Saturday, June 7, 2008

CTU EXCLUSIVE: New Personal Photos of Channing Tatum's Girlfriend Jenna Dewan at Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation Gala

My two favorite things to write about on this site are personal pictures sent to me by Chan and his family and fan encounters. For the first time, I get to write about both in one post.

As I recently mentioned, Channing Tatum's girlfriend Jenna Dewan was chosen to receive the Limelight Award from the Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation at their annual gala last Saturday night. It was a private event, and I had not been able to find any photos.

Fast forward to this past Thursday when I received a very special email from Chan's mom Kay. Believe it or not, she sent me exclusive personal photos from the gala that show Jenna, her parents, and Chan's parents on the campus of UCLA where the event was held.

Although we've seen one photo of Jenna's dad Darryl before, this may be the first time fans are getting to see Jenna's mom Nancy and step dad Claude.

Even though Chan was sadly not able to attend the event, since he is still filming 'G.I. Joe' in Prague, his parents were their to support his longtime girlfriend, and Chan's mom told me they are extremely proud of Jenna's well-deserved achievement.

Here are the great photos that Kay sent us:

Left to Right: Jenna's Mom Nancy, Jenna's Step Dad Claude,
Jenna, Chan's Dad Glenn, and Chan's Mom Kay

Jenna and Her Dad Darryl

Jenna and Her Mom Nancy

Jenna with Fans at the Event

In addition to the family photos above, a fan and longtime CTU reader who ran into Jenna on her way to the event sent in the awesome photo below, which leads me to the fan encounter I previously mentioned...

Fabulous Jenna Dewan fan Mel F. had a lucky encounter with Jenna when she ran into her on the campus of UCLA. Here's what she had to say about her encounter:

Hi Q!

Last Saturday night I was walking home and ran into Jenna Dewan a couple hundred feet from my dorm! She looked absolutely gorgeous..and she was so nice! A couple little girls came over to tell her something about dance and Jenna was such a sweetheart to them. She seems like she'd be great with kids, especially since she's an inspiration to so many of them. I asked her about Channing, and her face just lit up.. they seem like they'd be the perfect couple! =) It was an amazing encounter, and I hope that Jenna continues to have great success for the future!

- Mel F.

Finally, CTU reader Erin submitted a video that was created by Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan fan Lainy from the Czech Republic. The video shows photos of Jenna working with the children of St. Judes hospital, which I'm sure is part of the reason why she was chosen for this year's Limelight Award.

You can CLICK HERE to watch the video or you can check it out below. Enjoy!!!

Thanks to Mel for the encounter and to Lainy for the great video!!! I also want to send a huge thanks to Kay for sending us all of the awesome photos and to Jenna and her family for allowing me to share them with her fans here at CTU.

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Lori said...

Yes she is really beautiful! Lucky girl...and lucky guy Channing! ;)

Lainy said...

she looks sooo purfect <3 it was pure pleasure for me making a video of her :)) and again Chan's mom Kay is fabulous for sending the photos! THANK YOU!

NazK said...

OMG, Thnx Kay 4 dem awesum pics, bt wot about sum mre baby Chan pics?