Jenna Dewan is pushing back on rumors that Channing Tatum‘s behavior is to blame for their separation.
“Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true,” a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE in response to reports that Tatum’s partying and flirting caused their split. “The reason our statement was so positive [was] because that’s the reality of the situation.”
The former couple, who first met on the set of their 2006 movie Step Up and tied the knot in 2009, announced they were separating after nearly nine years of marriage in a joint statement on Monday.
“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now,” the pair said.