Channing Tatum's Secret to a Happy Marriage Makes Him Even Sexier

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channing tatumI think it's safe to say that Channing Tatum is hands down one of the sexiest men alive, period. I mean, HELLO -- he looks amazing in an army uniform a la Dear John, knows a thing or two about dancing (and stripping!), and seems totally down to earth. As if all of these things weren't enough to earn him the title of "THE Hollywood hunk," the way he talks about wife Jenna Dewan is absolutely adorbs.

In a recent interview with Elle, the White House Down star gushes about his wife of four years, saying their relationship is stronger than ever, and he reveals his big secret to keeping things fresh. Ready for it? Strong communication and brutal honesty.

Hmmmm, I can handle brutal honesty. Especially if it's coming with a side of those baby blue eyes.

"I think communication and being brutally honest about the things you want, what you fantasize about or whatever ... no matter what, talk to each other," Channing told Elle. "That stuff you might be nervous to hear? You gotta want to know."

Ain't that the truth. In any relationship, you have to take the good with the bad. Things aren't always going to be perfect. You won't always be on cloud nine. If you and your partner can't approach the bad topics in a way that's functional -- then there's no way you'll be able to make it in the long haul.

Channing's tip for addressing conflict? His love rating scale. The actor says that he and Jenna often ask the question, "On a scale of one to 10, how much do you love me right now?" Well hello there open door for easy confrontation. But according to him, it's necessary. He needs to hear that there are times his wife loves him at a "six" because it helps him fix a problem and move forward.

Obviously good communication takes the work of two people. I've been in romantic scenarios where sometimes, our styles just don't click. At the end of the day, it's 100 percent something that can make or break a relationship. One day I'll be one lucky lady if I can find someone with a style like Channing's. Someone with abs like his wouldn't hurt, either.

Do you and your partner communicate as well as Jenna and Channing? What's your stay-together secret?


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Cleme... Clemency3

Brutal honesty is NECESSARY not just in marriage but with everyone in this country period. I think without those 2...your marriage is doomed. When you are afraid to tell your spouse something then that means you do not fully trust your spouse or are comfortable enough with your spouse. I perfectly agree with his comment. 

racemel racemel

Can we please clone him?!?!?!?!

Derek W. Newell

Hello there, my name is Derek, and I was hoping  you would like to view a poem I wrote in reference to the relationship amongst celebrity couples. Please go to Google, type in my name, Derek Newell, and then my poem, ''EXPRESS IT''. Please turn your family and friends on to my poem, I know it will inspire them. OK folks, you all take care, and never fear, and remember this always please.....

It is today that matters, not tomorrow, next week or after,

It is now that counts, so fill your life, with hope, joy and laughter.





Lauren Wasinger

I used to know a couple who cracked me up, because sometimes they would look at each other and say "I love you, but right now I don't like you much." I just thought it was so honest and made the point that they were still in love, no matter how they might feel at that moment. :)

nonmember avatar opinion5

ok i get what he's saying but why do you have to be "brutally" honest?

You can get your point across without being a jerk like "hey lets go brush our teeth we're not smelling too fresh" instead of being like "omg your breath is disgusting" or like "hey maybe you could try something different down there" instead of "your bush is a HUGE turnoff."

You get the idea, you can be honest without being "brutal."

nonmember avatar erahrah

Yall are kidding yourselves if you think you want your man to be "brutally honest." You can say things in a nice way and lessens the blow. How would you like it if your husband was like "you gotta do something about that cellulite?" Or he could be like "I think you could benefit from adding toning exercises to your routing." You don't have to be BRUTAL but you do have to be HONEST.

Candace Whiteman

I have been husband and I get along all the time...we don't argue....we can be around each other 24/7 for months at a time and still get along and miss each other when we are apart... I wish everyone that kind of relationship!

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