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Channing Tatum Admits He Cried During Baby's Birth

Channing Tatum has been making the interview rounds this week in support of White House Down, but what many people are really interested in is the baby he and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, welcomed just a few weeks ago. Luckily, Chelsea Handler is a savvy interviewer and got Tatum to talk about the experience, including the fact that the 33-year-old cried on the scene during daughter Everly’s birth.

During Thursday night’s Chelsea Lately interview, the actor opened up about his emotions, calling himself a cryer and explaining that it was only during the birth that he realized men are absolutely no help in the delivery room, noting that emotions are high and its a pretty intense moment in a couple's relationship.

"I probably went to the bathroom like four times and had, like, a crying fit, like, 'I don't know what to do.'"

Tatum may have felt a little on edge and unhelpful during the birth of baby Everly, but he told Handler he really appreciates all of the pregnancy trouble his wife went through in the delivery room. In fact, he seems to have a newfound appreciation for women and childbirth in general, and became particularly animated when the topic of having babies was covered.

“There is a real reason why that God did not give us this ability to have babies ‘cause we would not be able to do it. You guys (addressing women), I don’t know how you do it…it’s like National Geographic, like animal-style, for real.”

Still, Tatum told Handler, he loves being a father, and he has evidenced this with an earlier interview on Good Morning America, as well as his general enthusiasm on social networking sites and in other interviews since his baby was born. Additionally, he and his wife have chosen to share certain photos instead of opting to sell them to media outlets, like this Father’s Day photo posted by the couple onto Facebook, that can be seen in full size on the social networking site. (Speaking of Father's Day, Tatum also told Handler he loves getting an extra holiday).


It may be unfair how cute the couple's baby is, but Pop Blend couldn't be happier for Tatum and Dewan-Tatum and we wish them the very best through Everly's first few months and first few milestones. First babies are often a handful, but there are so many positives that go along with having a child that it usually contradicts the negative stuff. Well, mostly.

Photo Credit @Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.