Did Jenna Dewan Hint at Her Separation ​In This Cryptic Instagram Post?

"Breathe before it's gone."

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The news that Step Up co-stars, and generally lovely people, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, are separating after almost nine years together, has shocked fans everywhere.

Releasing a joint statement to People yesterday, which they also shared on their Instagram accounts, the pair revealed that although they are splitting, they still have a lot of love for one another:

As well as revealing that their marriage wasn't "perfect" in an interview with Health earlier in 2018, recently Dewan's Instagram account seemed to hint that she was about to lose something important to her.

Just over a week ago, Dewan posted a quote by Rumi, which instructs the reader to "Breathe before it's gone." While the message encourages readers to follow their dreams and enjoy life while they can, it's impossible not to read the post in a new light following the news of their split.

Was Dewan savoring every moment of her marriage before it ended?

Earlier in March, Dewan posted another emotive Rumi quote, which suggested that heartbreak was looming. As a dancer, it's not surprising that Dewan shared this particular quote, but the sentiment hints that big changes are afoot:

In the joint statement announcing their separation, Tatum and Dewan said:

We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. 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.

Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.