Jenna Dewan Strips Down For New Magazine Cover And Gets Candid About Her ‘Wave Of Growth’

by Kim Wong-Shing
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Jenna Dewan is on the cover of the Women’s Health September issue, and she’s revealing it all — literally.

The dancer and actress opened up about her life after breaking up with Channing Tatum, and she posed fully nude for the interview.

“It does look different,” Jenna, 37, said of her life post-split. “It’s a new normal, and I really think we’ll get used to that.”

After nine years of marriage, Jenna and Channing separated in April. They have a 5-year-old daughter, Everly, together. Though the changes have been difficult, Jenna says they’re ultimately putting their little girl first.

“It’s been a journey, and it’s been a transformation of myself — my needs and wants as a woman,” Jenna said. “I think everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind, saying, ‘I want what’s best for myself and my daughter,’ you have to be okay with however that looks.”

The couple broke up on good terms, leading many to believe that a reconciliation might be in the cards. But it doesn’t look like that’s happening anytime soon, and Jenna says that’s for the best.

“It’s okay for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think that’s maybe what shocked everyone so much — that it can be a positive thing. That was ultimately what happened with us.”

As for her nude photo shoot? Jenna says she’s “used to little clothing” from being a dancer for her entire life. And while the mother of one received criticism after posting revealing photos on social media, she’s proud to be a mother who’s unashamed of her body and sensuality.

“I want my daughter to see [those photos] and be like, ‘Wow, my mother was a fully actualized, sensual woman.'”

Watch the video below to see what Jenna Dewan has to say about her new life.

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