Everyone has insecurities, even Channing Tatum. While the reviews of "Magic Mike XXL" prove that the star doesn’t have to worry about his body or his dance moves, he has concerns about fatherhood. The actor recently revealed he has insecurities when it comes to parenting.
“It’s scary. You made this thing and have to bring it into the world together. … 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,’” Tatum, 35, explained to Vanity Fair. “You can’t put it back in there. It doesn’t go that direction.”
The actor welcomed his daughter, Everly, in May 2013 with wife Jenna Dewan Tatum. Channing gave full credit to the mother of his child, whom he met on the set of “Step Up” in 2006.
“But Jenna is a super mom,” Channing said. “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.”
His wife gives him more credit than he gives himself. Even when Everly was just four months old, Jenna, 34, said her husband was proving to be a great father. “He’s in the trailer, he’s rocking her to sleep, I’m running back and forth breastfeeding,” Jenna told ET Canada (via People) in 2013 as she was on set filming “Witches of East End.” “He’s been amazing — every chance he gets he’s here.”
It seems like she still feels the same way two years later. She posted a sweet message for Channing on Father's Day:
Happy daddy day to my amazing baby daddy you are our world!!!! _____ @channingtatum
— Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennaldewan) June 21, 2015
Channing’s latest film — in which he plays a sexy stripper — isn’t exactly family friendly, but he knows he can’t hide the “Magic Mike” franchise from his daughter. However, he can use his “Magic Mike” paychecks to make her life a little easier. “She's gonna see it,” Channing told People. “There's no way I could shelter her from it. I'm setting aside money for college and for therapy.”
His next project won’t be quite as awkward for his little girl to see. Channing will play Gambit, the Marvel Comics character, in a 2016 film and is rumored to make an appearance in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
“Magic Mike XXL” hits theaters on Wednesday.