"I was without a partner."
Actor-dancer-host Jenna Dewan recently opened up on the Dear Gabby podcast about the struggles she faced shortly after her daughter Everly’s birth—specifically how work obligations kept Evie’s father, Channing Tatum, away.
“I had to travel with her, and at the time, Chan wasn’t available to be with us for the most part,” Dewan said on the podcast, according to People. “So, it was me, my doula, and Evie all by ourselves traveling at six weeks.”
Dewan says “long hours” on set made the balance between work and motherhood “really hard.” She also had “a lot of postpartum anxiety” during this time.
“It was, like, I just never stopped,” she said on Dear Gabby. “You know, you’re up a couple times in the night and then you’re working all day. I was breastfeeding, I was pumping, I was without a partner. I mean, it was just craziness.”
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum were married from 2009 to 2019 and welcomed daughter Everly in 2013. Dewan is currently with Steve Kazee, and they welcomed their first child, Callum Michael Rebel, in 2020. On raising a child during the pandemic, Dewan said, “Even though the world was crazy, I was home and in this love nest, and it was different.”
Dewan and Kazee got engaged in February 2020. “A lifetime to love and grow with you…you have my heart,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
And she said in a separate IG post, “You flew into my life like a rocket, lit it up beyond what I could’ve expected or imagined, and every day I am in awe over the love, care and nurture you show me, Evie and everyone around you. I’ve told you a thousand times and I’ll tell you again…Thank you for finding me I am the luckiest girl alive."
This story originally appeared on: Glamour - Author:Condé Nast