Channing Tatum’s ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Stripper Moves Have to Be Wife-Approved

Channing Skinny-Dips
Channing Tatum admits to skinny-dipping with Jonah Hill.
Like the rest of the world, Channing Tatum’s wife can’t wait to feast her eyes on the banana sling cornucopia that will be Magic Mike XXL.

But unlike the rest of us, Jenna Dewan-Tatum gets to see all of Channing’s stripper moves before they hit the big screen – and it’s up to her to give the thumbs up.


Yesterday, Channing revealed that his stripper skills are put to the test by his wife of one year: “Our two choreographers on the movie, they’re really, really good friends [with Jenna],” he said. “So I work it out with them and then I go show Jenna for approval.”

We imagine it’s a tough job, and send Jenna our full gratitude for her efforts. Because it turns out that when it comes to Magic Mike, she may be one of the film’s biggest fans.

“She actually loves Magic Mike, believe it or not,” Channing revealed. “It’s an interesting thing that actors have to deal with. We’re 10 years into it now, so it’s kind of old hat – we’ve moved past it,” he said of his former stripper days.

“It’s just a part of me telling some part of my life,” he explained. “And she understands that.”

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters and causes lust-induced pandemonium on July 1, 2015.