“World of Dance” star Jenna Dewan covers the January 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine photographed by Dennis Leupold.
On getting through her very public split from ex-husband Channing Tatum: “I didn’t run away from my feelings. I let myself cry. I let myself grieve. This is one of those situations where I will see the light. The dawn is coming.”
On recognizing where her fame stems from: “I’m obviously super aware that people know me, they know Channing, they know us together. We’d been a beloved couple for a long time. I was in Berlin and people were like, ‘We love your Lip Sync Battle!’ I was like, oh my god. You mean the time when I humped my husband-at-the-time’s face? I’m so glad that’s my calling card.”
On her idea of romance: “I do believe in love still, but I also believe it begins with really digging deep and learning how to love yourself. And then I think you sort of transmute that out to attract the right partner. I think that people who are meant to be sort of find each other.”
On being a free-spirit: “I’ve always been a little hippie, spiritual. I am very sensitive – what you would call an empath. I know what it feels like to overextend and to overgive in life. I give out so much energy constantly.”
On what makes her feel sexy: “When I’m feeling out of touch with myself, especially with my sexuality, I dance. I immediately drop back into my body, and I feel it’s where my sensuality lives. It’s kind of a carnal feeling when I dance.”
[Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold/Cosmopolitan Magazine]