Channing Tatum covers People and opens up about home and family life with his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and their two-year-old daughter Everly. The ‘Magic Mike XXL’ star spoke of how fatherhood has changed him and his priorities and also dropped some hints on the future direction of his career.
As is always the case, the 35-year-old has been giving a flurry of quotable interviews as he promotes the much-anticipated — indeed hotly anticipated — sequel Magic Mike XKL he has once again delivered. This time, instead of relating amazing and candid tales of filming a stripper movie — and all kinds of mishaps that occur — he told People magazine, which crowned him Sexiest Man Alive a few years ago of his home and family life.
In an off-hand manner he makes domestic life sound not just blissful and rewarding, but captivating and enthralling. He spoke lovingly of his wife, actress Jenna Dewan Tatum, saying of her, “We’re a good support system for each other.” He went on to say, “We keep pushing each other to grow and be better.” He added, “I don’t think I could do it any other way.”
He says of home life in general, “None of this is easy but at the same time it’s everything I would have ever wanted.”
He said of his daughter, Everly, “The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? I check to see if my daughter is still sleeping.”
As for his daughter one day seeing his ‘Magic Mike’ movies, Tatum said, ““She’s gonna see it; there’s no way I could shelter her from it.” He added, “I’m setting aside money for college and therapy.”
He also made it clear that his family is now is top priority in taking on a new project, “Is this worth taking time away from them?” He also spoke of how he perceives the future direction of his career, saying, “I’m always going to be an actor for hire.” He continued, and added, “But the next step is a very slow learning process of directing.”
You can see Channing Tatum’s People magazine cover below and more excerpts here and here. Check out some of his more lively television appearances below, including the amusing skit with Jimmy Fallon on Tonight Show, as the two acted out scenes of ‘Magic Mike’ as written by elementary school children. It’s a hoot!
— People magazine (@people) June 24, 2015
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