Channing Tatum Talks Sex, Stripping & Sculpting With Elle: “I Really Love Anatomy In General”
Elle did what millions of women across America only dream of doing. The fashion magazine crawled into bed with Channing Tatum for a sexy interview where the 33-year-old actor dished on his love of the female form starting with his childhood crush, Who’s The Boss? star Alyssa Milano.
“She was it, man,” the actor said. “I’d love to run into her. I’m pretty sure I’d geek out. Isn’t she married?”
Channing married his Step Up costar Jenna Dewan in 2009, but he wasn’t always the marrying type. “Being in a relationship was always the endgame, but I’ve had my crazy times,” he confessed. “When I was stripping, I wasn’t with anyone. That’s not an occupation you have when you’re monogamous.”
After nine years together, Channing and Jenna recently welcomed their first daughter Everly and the White House Down actor didn’t pull any punches when asked if his pregnant wife was hornier than usual. “It’s a bit of a paradox,” Channing said. “They’re definitely hormonally raging, but when they get further along—they’re just dealing all the time. So, yes and no.”
So how does the actor and wife keep their relationship going so strong? “I wish I could say it was one thing. But I think communication and being brutally honest about the things that you want—what you fantasize about, or whatever…. No matter what, talk to each other. That stuff you might be nervous to hear? You gotta want to know. Jenna and I have a trick we use to check in with each other,” Tatum dished. “We say, ‘On a scale of one to 10, how much do you love me right now?’ It’s not as romantic as you think. Sometimes it’s like, ‘I love you at a six right now. I have an issue, and you asked. So now I’m going to tell you….’”
And if that doesn’t work, Channing just sculpts her. What women wouldn’t find that sexy? “I really love anatomy, in general. I like sculpting bodies,” Tatum said. “My sculptures look like my wife. Not pregnant. [Laughs] Her old body.”
Read Channing’s entire interview with Elle here.