'It was just the craziest, wildest thing'
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s sweetest couples, meeting on the set of Step Up in 2006, getting married in 2009 and welcoming their daughter Everly in 2013.
They have been together so long in fact that it is hard to think of the 36-year-old actress with anyone other than her Step Up co-star. But it turns out that the actress has a very famous ex boyfriend, something that she opened up about on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
While on the show, Jenna’s career as a back up dancer came up, with the actress touring with Justin Timberlake back in the day on his 2003 world tour, which Jenna described as ‘the craziest, wildest thing’.
With Justin’s 2003 tour happening at the same time as the infamous Britney-Justin split, Andy Cohen asked questions about it excitedly, with Jenna explaining ‘I was dancing with him after the break up – like during/ after. It was like the whole drama of that.’
‘Did you ever have a moment with Justin where the two of you ever …?’ Andy Cohen continued, expecting to be shut down but to his surprise, Jenna replied ‘Oh Andy, god. Yeah, we dated.’
She continued: ‘Not for that long. We were like friends, then dated, and we’re friends now.’
‘Wait, were you the rebound chick?’ Andy exclaimed, to which Jenna shot back ‘No, I was not the rebound! He’s sexy, of course he’s sexy, but no I was not a rebound. We’re still good friends. It’s not as salacious as everyone thinks.’
As for the rumours that Jenna initiated a dance off between Britney and Justin whilst on tour however, the actress has no idea where they came from.
‘Ok so this dance off situation – it never happened people’ she announced. ‘It was in tabloids and everyone thought that this happened and I really wish that I could say that it happened because it would be the coolest story in the world. It would be so awesome. I wish I could say it happened but no it didn’t – not that I saw.’