He told Howard Stern around that time, "Having a daughter has helped me [rein in his work obligations]. I only have so much time on this earth and I have to be able to look at her at some point and go 'this was worth me taking time away out of our lives together,' and other than that, just do really great stuff that almost doesn't matter about the box office and stuff like that."Asked how he and his wife managed jealousy and the inevitable temptation that comes with being famous and being in close quarters with other members of the opposite sex, Tatum said that really hadn't been his experience since he and Jenna got together."The temptation really isn't, I think, an aspect," he said in 2015.
"And I don't really know how to describe that, other than if you keep the line taut between you and your lover, the person you devoted your life to, that doesn't have any room to squeak in.
And then I ran smack into Jenna."And yes, the dancing was hot, but "it's not just really the dancing," he said. She really is my counterweight in life."On last April, Jenna recalled telling her would-be suitor, "I said, 'Well look, if you want to date other people and be free that's totally fine. You have to figure out what you want because I want a relationship.'"Three nights later, he knocked on her hotel room door wearing only his underwear, plus a sombrero and Uggs, and declared, "'Let's do this.'""It's even worse," Jenna continued, "because the next morning he was in my room and I go to set because I had an earlier call time. We've banged on his door and called his room.' And I called a PA over and said, 'He's in my room.'""I knew instantly that we had chemistry and it wasn't just going to be a 'hey, what's up' [hookup]," Tatum told Stern.
"Maybe it was the fact that it was the last thing something the Sexiest Man Alive would be doing. Maybe it was the sexy skunk musk that made him think of it."On a more heartfelt note, Jenna also told the magazine about her man-of-the-moment husband, "He's super romantic: Once, he planned this secret trip to Hawaii for my birthday. He is such an openhearted person; what you see is what you get. "I'll think, 'OK, I've been with my daughter a lot, so Channing and I need a date night...
Tatum last paid social media tribute to his wife the day after Dewan's 37th birthday in December."This creature is one more year beautiful," he captioned a black and white portrait of her that he took himself.
"The transformation she invoked this year has been something they only write about in books of fairytale and magic. By doing so you make everything around you grow- everything.
About the importance of growing together in a marriage, she continued, "Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa. We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don't really like each other."Naturally, it's impossible to keep the honeymoon period alive for the duration of a marriage.
But I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work. A month after they tied the knot on July 11, 2009, at the Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, Channing Tatum told he was "as happy as I possibly can be on the planet right now."He added, "We've been together, and nothing's really changed.