It’s a mer-family! Well, sort of.
It’s a mer-family! Well, sort of.
Channing Tatum is a man of many talents.
He can dance, wield a gun and do his own stunt work. But can he change a diaper?
Before the birth of his daughter, Everly, last year, the actor told PEOPLE, “I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning. I hope I don’t have any problems where the diaper falls off and the baby poops on the ground.”
But now that Everly just celebrated her first birthday, the doting dad says he has mastered the tasks.
“I’m solid at changing a diaper now,” Tatum, 34, proudly told PEOPLE at the 22 Jump Street press day on Thursday.
“If a guy isn’t good at changing a diaper, I don’t know what he’s there for, really, ’cause they’re not there for the first seven months for any other reason than to do that because the mom is the end-all, be-all of everything.”
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.”
Happy birthday, Everly!
Actor Channing Tatum celebrated his daughter’s big milestone — her first birthday on Saturday! — with a very fitting Instagram.
“Happy birthday my angel,” Tatum, 34, captioned the cherubic snapshot, which shows Everly playing outside in a peach-colored tulle dress and green, flowery wings.
“Can’t believe she’s already one! Happy birthday to our little fairy!” mom Jenna Dewan-Tatum wrote along with the same sweet photo posted to her Instagram account.
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Little Everly Tatum is not a Mother Goose kind of girl.
“Lest you think that it’s all baby talk, Everly has more modern taste,” Dewan-Tatum, 33, tells the January issue of Ocean Drive magazine. “She is obsessed with Drake‘s ‘Hold on, We’re Going Home.’ If I put that on, she will sleep in five seconds.”
And who else does the princess die for? None other than R&B stylist Prince, whose “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” is also a sleepy time fave.
“It’s funny, he’s so sensitive,” Dewan-Tatum tells Ellen DeGeneres during Wednesday’s episode of her talk show. “He’s this really strong big guy in life but you give him this little baby and he’s like, ‘Oh my God … Is she going to drop? Am I doing everything okay?’ ”
Tatum, 33, has practical talents, too. “He’s the most amazing diaper changer,” The Witches of East End star says. “It’s the one thing he knows he can do. He’s like, ‘Let me get in there. Let me change those diapers … Here you go.'”
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When the actress is busy filming, the new dad is on duty, caring for the couple’s 4-month-old daughter Everly.
“He’s in the trailer, he’s rocking her to sleep, I’m running back and forth breastfeeding,” Dewan-Tatum says.
“He’s been amazing — every chance he gets he’s here. He’s like, ‘I could sit here and be set husband all day long. This is so fun!'”