Women lust after Channing Tatum, and his wife loves it
BY CINDY PEARLMAN September 20, 2012 9:02PM
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum attend a brunch event for the new film "10 Years." | AP
Updated: October 24, 2012 6:06AM
Your husband starred in one of the biggest movies of summer — as a male stripper.
Women ages 12 to 92 have professed their eternal love. His fan base has turned all three of his movies in 2012 into $100 million-plus hits.
What is it like to be Mrs. Channing Tatum?
Actress and world-class beauty Jenna Dewan-Tatum just laughs when asked how she feels about the masses crushing on her mate.
“It’s great,” she says in a good-natured voice. “It’s wonderful that the whole entire world agrees with me. I think this proves that I have great taste.”
The star of the high school reunion movie “10 Years” (now showing at local theaters) says that she even understands your heart doing a little flip around handsome movie types. “When I was a kid, Johnny Depp and Ethan Hawke were it for me.”
The model turned dancer turned actress emotes opposite her famous hubby in “10 Years,” and will star on the second season of FX’s “American Horror Story.”
How has life changed since all of this success? “Our taco nights are few and far between now,” Dewan-Tatum says. “If anything has changed, it’s that we’re a lot busier. It’s quite hectic, but it’s more fun and exciting.”
“10 Years,” about a group of friends come together to figure out if they’ve grown up, also stars Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, Justin Long, Ari Graynor and Max Minghella.
“We were sitting around one day thinking about how great it would be to have a movie about a 10-year reunion,” Dewan-Tatum says, “and six months later we were in Albuquerque filming it. Usually, it takes nine or 10 years to get a film made, but this was a combination of a great cast and a very marketable idea.”
Working with her hubby, also the film’s producer, was “wonderfully easy.” They first shared screen time in “Step Up,” the 2006 movie that brought them together.
She’s highly hush-hush about her role on “American Horror Story,” which returns Oct. 17.
“I’m a newlywed with Adam Levine. The rest is highly secretive,” she says, mentioning. “I am someone who scares really easily. I have no idea how I’m going to watch the show.”
As for working with the Maroon 5 singer and coach from “The Voice,” she says, “He’s such a nice, wonderful, talented guy.”
In her off hours, Dewan-Tatum runs with her husband, and they do the CrossFit conditioning program together to keep in shape.
“I’m a vegan and eat well,” she says. “I’m always making Channing green smoothies.”
Her one complaint? “Channing does steal all my skin care products. I enforce the one-pump rule with my moisturizer. He will do three or four pumps and especially loves La Mer. I’m like, ‘You cannot take the whole pot. And please scoop it out with the little spoon. You’re getting your oils from your fingers in the jar.’
“When I say that, Channing just looks at me like I’m crazy,” she says with a laugh.
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