The editors at People magazine got it right this year. They have crowned the incredibly swoon-worthy Channing Tatum their “Sexiest Man Alive.”
The “Magic Mike” star couldn’t believe it when he heard the news. As Tatum described it, “My first thought was, ‘Ya’ll are messing with me. I told (my wife) Jenna (Dewan-Tatum) after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked. She was like, ‘What?’… she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now.”
The actor’s wife of three years, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, chimed in. “People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don’t know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is. He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get.”
It’s not effortless to look as good as Tatum does though. He admits, “I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I can’t move well and I like to move. When I’m not training, I get really round and soft.”
So what are his future plans? It looks like he’s ready to pass on his enviable gene pool to the next generation. “I’m ready; I think she’s ready. The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that. It’s really easy for us guys to say, ‘I want like 15 kids.’ Jenna will be like, ‘Well you better get another wife!’”
Read more in this special issue of People, available now.