Actress and former backup dancer, Jenna Dewan Tatum joined Janet Jackson onstage at the Hollywood Bowl concert in Los Angeles, along with several other of the singer’s former dance crew.
Jackson thanked the performers who had joined her in past tours, and Jenna was more than happy to share her joyful moment in social media.
“Generations of Janet kids brought together,” the dancer/actress captioned a photo on Instagram of herself with the other former backup dancers. “Dancing for her was always way more than a job, it was being part of a legacy. I have been pinching myself all day being in a room years later dancing with these legends. Excited to share soon.”
It was an important occasion for Dewan-Tatum, who talked about how Jackson helped her career during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “I kind of owe everything to Janet—my entire life. She was my dream job, my first big dance job. Because of her I met certain people who then led me to others, then led me to acting, then led me to here,” the World of Dance host said. “All roads lead back to Janet!”
Jenna’s husband, Channing Tatum, was in the audience along with pal Wilmer. Other celebs at the concert included Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Magic Johnson, Nicole Richie and Craig Robinson.
“I am getting my best life! I came to see @JanetJackson in a very Janet type of way! Call me Ms. Hudson, if you nasty!” Hudson wrote in a set of selfies from the show. “Thank u @JanetJackson for doing this!!!! Timeless!! I’m trying to get my Janet on … lol”
Jackson was excited to have her dancers with her. “My solo career took off when I was 19 years old. I decided to create a family of my own. I became very close to those who danced with me, but even closer to those who danced on tour with me,” The Rhythm Nation singer said. “I spent time with their families. I would stay with them; they would stay with me. I called them the ‘kids.'”
Later on, Jackson celebrated the L.A. stop of her State of the World tour with an after-party at Lure. Tatum was also there with his wife, and other guests included Ja’net Dubois and Randy Jackson.