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Channing Tatum Loves Watching Everly ‘Experience the World’

06/05/2014 at 10:55 AM ET

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Channing Tatum is one doting dad.

PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2013 and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum celebrated their daughter Everly‘s first birthday over the weekend, and the Hollywood superstar is reveling in every moment with his little girl.

Besides cuddling, Tatum says the most enjoyable activity he does with his toddler is getting out of the house and going on hikes with her to explore nature and discover life.

“Watching her experience the world and seeing other kids and people is my favorite thing to do with her,” Tatum, 34, told PEOPLE at the New York screening of his new film, 22 Jump Street, on Wednesday.

“She saw a kite for the first time and she was like, ‘What is that?’ It’s fun to see her experience new things.”

Tatum’s love of the outdoors is evident in his birthday greeting to Everly. To mark her milestone, the proud dad posted a picture on Instagram of her happily standing outside in the grass wearing a precious fairy outfit.

“Happy birthday my angel!” Tatum wrote.

Dewan-Tatum added: “Can’t believe she’s already one! Happy birthday to our little fairy!”

– Paul Chi

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Penelope on

Here’s another dude with a publicist working overtime. I know he has a movie coming out, but isn’t there a better story than something from his personal life? Maybe a funny story from the set? I’m just not interested in his role as dad. I want to hear about making movies. Next week he’ll be complaining about how intrusive the media is. Well look at these kinds of stories! The doting father gag is as old as the hills!

Jenn on

If you aren’t interested in his role as a dad, then it’s a wonder that you bothered to click on the article and read it. The headline clearly indicates that it is an article about him as a father.

Penelope on

To complain. They need better stories!

KLD on

Penelope,
I am pretty sure that what he’s doing here is trying to control the press coverage of his daughter so he doesn’t have Paparazzi following stalking his daughter trying to get the odd picture of her. More and more stars are trying to put out controlled information about their kids to feed the appetites people have so they won’t be stalked. Notice the picture of her they released, didn’t show her face.

Amy V on

Let me break this down for you. He does an interview and People, in turn, breaks it down into as many mini-stories they think will be palatable to their readers so they can maximize hits on their website. Comments just add to that. If it bothers you so much, be more selective about what you choose to click and comment on.

Penelope on

Amy V, this article is from People. Not from another source. And it’s still snoozeville. I know you guys need to coo over what a big, strong, masculine, dad he is but it’s still boring

Penelope on

I don’t thin Channing Tatum is that big of a star…yet. I don’t know that he has paparazzi following his wife all the time. Maybe occasionally.

FelicityJune on

so at one year old she said: what is that?? Yeah right!!!

klutzy_girl on

Well, FelicityJune she likely said something along the lines of “wha dat?” or “dat?” etc. In order to translate in the article he used the proper terminology.

Man, you’re damned it you do and damned if you don’t, eh? Too bad everyone isn’t the shining example of a perfect human being that some of these commentors are proclaiming to be.

arijana on

if only my hubby tried to bond with our daughter

Amy V on

Penelope – I didn’t say they took an interview from somewhere else. And I don’t see anyone “coo coo”ing over how he’s a big strong dad. Just confused about why you’re choosing to consciously waste your time, unless you’re just out trolling.

MYEF on

What snarky hateful people. Is it really that hard to just read an article and think it is nice there ARE doting Dad’s? Seriously what is wrong with all these hate filled pessimistic posters? Happy Bday to an adorable little angel indeed! Enjoy your time with her it does go by so fast!

Lisa on

The is the cutest story. I love Channing and it warms my heart that he’s a loving father. I adore these types of stories. Ignore the haters who have written negative comments below. People.com I love your family stories. It humanizes celebs. We are all the same.

Amy on

I love Channing Tatum. He’s my favorite and it sounds like he is a wonderful dad.

Sofie on

I adore this story. Channing sounds like a fantastic father. This article warms my heart. Ignore the haters who have written negative comments about this article and Channing. People is a publication that makes celebs relatable. This is the interesting stories readers want to read about. Keep up the great work.

Ruby on

Aww! I love stories like this! I’m sure her face was like “what is that?” not that she said it. Come on people, common sense. Keep up the good work Channing!

anonymous on

MYEF – “Hateful” “snarky” people???? Sure there’s some cynism from people who refuse to be sheep, fawning over every so-called celebrity, but you need to get a grip. Hate is something else entirely. My 0.02? He’s a mediocre actor at best and could pass as Wayne Rooney’s twin brother.

JHL on

I feel sorry for all you ‘too cool for this’ posters who were clearly forced at gunpoint to read these stories and comment along with the ‘sheep’. You guys are clearly too awesome for sites like this. Send out an SOS so a SWAT team can come rescue you poseurs from whoever is holding you hostage and forcing you to do this. Tragic.

Genevieve on

My daughter’s first words were “what that?” at 11 1/2 months old. His absolutely could ask that question. My daughter drove us nuts asking that about everything new she saw :)

Renee on

Very cute. I personally like reading happy stories such as this one and it reminds me of when my kids were that age. For what it’s worth both of mine were pointing and saying “What’s that?” before 12 months. Just because it’s not the norm, doesn’t mean it can’t happen

Anonymous on

Penelope- If you don’t like reading stories about celebrity babies, then maybe you shouldn’t be on a site devoted to them? Just a thought! ;)

Anyway, Channing sounds like an awesome father!

anonymous on

JHL – You must live a sheltered life if you consider negative opinions and dissenting views on a gossip site as “tragic”. Google “Moncton RCMP officers killed by gunman” if you want tragic. Moron

Anonymous on

anonymous- JHL was clearly being sarcastic. And you didn’t need to resort to name-calling!

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