Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum in Step Up

We love stories like this one. Dancer and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and dished about how she and her movie star husband, Channing Tatum, made their relationship official back when they first met on the set of Step Up. According to Dewan Tatum, her husband was not ready to commit to her right off the bat. She let him know the he could be free and date other women; however, she was not going to continue hanging out with him if he decided not to commit. In other words, she gave Tatum an ultimatum to bait him, because she wanted to date him. What came next was hilarious:

Three days go by, and he had gone out with all of the dancers on Step Up and had this crazy, wild tequila night. And he said he had the chance to be free and he couldn't stop thinking about me. So, he comes to my hotel room at 2 a.m., and he's banging on the door. I'm like, 'What is going on?' And I go and open the door--he's going to kill me--and he has on underwear, a sombrero, and Ugg boots, and he's like, 'Let's do this.'

Jenna Dewan Tatum stopped by The Ellen Show to share the sidesplitting story, and we are delighted she did because she had us in stitches laughing. The 36-year-old mom of Everly Tatum did not end the story at the sombrero and Ugg boots. She had to censor herself for daytime, but she still mentioned the aftermath of that fateful night and how people on the set could not find Channing Tatum the next morning because he was, of course, still in the suite of his new girlfriend. The couple dated for a few years and then married in 2009.

The story Jenna Dewan Tatum told Ellen DeGeneres complemented the wife of the Magic Mike star's recent Redbook interview. Like this story, the interview added to the notion that the Tatums are a super down-to-earth family even though they are well-known personalities in Tinseltown. Dewan Tatum revealed that she and her famous husband have enjoyed good times, weathered bad times, and grown up together through their relationship.

These days, Jenna Dewan Tatum is gearing up to mentor and host Jennifer Lopez's NBC competition series World of Dance. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum is busy with projects like Kingsman 2. But don't jump to the conclusion that too much time apart is a bad thing for this couple. Dewan Tatum said that they miss each other more when they are busy working, so we can only assume everything is going great behind the scenes for this couple, perhaps with occasional nights like the one that started it all.

When you ask people to explain how their romances begin, you can expect to get a grab bag of stories. Some are standard and sweet. Others are unexpected or unusual. But then there are stories like this one, the exciting, slightly self-deprecating stories that indicate a relationship must be rock solid because the couple would never repeat the tale otherwise. We love it. Rock on, Tatums.

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