Transcript for Jenna Dewan reveals what got her through the craziest year of her life in 'Gracefully You'
We are here now with actress, dancer and author Jenna dewan and Jenna is sharing her story in a new book titled "Gracefully you" and want to give a big "Gma" welcome to Jenna dewan. And congratulations. Thank you. You are now a published author. Yes. Is that something you always wanted to do? You know, funny enough when I was a kid they would say what do you want to do when you grow up and I would always write author which was funny. I never wrote, dancer, actress, any of the things I did so now I can say I did manifest that, some little part knew I was going to do it. You say you wrote it during the craziest year of your life. So did writing help you through all of that? Yes, yes, it was very therapeutic. It was funny because the book started more as a poetry book actually. It was kind of something completely different and then I went through some crazy years and I learned a lot about myself and I kind of incorporated all into the book. There's personal stories. There's meditations on life. There's like some lifestyle secrets, it's kind of like a little bit of everything. The book is called "Gracefully you" and you open up about finding grace and finding balance within all of this Yes. So tell us about that. Yeah, for me like my entire life it's always been really important to find a connection to sort of a presence greater than myself and so no time better than when you're going through some really intense challenges and unexpected change and I really decided in that moment to kind of learn about I mooself and find the graceful way to do it as much as possible and I learned a lot and came out stronger. I'm happier. I'm so joyful and so to me this was just a little bit of paying it forward and kind of expressing my experience. So I said earlier, actor, dancer, now author. And the most important role, mom. Yes. And you have your 6-year-old daughter Everly who is about to become a big sister so congratulations. Awesome. Thank you. So is she excited about that? Yes. She's too excited. She's like, you know, I go to eat something, she's like, mom, is that good for the baby? Like she feeds me. And I have to be honest, I had a candy corn the other day and, no, it's not. She was like, hmm, you should put that back. Oh, my god. She said she waited her whole life for this. Her whole 6 years. Halloween is coming up which is probably not good for you because she'll watch what you're eating. Has she picked out a costume. We went through many, many sort of ideas and I finally said this is your deadline. You have to decide by today and chose angel for the day and peacock at night. Wow. She's got -- Peacock came out of the -- we were Shira -- peacock, where did that come from? Very excited. Kids have a mind of their own. We're excited because "Gracefully you" is out now and everyone in our audience, you're getting a copy to take home with
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