Ellen DeGeneres made a slight slip on “The Ellen Show” yesterday and felt that she needed to apologise.
DeGeneres accidentally introduced Jenna Dewan by her former surname 'Tatum' while bringing her onto a segment, on the programme.
Jenna's name change had been recent, as Jenna Dewan had only publicly announced her split from Channing Tatum.
The couple had been married for nine years, and last month posted to social media a joint acknowledgement of their separation.
In the statement, both Channing and Dewan expressed they still loved each other and that it was a mutual agreement to end the relationship.
Jenna decided days later to then remove “Tatum” from her name, so formally her name would be “Jenna Dewan” going forth.
On the show yesterday, it was evident that the mistake threw Ellen slightly, who felt that she had to address her slip-up and apologise to Jenna after their interview.
Ellen said before going to an advert:
“I have to say before we go to break, I’m so sorry, I introduced you and it was such a habit, and I have to say the way that you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful for your daughter and the statements have been great. I apologise. I just have known both of you for so long, and I’m so used to saying…”
In response, through slightly teary eyes, Jenna smiled and thanked Ellen and the public for their kind words of support.
The 38-year-old said: “Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and support. It’s truly, so amazing. It’s all love!”
I took this just days after jenna and I (mostly jenna) brought our little girl into the world. I've taken many like it over the past 3 years but this is one of my favorites. She was so tired. Haha. But she has such deep strength and other worldly grace. Watching her in those first days transform into a mother was life changing. She was every bit the beautiful, sexy, funny, flawed creature I fell in love with. But the prism turned and showed a whole new light that I had no idea existed, the light of a mothers love. Thank you for that baby. Saw this quote today --" The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh" there are a lot of important things in being a father. Who knows what the most important thing is? All I know is that in my case this is pretty high on my list. Love you cake!
The couple has a four-year-old little girl, Everly. In their statement Channing and Jenna said that they will continue to co-parent saying:
"We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly.”