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28/04/2020 9:40 AM AEST | Updated 28/04/2020 9:44 AM AEST

Channing Tatum Gets 'Special' Birthday Message From Ex-Girlfriend Jessie J

These two might just be the friendliest exes around.

Jessie J and Channing Tatum might not be together anymore, but it looks like the two are on good terms.  

The singer posted a gushing birthday tribute on Sunday to her actor ex-boyfriend, whom she recently separated from again at the beginning of April. 

“Happy 40th Birthday to this special man right here,” she said in an Instagram story accompanied by a photo of Tatum standing in the ocean. “You are truly one of a kind. I am so grateful you were born, and even more grateful we met.” 

In another slide, the singer shared a video of Tatum jumping into the water and wrote, “Keep living your BEST life!”

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The entertainers were first linked in 2018 before announcing their split after reportedly dating for a year. They reconciled in January before ending things once again earlier this month. 

During their time together, they often posted sweet messages for each other on social media. 

In January, Tatum shared a picture of Jessie J and called her a “sculpture of magic.” In February, he posted a silly photo of her in his RV, dubbing her his “hot copilot.” A mushy caption he wrote for her birthday last year is still up. 

“Wishing you the happiest day filled with all the love and all the light. You came into this world on this day and lit it on fire,” he wrote in a March 2019 post. “You have blessed our eyes, our ears, our hearts and our lives. So thank you for just being you. You are so very special. Happy birthday Baby.”

The singer was the first person Tatum dated after his split with his ex-wife, Jenna Dewan. Dewan and Tatum separated in 2018 after nearly nine years of marriage. 

Dewan wrote about finding out that her ex-husband was dating Jessie J in her book “Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday.”

“I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face ― and over the internet, as it was happening,” Dewan said of the discovery. 

“There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship. I felt blindsided,” she said. “Choosing grace as I learned everything about my personal situation along with the rest of the world was really difficult.”