On Friday, the Magic Mike star had posted a photo of him with the singer, days after E! News reported they had reconciled after a brief breakup. The troll commented, "Jenna looks better with you," prompting Channing to go off on the stranger, calling them a "horrible hateful person." The actor also wrote, "Ain't nobody more stunning and beautiful to look at but even more as a human than Jess. And yeah that includes my ex," before clarifying that Jenna is "beautiful and amazing in her own right."
The actress' boyfriend and Shameless alum Steve Kazee, father of her upcoming second child, later appeared to publicly defend his lady's honor. He shared on his Instagram Stories a gif meme of Will Ferrell bearing the words "Watch your mouth." He wrote underneath it, "That reckless talk bruh..."