Jenna Dewan revealed a surprising part of her life with ex-husband Channing Tatum, opening up about how she was alone in parenting their daughter for weeks after she was born.
The actor talked candidly about the struggles of not having her partner with her in the weeks after she gave birth to daughter Everly in 2013 on Monday’s episode of Dear Media’s podcast “Dear Gabby.”
Dewan was married to fellow actor Tatum at the time and explained that he “wasn’t available to be with us for the most part” after she gave birth because of his schedule.
The 40-year-old says she, her doula and “Evie” had to travel by themselves for six weeks and it was “really hard,” particularly due to her long hours on set.
“I did have her on set with me constantly. It was just really difficult,” said Dewan, who added that she had “a lot of postpartum anxiety” at the time.
She said she “just never stopped.”
“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,” she shared.
Dewan and Tatum were married for 10 years before splitting up in 2019. She’s now engaged to actor Steve Kazee, with whom she shares 16-month-old son Callum Michael Rebel.
Of the experience with her second child, Dewan recalled the period after his birth as “grounded.”
“Even though the world was crazy, I was home and in this love nest and it was different,” she shared of her time at home postpartum with Callum and Kazee amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.