18.04.02 Hollywood Separation

April 3, 2018
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Hollywood Heartbreak

“…love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.”

Jenna Dewan Tatum & Channing Tatum announce split on social media, April 2, 2018. Despite the headlines, Jenna & Channing are the exception, not the rule.

Data Behind Divorce

Exception: Not The Rule

Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum married for nearly 9 years.

Recent data shows the chances of a marriage lasting at least a decade is about 70%.

Chances of a marriage lasting MORE than 20 years is slightly better than 50%.

Hollywood vs. Reality

Divorce Rates Down (Slightly)

  • Divorce rates have dropped in America in recent years…Marriage rates have dropped too.
  • Marriage rate: Nearly 7 per 1,000 Americans (CDC).
  • Divorce rate: Just over 3 per 1,000 Americans (CDC).

Something To Consider:

“…women who cohabited with their first husbandaregardless of whether they were engaged when they began living togetherahad lower probabilities of marriage survival at 20 years than women who did not cohabit before marriage with their first husband.”

National Health Statistics Report, 2012


Despite the announcement of a divorce, Channing Tatum *just* wrote this about his wife:

by Jenna Lee,