Actress Jenna Dewan recently took a trip down memory lane. In the Aug 2 episode of the Dear Media’s podcast Dear Gabby, the actress reminisced about the time after her daughter’s birth. Everly, 8, was born to Jenna Dewan, and her former husband Channing Tatum in 2013. Dewan’s narration consisted of the numerous difficulties she faced post-pregnancy.
Since Dewan has embraced motherhood for the second time, the podcast revolved around questions surrounding her experience. Back in March 2020, the actress gave birth to her son, Callum, who she shares with fiancée Steve Kazee.
Whilst speaking of her journey with Callum, the conversation soon took a turn, taking her back to the days after Everly’s birth. The 40-year-old Step Up fame gave birth to her and Tatum’s daughter while the latter was filming in the area.
Soon after the birth of her daughter, Jenna Dewan resumed filming for “Witches of East End” in Canada. She also mentioned how Tatum “wasn’t available” for the two of them due to his packed schedule. Resultantly, the actress had to travel to and fro with a six-week baby, all by herself.
“I had to travel with her and at the time, Chan wasn’t available to be with us for the most part,”
stated Dewan during the podcast. Given the hectic work schedule and the added responsibilities of a newborn baby, managing everything at once was all too overwhelming for the then 32-year-old star.
Dewan explained how she had to manage long hours on set, with Everly by her side at all times. Additionally, the actress also experienced significant postpartum anxiety that got too much for her to handle by herself.
“You know, you’re up a couple of 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,”
said Dewan in retrospect. However, her experience with Callum was much more different. Despite giving birth in the middle of a pandemic, Dewan said she felt more “grounded” and at peace.