Inside Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum's shocking split: What really happened?

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum shocked fans on Monday night when that announced via a joint statement that they were calling it quits on their 9-year marriage.

The couple, who met in 2006 on the set of "Step Up," started dating soon after and wed three years later in 2009, announced that they had "lovingly chosen to separate as a couple."

"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," their statement continued.

In an article titled "The real reason Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum split," Page Six claims that the beloved celebrity pair chose to separate "due to spending more time apart because of the pressure of work."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' at Directors Guild Of America on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum attend the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 03: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the premiere of Amazon's 'Comrade Detective' at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of 'Magic Mike Live Las Vegas' at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the Variety And WWD Host 2nd Annual StyleMakers Awards at Quixote Studios West Hollywood on November 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of 'Magic Mike Live Las Vegas' at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 5th Annual Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 22nd Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala - Arrivals at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on November 2, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 23: Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party Brought to you by Those Who Drink It at a private residence on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 30: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum attend the European Premiere of 'Magic Mike XXL' at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 25: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Magic Mike XXL' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Actor/producer Channing Tatum and wife actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere '22 Jump Street' on June 10, 2014 at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - February 24, 2013 Channing Tatum ans wife Jenna Dewan arriving for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 8: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend Teen Choice 2010 held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 8, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actor Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration with Jay-Z and Coldplay at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actors Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum attend Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2011's kick off with Chrysler Celebrating 'The Fighter' held at the District on Sunset on February 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive to 'The Vow' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
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"Channing has been working non-stop, with four movies announced for 2018 alone," the outlet's source explained. "It is hard on a marriage to be apart so much, especially when you have a young child. Plus Jenna is in pre-production for the movie, "Berlin I Love You.'"

To be sure, though, the pair has had conflicting work schedules throughout most of their relationship: Channing's movie stardom is nothing new, while Jenna has taken on a variety of projects of the years. But they have, indeed, been spending more time apart: She attended the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party without her husband at the beginning of March, while he was seen grabbing dinner at hot-spot Craig's without his wife.

SEE ALSO: All the times Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan tried to conceal their daughter's identity

Also, as People notes, "the former couple was known for posting countless photos together on social media, [but] Tatum last posted about Dewan in December" when he celebrated her birthday."

Though the couple may have been drifting apart, they did put up a united front alongside daughter, Everly, 4, at the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at the end of March. It was actually one of the first times the public had seen a direct photo of their daughter -- ever.

Curiously, too, Dewan Tatum stepped out hours before they announced their separation wearing her wedding ring.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Everly Tatum onstage at Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/KCA2018/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 30: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the photo op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' held at NBC Universal Lot on January 30, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 12th Annual Los Angeles Ballet Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 24, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Jennifer Meyer and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend Gilt.com, Jennifer Meyer & Jenna Dewan Tatum Launch Exclusive Jewelry Collection Benefitting Baby2Baby at Sunset Tower Hotel on December 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Gilt.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' at Directors Guild Of America on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the premiere of 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend' at Directors Guild Of America on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends NBC's 'World of Dance' celebration at Delilah on September 19, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Young Living Essential Oils and Jenna Dewan Tatum, actress, dancer and avid Young Living Essential Oils fan, announce the brand's 'Scents Of Self' Spring 2018 limited edition Fashion Week essential oil collection on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Young Living)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 03: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the premiere of 'Comrade Detective' at ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum.is seen outside Live With Kelly on August 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress/Dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum teaches host Jimmy Fallon dance moves during an interview on July 21, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 02: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends Baby2Baby Beach Playdate Presented By Havaianas on June 2, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby/Havaianas)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 22: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Lionel Richie chat with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Monday, May 22, 2017 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 22: Jenna Dewan Tatum visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 22, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum enters a Midtown Manhattan hotel on MAY 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum of World of Dance attends Entertainment Weekly & People New York Upfronts at 849 6th Ave on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Jenna Dewan Tatum is seen on May 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Jenna Dewan Tatum is seen with FIJI Water on May 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Actor Channing Tatum (L) and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the grand opening of 'Magic Mike Live Las Vegas' at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 NBCUniversal summer press day The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 20, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 09: Actors Michelle Trachtenberg, Jenna Dewan Tatum and model Anne Vyalitsyna attend (ANDAZ) RED Suite Opening at Andaz West Hollywood on March 9, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/WireImage)
WORLD OF DANCE -- 'Duels' Episode 104 -- Pictured: Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: Danskin Brand Ambassador Jenna Dewan Tatum celebrates the fall collection at PROJECT Women's at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on February 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Iconix Brand Group)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the photo op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' at NBC Universal Lot on January 25, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Dancer Derek Hough, singer-actress-dancer Jennifer Lopez, singer-songwriter-dancer Ne-Yo and actress-dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the Photo Op for NBC's 'World Of Dance' at NBC Universal Lot on January 25, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Jenna Dewan Tatum and Molly Sims attend Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Old Navy at Montage Beverly Hills on December 18, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 1st Annual Marie Claire Young Women's Honors at the Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at Variety and WWD 2nd Annual StyleMakers Awards at Quixote Studios West Hollywood on November 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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At the end of the day, though, their main priority remains their daughter.

"Both Channing and Jenna are devoted to their daughter and have worked hard to spend as much happy family time together, despite the problems in their relationship that the distance has seemed to magnify," the family source told Page Six.

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