All the times Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan tried to conceal their daughter's identity (updated)

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan traveling with Everly in 2013. (Photo: Splash News)
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan traveling with Everly in 2013. (Photo: Splash News)

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced on Monday that they’ve “chosen to separate” after nearly nine years of marriage but vowed to “always be loving dedicated parents to Everly,” their only daughter.

In addition to being “loving” and “dedicated” parents, they’ve always been protective ones, limiting the nearly 5-year-old’s exposure to the limelight. Last month, however, Jenna brought Everly to the Kids’ Choice Awards, at which Channing was a presenter. The trio didn’t walk the red carpet or pose for photos — Channing and Jenna had reportedly split months earlier, and he had quietly moved out of their family home — but it marked the girl’s first public appearance, and it made headlines. The child walked around inside holding the World of Dance host’s hand, giving us an unfiltered glimpse of the adorable little one.

Jenna Dewan and daughter Everly at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards in Inglewood, Calif., on March 24, 2018. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jenna Dewan and daughter Everly at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards in Inglewood, Calif., on March 24, 2018. (Photo: Getty Images)

At the time, we noted that it was a big deal for the Tatum family because they had worked really, really hard to keep little Evie’s image out of the spotlight. Yes, they released a photo of her as a newborn, a move Channing said was made “so paparazzi would stop trying to hound us… You know: Here it is, that’s it. Now, let us be.” She was just weeks old at the time.

First Father's Day with my girls!

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:46pm PDT


Since then, with a few exceptions, what they have shared on social media of the little girl, who was born in London out of the Hollywood glare, was typically something with her face obscured. They often went to great lengths to avoid having their daughter’s face in the picture. For instance, here are a couple of photos they posted of just the top of Everly’s head.


Some earthing going on over here

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:27am PDT


And even more often, they would post just the back of her head and body.

Onesies pimp walk

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Nov 1, 2015 at 2:03am PST


Happy birthday my angel!

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on May 31, 2014 at 6:55pm PDT


A girl and her doggie ❤️ Also- bringing hipstamatic back

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Apr 12, 2016 at 9:12am PDT


There's a fairy in my garden today

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:35am PDT



Getting through Monday like…

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Aug 28, 2017 at 10:02am PDT


Keeping Grandpops young

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Sep 24, 2017 at 2:31pm PDT




Princess Timberland

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Jun 3, 2016 at 10:29am PDT


Vacation has been amazing feeling so blessed and grateful.

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Aug 12, 2015 at 11:12am PDT


mom life last night♥️

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Oct 9, 2017 at 2:58pm PDT




Another Tatum photo favorite on social media has been the side shot of little Everly, so fans could see a little bit of that pretty face but not much more.


Girl and her goat. RIP Heather. You had a damn good long run sweets.

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Jan 25, 2016 at 10:50pm PST


Feel beautiful on the inside

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT



Early Easter Eggs

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Mar 24, 2016 at 6:57pm PDT


Practicing her magic

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Mar 7, 2018 at 7:12pm PST


Till next time Vancouver

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Aug 4, 2016 at 4:27pm PDT



❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on May 13, 2016 at 3:32pm PDT


Oh man… Storytime is gonna be epic tonight.

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Sep 30, 2015 at 8:39pm PDT



I spy a little elf

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:01pm PST



They’ve also used emojis to cover up Evie.

#tbt to Halloween with a little

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Oct 13, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT


One time they used … a block.


Hands did the trick for this shot.

What it really looks like taking a picture with a toddler on Christmas

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Dec 25, 2016 at 10:44pm PST


Everly’s hair has also been a great cover-up. She’s under there somewhere.

Two men and a little lady

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on May 21, 2016 at 7:11pm PDT


Magic power games on the beach today

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Jul 10, 2017 at 10:28am PDT


They’ve also shared photos of her from far, far away.

When in fog….. #happynationaldanceday2017

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Jul 29, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT


❤️❤️

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Jul 31, 2016 at 5:29pm PDT


As we mentioned, on a few rare occasions, they’ve shown Everly’s face. In addition to her first baby pic, there was this beautiful fairy photo shoot. But it is far enough away that it could really be any baby, right?

To when @mtmeloni made all my renaissance fairy tale dreams come true

A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Jan 14, 2017 at 5:51pm PST


Once, Jenna shared a family photo taken at Nick Zano’s baby shower. But she shared it as an Instagram story, so it was a quick flash … and the family photo — with silly faces — was one of nine on display.

This pic was taken at Nick Zano’s baby shower in 2016. (Photo: Jenna Dewan via Instagram)
This pic was taken at Nick Zano’s baby shower in 2016. (Photo: Jenna Dewan via Instagram)

Channing and Jenna met when they auditioned for the 2006 movie Step Up and married in 2009. Their breakup statement is positive and focused on how they’ll continue to put Everly first.


People magazine reports that they actually parted ways months ago, with Channing moving out. “This has been a long time coming,” one insider said. “They really started to grow apart within the last year.” However, they’ve continued to spend family time together — from that outing to the Kids’ Choice Awards to face-painting sessions with their “little tyrant fairy artist.”


Much of this story was originally published on March 25, 2018.

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