Channing Tatum reportedly on dating apps post Jessie J split

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Channing Tatum is reportedly back on the market after his split with pop star Jessie J. Photo: Warner Bros.

In news that will likely leave a lot of his fans in a frenzy, newly single Channing Tatum is reportedly once again looking for love less than a week after his split with pop star Jessie J came to light.

And not only that - the hunky Magic Mike heartthrob is said to be searching for his future squeeze in a very modern way. Yep, that’s right, Chan - as he’s known to his pals - is using a dating app, according to E! News.

The Step Up star apparently signed up to exclusive dating app Raya ‘a few weeks ago’ after a friend suggested it.

“He's been on Raya for a few weeks. He would love to be dating someone and is not shy about it,” a source told the publication.

“He wants to have fun again and he doesn't care if he meets someone online, a setup or just walking down the street,” they added.

What is Raya?

Raya is not your ordinary dating app. Described as a private, membership-based community it’s also been dubbed the ‘secret dating app for famous people’.

Launched in the US in 2015, Raya boasts hand-picked elite members from all over the world such as wealthy entrepreneurs, Sports Illustrated models and athletes.

It’s also reportedly the go-to dating app for celebs, having been used by the likes of actor Ben Affleck, Jonas Brothers’ Joe Jonas, ex-Disney star Demi Lovato and singers Moby and Lily Allen.

Jessie J and Channing Tatum had been dating for a year. Photos: Instagram/Jessie J

Channing and Jessie over

News that the 39-year-old actor and the “Price Tag” singer had called time on their year-long relationship emerged on December 20 however it’s rumoured the pair had broken up a few weeks earlier.

“Channing and Jessie broke up about a month ago. They are still really close and still good friends,” a source told US Weekly.

They added that there was nothing dramatic about the split and claimed the stars - who went public with their love in October 2018 - remain good friends.

At the time, neither Channing nor Jessie, 31, had commented on the news, however, photos of the father-of-one appeared to have been removed from Jessie’s Instagram account.

The highly private couple kept their relationship largely under wraps, occasionally posting sweet snaps and messages to one another on their respective Instagram accounts.

Jessie, born Jessica Ellen Cornish, recently dedicated a song to her then-beau featuring the lyric, “Where you go I know I want to follow, let's make a promise today”.

The pair got together after Channing and his ex-wife, Jenna Dewan announced they were divorcing at the start of 2018 after nine years of marriage and a daughter, six-year-old Everly. Jenna went on to date Broadway star Steve Kazee since October 2018, and the couple are expecting their first child together.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan separated in April 2018. Photo: Getty
Channing joked about being 'free' at the Magic Mike Melbourne launch event. Photo: Getty

Magic Mike coming down under

Channing fuelled speculation of a split when he jokingly accepted a marriage proposal from a fan while in Melbourne earlier this month to announce that his wildly popular stage show Magic Mike Live was heading down under in 2020.

When a woman called out from the crowd “Marry me Channing!” he responded, “I’m free, let’s do it, I’m free.”

In May next year, Aussie fans will be able to get up close and personal with the Magic Mike Live dancers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in a luxurious custom-made super tent, The Arcadia.

“We have built one of the sickest freestanding tents,” Channing said at the launch event on December 3.

“I've never dreamed of having a circus tent full of strippers but it's happening.”

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