The "Sexiest Thing" Jenna Dewan Has Ever Done
Channing Tatum has written the mother of all open letters to his daughter and has absolutely slayed us to the grave in the process.
The hot AF actor drew on his goal-worthy relationship with wife Jenna Dewan for the Cosmopolitan op-ed, dropping the sweetest advice on all things love, sex and marriage for three-year-old Everly.
"I tried to imagine the things I'd want her to read that would help her understand men and sex and partnership better, and at that moment, I realised a strange thing," Channing writes. "I don't want her looking to the outside world for answers.
"My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be."
And then he got real about true love and goodness gracious prepare to have your heart broken into a thousand pieces.
"I thought about when I first met Jenna," the 37-year-old continues. "I knew our connection was really powerful, but I wasn't sure what our relationship was going to be.
"Then one day, Jenna just blurted out that she knew exactly what she wanted in life and she didn't have to look for it anymore because it was me. She had no idea what I'd say or how I'd react, but that was her truth.
"I remember feeling this incredible rush - it was the sexiest thing she'd ever done for me. I felt strength, because in that moment, she had accepted every part of me, the good and the bad.
"And I knew she wasn't auditioning me or hoping I'd meet some set of expectations. That radical authenticity of hers was what made me fall head over heels in love."
I took this just days after jenna and I (mostly jenna) brought our little girl into the world. I've taken many like it over the past 3 years but this is one of my favorites. She was so tired. Haha. But she has such deep strength and other worldly grace. Watching her in those first days transform into a mother was life changing. She was every bit the beautiful, sexy, funny, flawed creature I fell in love with. But the prism turned and showed a whole new light that I had no idea existed, the light of a mothers love. Thank you for that baby. Saw this quote today --" The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh" there are a lot of important things in being a father. Who knows what the most important thing is? All I know is that in my case this is pretty high on my list. Love you cake!
Crying yet? Well Channing isn't quite finished.
"We all know that every one of us is different and has a unique road map to our heart," he concludes. "We learn how to navigate it by leaping into love with both feet and giving our full selves without expecting anything in return.
"So I guess if there's one thing that I think men wish women knew, it's just that they are alone enough.
"When more women start to truly feel this power in themselves, the world will become so magical, it makes my head hurt."
Meanwhile, we can't even get a text back.