tatum, left poses with his then wife, actress Jenna Dewan Tatum. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Photo: CHRIS PIZZELLO

Jenna Dewan is speaking out about her early days of motherhood and the struggles she faced. 

Appearing on an episode of the Dear Gabby podcast, the actress and mother-of-two opened up about how difficult it was being away from her ex-husband after she gave birth to their daughter Everly, now eight, in 2013.

Due to Tatum's work commitments in London, shortly after Everly's birth Jenna found herself in Canada working and travelling 'without a partner'.

"I had to travel with her and at the time, Chan wasn't available to be with us for the most part," Dewan shared. "So, it was me, my doula and Evie all by ourselves travelling at six weeks."

"That was really hard because that was long hours," she continued. "I did have her on set with me constantly. It was just really difficult."

Dewan also revealed that she suffered from postpartum anxiety.

 "I had a lot of postpartum anxiety I would say. It was like, I just never stopped," she explained. 

"You know, you're up a couple times in the night and then you're working all day. I was breastfeeding, I was pumping, I was without a partner, I mean it was just craziness."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dewan also opened up about how 'different' the experience was with her second child, 16-month-old son Callum Michael Rebel who she shares with fiancé Steve Kazee.

"Even though the world was crazy, I was home and in this love nest and it was different," she said.

Dewan and Tatum were married for 10 years from 2009 to 2018, before shocking fans with their separation then divorce.

In an interview last year, Tatum admitted he was initially 'scared' of what it meant to be a single girl-dad.

The 41-year-old actor also announced he had written a children's book, called The One and Only Sparkella, dedicated to Everly.

"To Everly, the most brilliant magical being that I have ever known," reads the dedication.

"You are my greatest teacher. My only wish is for more time in this life to play in all of the magical realms we have created."

Channing Tatum dedicated his first children's book to his daughter.

Channing Tatum dedicated his first children's book to his daughter. Photo: Instagram