Jenna Dewan Covers September ‘Global Naked’ Issue of Women’s Health Magazine

Posted on July 27, 2018

Jenna Dewan covers the September 2018 ‘Global Naked’ Issue of Women’s Health magazine photographed by Dennis Leupold.

 

 

 

On nudity: “I’ve been a dancer my entire life, so I’m used to little clothing. You lose a sense of modesty.”

On her past year, post-split from Channing Tatum: “It’s been a journey, and it’s been a transformation of myself – my needs and wants as a woman. 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. I feel like I’ve been on a wave of growth. It does look different; it’s a new normal, and I really think we’ll get used to that.”

On admitting her split has been far from painless: “It’s always challenging to go through a big change and have the whole world have an opinion about it…It’s okay for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think maybe that’s what shocked everyone so much – that it can be a positive thing. That was ultimately what happened with us.”

On how she’s changed: “I did a lot of work healing from the inside out, becoming more in touch with my womanly power. It was always ‘I’m a dancer,’ or ‘I’m married,’ or ‘I’m an actress.’ Over the last couple of years, it became about learning about myself.”

On critics mom-shaming her photos on Instagram: “Apparently, when you become a mother, you’re supposed to leave your sexuality at the door, and I never understood that. I think there’s nothing sexier than becoming a mother. You give life. It’s everything. And you don’t change who you are inside just because you have a kid.”

On her goals at the gym: “I really like to feel strong, and I like to feel curvy. And when I say ‘curvy,’ I mean ‘muscular.’ In the gym, I add more weight rather than increasing my reps because I want to build muscle, so I can pick up my daughter. Before, it used to be like, ‘I wanna get long, lean muscles.’ Now, I’m just like, ‘I wanna feel strong and good.”

On parenting 5-year-old daughter, Everly: “I’m cautious not to always say ‘You’re beautiful’ or ‘You look pretty.’ I say those things, but I follow it up with, ‘You’re smart, you’re strong, you’re opinionated.’”

On wanting her daughter to appreciate sexuality: “I want my daughter to see that and be like, ‘Wow, my mother was a fully actualized, sensual woman.”

On uniting as women: “Women are so much stronger and more powerful, living in our goddess energy, when we come together to lift each other up rather than tear each other down.”

 

[Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold/Women’s Health Magazine]

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