Channing Tatum is flawless!
The actor has emotional depths we never pictured, and he’s not afraid to show them!
His sensitivity is apparent in a letter he wrote to his three-year-old daughter Everly. It comes as a precursor to the opening of the Magic Mike show in Las Vegas, which in honor of its launch, Cosmo mag asked the 37-year-old to write something for its readers.
Well, bet they never bargained they’d get teary-eyed from its sweetness!
Addressing the often thorny subjects of love and sex, Channing writes:
“In honor of the launch of Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas, my friends at Cosmo generously invited me to write something for you. The more I thought about this, the more I thought about my daughter reading this article someday. I pictured her in her late teens or early 20s, hoping to explore and discover her sexuality and dreaming about finding true love.
“I tried to imagine the things I’d want her to read that would help her understand men and sex and partnership better, and at that moment, I realized a strange thing. I don’t want her looking to the outside world for answers. My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be.”
Crying yet? There’s more!
The actor brings up his relationship with wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, revealing how she instinctively gave him what he needed, thereby changing him forever in the process:
“I thought about when I first met Jenna. I knew our connection was really powerful, but I wasn’t sure what our relationship was going to be. Then one day, Jenna just blurted out that she knew exactly what she wanted in life and she didn’t have to look for it anymore because it was me. She had no idea what I’d say or how I’d react, but that was her truth. I remember feeling this incredible rush ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ it was the sexiest thing she’d ever done for me. I felt strength, because in that moment, she had accepted every part of me, the good and the bad. And I knew she wasn’t auditioning me or hoping I’d meet some set of expectations. That radical authenticity of hers was what made me fall head over heels in love. Before I experienced it, I wouldn’t have known how to ask for it. Now I know it’s what I was always craving. And that’s what I want for my daughter ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ to be expectation-less with her love and not allow preconceived standards to affect her, to ask herself what she wants and feel empowered enough to act on it.”
What a wonderful thing for a father to want for his daughter!
“We all know that every one of us is different and has a unique road map to our heart. We learn how to navigate it by leaping into love with both feet and giving our full selves without expecting anything in return. So I guess if there’s one thing that I think men wish women knew, it’s just that they alone are enough. When more women start to truly feel this power in themselves, the world will become so magical, it makes my head hurt.
“We live in a society that has trained men and women to play certain kinds of roles for a long time, and the beauty of this amazing moment we’re living in is that we’re finally starting to break free from those roles. Women, especially, are realizing that they no longer have to conform to certain standards of social and sexual behavior, and this changes what they need from men and the role of men in general.”
Thank you for sharing this, Channing! You rock!
Read the full letter HERE!
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