Jenna Dewan has graced the cover of ELLE Australia’s Green Issue as part of a feature about veganism, feminism, and life after announcing her split from husband of eight years, Channing Tatum. 

Dewan and Tatum publicly announced their separation via a joint statement in April, earlier this year. Together they wrote “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best-friends realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”  

The actor, producer, TV host, and dancer has since been concentrating on their five-year-old daughter Everly and her production company Everheart – a business she founded to focus on women and empowerment in the industry.

Dewan revealed she had encountered sexism early on in her career when a choreographer she was an assistant to made inappropriate advances and when she rejected him, Dewan lost her job. She had been 16.

In the feature, due for release on Monday, Dewan also shared how she’s still trying to “figure out” how to co-parent with Tatum:

“Our main thing is keeping Everly as our top priority, so she is happy, she’s taken care of, she’s loved – we love her more than anything. I don’t think much has shifted in that sense.”

Moving on has undoubtedly been a process but Dewan said things now feel “freer, it’s lighter – I had to get comfortable living in the space of the unknown.” 

“Being a dancer, I’ve been trained to know if I do one plus two it equals three. I like to know what’s ahead of me, so I had to be OK with not knowing, but trusting that it’s all for my highest good, and the highest good of everyone involved.”

Dewan’s appearance in ELLE Australia coincides with the magazine’s #ELLETimeToAct campaign encouraging their audience to share and embrace everyday changes that can contribute to kinder and more sustainable life.

37-year-old Dewan has been a vegan since she was just 10-years-old after watching footage from a slaughterhouse. Veganism has always worked for Dewan and is a lifestyle and diet that has given her more energy.

She looks GORGEOUS.

Jenna Dewan Opens Up About Life After Split From Channing Tatum
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Dewan will feature on the cover of ELLE Australia’s Green Issue, on stands Monday, July 16. 

Image: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer