I know it’s summer and it’s hot outside, but it feels like it’s burning up all of a sudden, right my friends? LOL. Let’s just blame the temperature on Channing Tatum, now shall we? Ha!
The hot celebrity dad recently admitted that he absolutely loves being a father, which honestly just makes him hotter in our eyes. The Magic Mike XXL star Channing Tatum covers the August issue of Vanity Fair and opens up about family life with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum and their 2-year-old daughter Everly. Here are some highlights:
On his daughter’s birth: “It was crazy. You feel helpless. We like to think of ourselves as big, strong men, and we could handle whatever situation. And reality is [that women] are so much stronger than we could ever be. There’s a reason why we weren’t given that job, evolutionary or whatever. My wife, she’s a warrior. She did it as natural as you can. [As a man], you’re basically a cheerleader. ‘Come on, baby. You can do it.’ I would’ve tapped out in the first.”
On parenthood: “It’s scary. You made this thing and have to bring it into the world together. You think people are going to be there, but ultimately you just have each other. Knock on wood, everything goes well, now you have a baby. They’re like, ‘OK, here you go.’ They hand it to you, and you’re like, ‘Uh, wait a minute. Aren’t you guys going to come home with us and make sure we’re not screwing this thing up?’ I think every parent has that moment where they’re like, ‘Oh, maybe this was a bad idea; We don’t know how to do this.’ You can’t put it back in there. It doesn’t go that direction. But Jenna is a super mom. There’s no other way to say it. She is there every single second, every single day. I love being a dad. They’re like little mirrors running around. They show you things about yourself you wouldn’t pay attention to before. Jenna says it all the time: ‘Oh, my God, that is so you right there.’ But I don’t know if I’m good at it. I now look back on my own parents and have a better appreciation.”
On Magic Mike XXL: “[The characters in the film] have been acting like they’ve been on spring break for 15 years. Now the ride’s over. Everybody’s sobering up, having to figure out what they’re going to do with the rest of their lives. I think this one is probably more what people wanted in the first film. We just couldn’t do it on the first movie. I think we all wanted there to be moments like that in the first film, but the reality of that world is not all giggles and fun. We had to let people understand that we knew the world, that it’s a real one, not savory at times, at least the one I was privy to.”
Source via Vanity Fair