Channing Tatum hangs out with Arie Luyendyk Jr. in first post-split appearance

He feels the need, the need for speed. Channing Tatum spent time with Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr. at a racetrack in Alabama on Sunday, April 22, in his first public appearance since splitting with wife Jenna Dewan.

The Magic Mike actor, 37, served as grand marshal at the Honda Indy Grand Prix in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday and hung out with Luyendyk Jr.

“Such a great dude!” the reality TV star, 36, captioned two pics of himself and Tatum wearing red and black racing suits. “Fun meeting @channingtatum and getting to lead the field to green in the @Honda IndyCar.”

Luyendyk Jr.’s fiancée, Lauren Burnham, wasn’t at the event, but the racecar driver made it up to her by posting a surprise video with the 22 Jump Street actor on his Instagram Story.

“What’s up, Lauren,” Tatum said in the video. “I’m about to do something stupid.”

“And we wish you were here, obviously,” her fiancé added.

“Yes,” Tatum said as he laughed.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan together through the years
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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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As previously reported, Tatum and Dewan announced their separation in a joint statement on Instagram on April 2. The couple, who met on the set of Step Up in 2006, were married for nine years and share daughter Everly 4.

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” they said in their statement. “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. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”

Since then Dewan has dropped “Tatum” from her social media accounts and the pair have both been seen out without their wedding rings.

A source told Us earlier this week that the Foxcatcher star “definitely misses Jenna.”

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Darryll Dewan (L) and actor Jenna Dewan attend as Jenna Dewan is honored as 2018 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Humanitarian Of The Year' during the fifth annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actor Jenna Dewan speaks as she is honored as 2018 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Humanitarian Of The Year' during the fifth annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Jenna Dewan is seen in the Upper East Side on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Actor Jenna Dewan, Kate and Lucas attend as Jenna Dewan is honored as 2018 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Humanitarian Of The Year' during the fifth annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Kate, Lucas and Jenna Dewan attend as Jenna Dewan is honored as 2018 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Humanitarian Of The Year' during the fifth annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Jenna Dewan is seen in the Upper East Side on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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