And you also know that Channing was married to Jenna Dewan from 2009 to 2018. The couple finalized their divorce in 2019.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Channing got real about why he and Jenna separated and what his life was like before the split.
Channing said that he and Jenna "fought" off the urge to split for "a really long time, even though we both sort of knew that we had sort of grown apart."
“I think we told ourselves a story when we were young," he said, "and we just kept telling ourselves that story, no matter how blatantly life was telling us that we were so different."
"But when you’re actually parents, you really understand differences between the two of you. Because it is screaming at you all day long. How you parent differently, how you look at the world, how you go through the world.”
Channing also said that life post-split seemed, at first, to be "super scary and terrifying." "Your life just turns on its axis," he said. "This whole plan that you had literally just turns into sand and goes through your fingers and you’re just like, ‘Oh, shit. What now?’”
When all was said and done, though, Channing says that the split was actually "probably exactly what I needed." "I don’t think I would’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself in the way that I had to do the work on myself to really try to figure out what next," he added.
"And really, it just started with my daughter. I just dropped everything and just focused on her. And it was truly the best possible thing that I ever could have done."
"Because in the alone time that I have with just me and her, we’ve become best friends.”