Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan posted her first picture since news of her expecting a bundle of joy with her boyfriend, Steve Kazee, broke on Tuesday (24.09.19).
In the photo, the former ‘World of Dance’ host was pictured sweetly sleeping in bed with her 6-year-old daughter, Everly, who she shares with estranged husband Channing Tatum.
“Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me,” Dewan, 38, wrote on Instagram. She then praised her beau, adding: “@stevekazee you are a gift from above and i couldn’t be more excited to be expanding our family together…! Thank you guys for all the love!!”
Kazee, 43, also took to his Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate the news. The Tony winner posted a photo of Dewan at a concert as she cradled her baby bump in a pink leopard-print dress.
The Broadway actor went on to gush about his girlfriend and how much she and Everly have changed his life.
Before her relationship with Kazee, Dewan was married to Tatum, 39, for nine years. The couple wed in 2009 after working on 2006’s Step Up. They welcomed their daughter in 2013.
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Well…the news is out. I can’t even begin to describe the feelings that I have had since we first learned that Jenna was pregnant! I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn’t have found a better person to build a family with. The past year and a half has brought so many things into my life that have filled me with the deepest of gratitude. A partner who radiates love, warmth, and kindness. A partner who has faced some of the hardest moments life can deal you with grace, humility, and a desire to learn from the ups and downs. A partner who is continuously growing from those lessons and who supports my growth as a person with love, unwavering support, and understanding. Jenna also brought with her one of the greatest gifts one could ever imagine…her beautiful daughter. Evie burst into my life like a supernova and has continued to burn so brightly in it. I have learned so much about parenting already from watching how amazing Jenna is with her and Evie has taught me so much about what it means to love and communicate with a child and I can’t wait to give her a sibling and make our little family a little bit bigger.
The exes announced their separation in April 2018. In a joint statement, Dewan and Tatum noted that they were “two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.” The actors also said they are “still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”
Dewan who is known for her roles in popular TV series ‘The Residency’ and ‘The Witches of East End’ later filed for divorce from Tatum, who has been dating British singer Jessie J since October 2018.