"Ultimately, no matter what Chan and I are doing, we're really great friends," the "World of Dance" host told Vegas magazine in their 15th anniversary cover story. "I think that will never change, no matter what."
"We started out as friends, and I would say it was an instant recognition," Dewan recalled about meeting Tatum in 2005 on the "Step Up" set. "When we met, it felt like we had known each other for many years."
The world was crushed when the couple announced on April 2 that they were separating. Dewan and Tatum were married for nine years and have one daughter together, Everly.
"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," the separation statement read. "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."
"There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision -- just two best-friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible," their statement continued. "We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won't be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family's privacy."