Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum seem to be total relationship goals. They’re both hot and attractive and seem to gush over each other to the press all the time. It’s obvious that they are totally crazy about each other. They have a beautiful daughter together and seem like a happy family. The truth is though, no relationship is perfect and these two are no different from any other couple.
They fight, have trouble communicating, and their busy schedules keep them apart often. It seems like there is always some sort of speculation that they’re headed for a split and might end up being the next Hollywood couple to divorce. It can’t all be rumors, can it? There is plenty of evidence to prove that it’s not all sunshine and roses between Channing and Jenna. If you read between the lines during interviews they have given or analyze their social media accounts, it becomes clear that they aren’t the model of perfection, after all.
From solo selfies to overly flirtatious co-stars, Jenna and Channing have had heir fair share of ugly moments that could mean there might be trouble in paradise. You be the judge. Here are 15 shady things everyone forgets about Channing Tatum’s marriage.
15 Channing Didn't Want To Commit At First
Jenna and Channing met on the set of the 2006 feature film, Step Up. Their attraction was instant, but both of them had just gotten out of a serious relationship and Channing felt a bit gun shy about committing to a relationship. Jenna visited The Ellen Show and explained how the two finally starting dating.
"He did this whole thing where he didn't want to be in a relationship,” Jenna recalled, “So I was like, 'Look, if you want to date other people and be free, that's fine, but we're not going to hang out and watch movies. You've got to figure out what you want, because I know I want to be in a relationship with you.'"
She then went on to say that after a night of partying with friends, he showed up at her hotel room door wearing a sombrero, underwear, and boots. The rest is history.
14 A Cruel Marriage Proposal
These two may look like they’re in wedded bliss in the photograph above but the road to marriage started off a bit rocky. Channing sat down for an interview with BBC Radio 1 and admitted that his marriage proposal was actually kind of cruel.
“When I proposed to my wife I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me," he explained. "I basically told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off." It seems like he went a bit too far. "I told her, ‘I don’t believe in the institution of marriage and I don’t think I ever want to get married,'" he said. Jenna broke down in tears and he actually had to change his timing and propose sooner than later.
13 Jenna's Napping Photo - Did She Consent?
The tabloids had a field day when Channing posted a cheeky pic of Jenna on Instagram. The photo in question was of Jenna, curled up in bed while wearing nothing but her birthday suit. He wrote the caption: “Nap time = The Best Time”. While most people took this as a sweet capture of a man admiring his wife, not everyone thought it was well received.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, a source told them Jenna was not too happy that Channing had shared such an intimate moment on social media for all to see. They even went on to claim that the couple were seen arguing in public about the racy Instagram post. While it may just be a rumor, it could also be a sign that they're skating on thin ice.
12 Jenna's Infamous Vacation Selfie #FlyingSolo
Fans began to speculate that there might be trouble in paradise for Channing and Jenna, when she posted a solo vacation selfie on Instagram during a birthday trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The photo in question shows Jenna draped over rocks in a swimsuit with the caption; “Part of your world”. People took notice and wondered why Channing was absent from the holiday celebration.
The gossip might have stemmed from the fact that the two had not posted any pics or commented on each other’s social media accounts for a bit. Fans began to question the whereabouts of Channing. One follower wrote,“Where’s your husband?? I mean you’re on vacation and celebrating your birthday...no hubby?” Another person commented, “they never post about each other anymore ? makes me worried!!”
11 Channing Lost His Wedding Ring
Channing was seen on the set of the film G.I. Joe wearing a string on his finger because he had lost his wedding ring. Jenna insisted that he wear the string as a “reminder”. He talked about the incident when he was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
"During the first few takes of the morning, I forgot I had it (ring) on.” He shared. “You got to take it off and put it in your pocket and I thought, 'That's probably a very bad idea because I don't have a very good memory'. "I was like, 'Hey, can you hold this for me?' and she (prop mistress) put it half way on because it was really cold... It slipped off and it was not found." He then shared that Jenna was angry about it.
10 They Fight More Often Than You Think
From the outside looking in, Channing and Jenna might look like they have a perfect celebrity relationship. They often seem smitten with one another at public events but the truth is, things are way different in private, when they’re not in front of the cameras. The illusion that they have the most flawless relationship in Hollywood is totally false.
Jenna was recently featured on the cover of Health magazine and admitted in an interview that her marriage with Channing is far from perfect. It actually takes a lot of work because they fight like a regular couple. “We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other." She said.
9 Where's Channing?
Jenna posted another Instagram pic a few weeks ago that had people speculating that her marriage was in trouble. She shared a playful moment in a friend’s bed that featured her reading a newspaper with two friends. The caption, which promoted a friends product, was pretty straight forward. She wrote, “Just in read all about it! We love you @kristin_ess ❤️ (aaaaand your new products are DIVINE too)”
It seems like an innocent enough post but fans took to Instagram to express concern that Channing was once again absent in the photograph. One follower wrote, “And Channing?? Where is he?” Another concerned fan commented, “BUT WHERES CHANNING”. This day and age, people take social media seriously and are looking for hints from celebrities that their marriage is in trouble. Channing and Jenna are happy to leave everybody guessing.
8 Distance Makes The Bedroom Grow Colder
After being married for so many years, it takes a lot of work to keep things spicy in the bedroom. Some couples resort to scheduling intimacy to make sure that they are still connecting in that way. Jenna was interviewed by Redbook Magazine and talked about the challenges of being apart and trying to find time for a little bit of hanky panky.
"We are not sex schedulers – not yet! Give us a couple more years.” She said, “Maybe with child number two. There's a beauty in being two busy people because we get a lot of time to miss each other. To continue to miss someone after so many years is kind of a blessing in disguise." We suspect that she’s trying to justify feeling distant from her husband.
7 Communication Challenges
Jenna was asked in the same Redbook Magazine interview what her biggest relationship challenge was and her answer was very telling. "Communication” She said, “You change when you're together from 25 to 35. I think maybe in my early 20s, I might have tiptoed around issues or didn't want to make too many waves. Now it's like, "This is how I'm feeling." You have to be okay with the other person becoming defensive, to let them be emotional and accept that it won't be okay for a while."
This may sound like a healthy perspective but if you read between the lines, it’s obvious that she and Channing have issues when it comes communicating. It seems like he might get defensive when they argue and she had to find her voice.
6 Divorce Rumors
Divorce rumors have pretty much followed these two since the moment that they tied the knot. From speculation due to their silence on each other’s social media accounts to the cover of Star Magazine, these two just can’t escape the gossip that their marriage is in trouble.
According to the tabloid, Channing is guilty of just about every offense out there when it comes to his marriage. They claim that he constantly hits on women, removes his wedding ring to go out clubbing, and that the couple fight over his drinking and partying. If any of this is true, then Jenna totally has her hands full. While this all may very well be gossip, we can’t help but wonder if there is a slight kernel of truth to the rumors.
5 A Baby To Save Their Marriage
Channing and Jenna have one adorable child together named Everly. They may seem like a happy family but tabloids reported that the couple were once going through a rough patch and Channing came up with the perfect idea. He thought that having another baby might potentially save their strained marriage.
According to OK Magazine, a source told them that Jenna had reservations about having baby #2 because she primarily took care of their daughter and wanted to wait until Channing’s work slowed down to grow their family. It seems that his successful career and hectic schedule was causing issues in the marriage. “He’s got a crazy-hectic schedule, and it’s made him an absentee husband and dad,” the source told the tabloid. “Channing knows this is make-or-break time for his marriage.”
4 Flirting With Co-stars
Things got a little bit too flirty between Channing and his Magic Mike XXL co-star, Amber Heard. The actress was engaged to Johnny Depp at the time but sources that were on the set of the film told OK Magazine that the two were flirting, even when the cameras stopped rolling. The chemistry was so strong between the two of them that everyone could feel their attraction.
According to the tabloid, Jenna was not happy with the situation when she visited the set and things were very tense. “They were very flirty and everybody saw it.” The source told the magazine. “You could feel the tension when Jenna visited the set.” Rumor has it that Jenna even brought their daughter to the set to keep Channing focus on the family.
3 Shameless Dress Pic
Jenna posted a solo pic once again on Instagram that reignited divorce rumors. The post in question featured Jenna in a sequined gold gown while walking the red carpet for the American Music Awards. She wrote the caption, “Shameless dress pic. Because it’s one of my favorites ever.” The actress looked stunning and totally vamped it up for the paparazzi cameras.
There was just one problem. Channing was nowhere to be found, yet again, and fans took notice of his absence. Many took to Instagram to post their concerns. One follower commented, “Where are the posts of hubby? Are u 2 next on Hollywood divorce list?” Another person wrote, “You look amazing but where is Channing?” It seems like these two just can’t escape the speculation that they are headed for a split.
2 They Get Jealous Of Love Scenes
It must not be easy to be married to an actor or actress and watch them get steamy with a person other than you. Even the most secure relationships might feel a bit strained under that kind of pressure. Channing totally gets jealous when Jenna films a love scene.
She spoke with E News about how Channing feels when she smooches another co-star. “It'd be weird if he was like, ‘Ah, I'm cool with it, do whatever,' you know? Go and have fun. It's never fun, but you just get really used to it, it's weird after a lot of years in this [industry],” Jenna shared about her love scenes on Witches of East End. “[Channing and the cast] are, like, really good friends, so it's even more awkward.”
1 Jenna Takes Artistic Control
Jenna is totally hands on when it comes to what Channing wears on-screen. She took total control over the details of what he and the other cast members wore in the Magic Mike films. So much so that entire script was re-written so that the characters wore thongs in the movie. This is a woman who knows what she wants and will stop at nothing to be in total control.
Channing sat down with Vanity Fair and talked about the unprecedented level of influence Jenna had over the wardrobe for the film. "That was going to be one of our plot points: To thong or not to thong," he told said. "But my wife was like, 'You cannot have a movie without these guys getting in thongs.'"
Sources: eonline.com, today.com, gossipcop.com, contactmusic.com, cafemom.com, redbookmag.com, okmagazine.com, hollywoodlife.com, lifeandstylemag.com, vanityfair.com
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