Though she quickly corrected her mistake, the talk show host later apologised to Dewan, taking a moment to praise the graceful manner of her and Tatum’s public separation.
“I’m so sorry—I introduced you … it’s just such a habit,” Degeneres explained. “I just have to say, the way you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful—and for your daughter … the statements have been great. And I apologize. I’ve just known both of you for so long and I’m so used to saying … ”
Thankfully, Jenna's World Of Dance co-judges Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough were on hand to give Dewan a support hug. Jenna then took the opportunity to publicly address the split: “Thank you. Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and support. It’s truly so amazing.”
Jenna and Channing announced their separation on April 2nd with a joint announcement posted on social media.
This article originally appeared on InStyle.