Jenna Dewan was married to former husband Channing Tatum for eight years, so one would be forgiven in forgetting their recent split.
It can be awkward, though, especially when the blunder happens on television, like it did at The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, May 2. Fortunately, Dewan brushed off the mistake gracefully.
Ellen Makes Awkward Mistake With Dewan
Dewan, 37, appeared on DeGeneres' talk show alongside her World of Dance celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and Ne-Yo. However, things got off to a rocky start as the host accidentally introduces the Witches of East End actress by her husband's last name.
"Please welcome Jenna Dewan-Tatum, er, Jenna Dewan, sorry," DeGeneres stumbles over the actress' name during the introductions and then goes on to introduce the rest of the cast.
In the beginning, the group glossed over the mistake, proceeding with the interview good-naturedly without acknowledging the blunder. Before going on break, DeGeneres finds her opening to apologize to the actress.
"I'm so sorry, I introduced you and it was just such a habit," DeGeneres explains. "I have to say, the way you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful and for your daughter and your statements have been great. And I apologize, I just have known both of you for so long and I'm so used to saying ..."
"I know, I know. Thank you," Dewan tells DeGeneres. "Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and support. It's truly so moving. It's all love."
Tatum, Dewan Part On Good Terms
The Step Up actress dropped her former husband's last name from hers just after they announced their divorce to the public.
Despite the split, sources say that the ex-couple is keeping things friendly between them for the sake of daughter Everly, 4.
"Jenna is still on good terms with Channing," an insider says in People. "They get along. They spend some time together as a family, but mostly separately with Everly."
It's just as the couple expressed in their joint statement that announced their split, describing their choice as "lovingly" separating from each other.
"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," the statement revealed.
Dewan and Tatum met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and then wed in 2009.