Jenna Dewan-Tatum Recalls That Time Channing Tatum Failed at Being Vegan

Though Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been happily married to Channing Tatum for almost seven years, she admits there are still a few things they can never agree upon. Case in point: Vegetables.

According to the mom-of-one, who is a staunch vegan, her husband simply can’t cut out meat and dairy products from his diet. In fact, Dewan-Tatum says the actor even once tried — and then failed — to stick to a plant-based diet.

“He really did try to be vegan for six months,” she tells Women’s Health in her latest cover story. “The guy doesn’t like vegetables, which makes it tough. It was hard in the beginning because you want someone to be on the same page, but you’ve gotta let people be themselves.”

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While her hubby keeps in shape with his own routine, the 35-year-old actress credits her toned physique to healthy eating and working out while her daughter is away at daycare.

“I love 45-minute power workouts,” she tells the publication. “I get in, do my thing, and then I’m able to go pick up Everly from school. It gives me energy.”

She adds, “I need somebody to motivate me. I like the motivation of having somebody watching over and giving me inspiration.”

As for her acting career, Dewan-Tatum hopes she can show off her sporty side onscreen too.

“I want to do stunts and play a badass,” she says. “Like Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Physicality, fun, evilness.”

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