Channing Tatum talks about diving into the world of his seven-year-old ‘daughters’ wearing tutus and pink
Channing Tatum feared he wouldn’t connect with seven-year-old daughter Everly’s girlish side when he became a single dad … but now loves tutus, nail polish and braid hair
Channing Tatum reveals that he was initially afraid of not being able to connect with his seven-year-old daughter Everly after becoming a single father.
Following his divorce from Jenna Dewan after nearly nine years of marriage in 2019, the Magic Mike star worried he wouldn’t be able to relate to his little girl, who he says is ‘sassy, beautiful and magical in every way’ in a a new way. interview with Parents
In an effort to dive into his ‘daughter’ world and find out who she is, the 40-year-old father got comfortable with tutus, face paint and taught her how to braid.
Navigating the Girl’s World: Channing Tatum Reveals He Was Initially Afraid of Not being able to connect with his seven-year-old daughter Everly after becoming a single father
“When I became a single dad, I was very scared of interacting with Everly in any way a little girl could want.
“I didn’t wear nail polish and didn’t know how to braid hair,” he told the outlet. “But now I do both.”
Tatum continued, “I jumped with both feet into this magical world and I was rewarded with a kind of love that I don’t think I could have had otherwise.”
All quality time with his quarantined child amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic eventually inspired his book, The One and Only Sparkella, which came out May 4.
Co-Parents: Following his divorce from Jenna Dewan after nearly nine years of marriage in 2019, the Magic Mike star worried he wouldn’t be able to relate to his little girl, who he says is’ sassy, beautiful and magical in every way. ‘is. in a new interview with parents; seen in 2017
Too Cute: In an effort to dive into his daughter’s ‘world’ and find out who she is, 40-year-old dad got comfortable wearing tutus, face paint and taught her how to braid
He first announced his upcoming picture book on Instagram with an image of him with a pair of pink fairy wings surrounded by stuffed toys and dolls in August.
“ Guys, I don’t know about you guys, but it got a little weird for me in quarantine, ” he captioned his Instagram post.
‘I accidentally locked myself in my 7-year-old daughter’s room. And finally I found my inner child. ‘
“So this is what I made for my little girl,” he continued. ‘From what, I think, is the little girl in me. Thank you for reading.’
Author: All quality time with his quarantined child amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ultimately inspired his book, The One and Only Sparkella, which came out May 4; seen in 2020
The book is described as a ‘charming tribute to self-esteem and the love between father and daughter’ website
After the protagonist, a girl named Ella, is teased for her glittery ribbons, disco ball shoes, and eating a PB&J sandwich with sprinkles, “she decides to try to be less sparkly at school.”
However, her father encourages her to remain unique and the little girl ‘soon learns the importance of just being herself no matter what other people say’.
Loving mom: Dewan, who welcomed her son Callum with fiancé Steve Kazee last year, seen with her and Tatum’s little girl in 2018