Jenna Dewan’s daughter, Everly, 9, is old enough for some big girl talks. Dewan shared her story at the Baby2Baby Gala about how she makes sure Everly feels empowered as she navigates the changes that come with growing older.
“There’s the changes that naturally happen for us as girls, and that’s [friendships and] everything – all across the board,” she told Access Hollywood at the event. “We had a good [conversation about] how life changes, what that looks like, what that feels like, empowering for her.”
Dewan feels confident about the conversation she had with her daughter, despite some parents feeling uncertain after these difficult conversations. “She really listened, and she really heard it, and she said it helped her a lot. So when you can get those talks in, you feel really good.”
Dewan shares Everly with Channing Tatum and has previously spoken about how protective of Everly. At the end of 2021, she talked about her decision to start posting photos of Everly without covering up her face — and how it was really her daughter’s decision.
“I think there comes a certain age where you start realizing she’s old enough to [wonder], ‘Why is my face covered?’” she explained to Yahoo Parenting. “But she’s aware and she knows that we were being protective and wanted it to be coming from her.” Seems like Dewan was ahead of the curve on social media safety!
Dewan also shares 20-month-old Callum Michael Rebel Kazee with fiancé Steve Kazee. She’s shared some adorable snaps of her blended family on Instagram, and those two kids? She is definitely feeling empowered.
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