Jenna Dewan Tatum Dishes About Her Sex Life with Channing Tatum
Jenna discusses sex and relationships in the May issue of Redbook, offering some intimate details about her seven-year marriage with her former Step Up co-star. She says that she and Channing still manage to find time to connect with each other despite the responsibilities that come with raising their three-year-old daughter, Everly.
“We are not sex schedulers – not yet! Give us a couple more years,” Jenna says. “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.”
The actress and dancer offers advice about maintaining healthy communication in a longterm relationship as you get older. “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,'” she says.
“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.”
Jenna firmly believes that you can keep a relationship exciting if you keep things exciting for yourself.
“People always ask, ‘Do you do anything to keep it fresh for your man?’ I hate that question. I’m like, “No. Why is it for your man? I do things to keep it fresh for myself. The lingerie I buy is not for him necessarily. It’s for us and for myself. If you feel sexy, then it’s good for you.”
Pick up a copy of Redbook when it hits newsstands on Apr. 18.