Channing Tatum’s signature chiseled abs may not be as profound these days, but it doesn’t matter because he’s still floating on cloud nine. As a matter of fact, the 22 Jump Street actor says he’s “fat and happy” right now!
On Thursday, Feb. 6, Tatum stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. According to E! News, the actor revealed how he’s often asked about stripping since his famed role in the popular, 2012 film Magic Mike.
Someone’s always requesting that the hunky actor shed some clothing! But, lately he’s been a bit hesitant about flaunting his frame. “You definitely don’t want that right now,” he said.
When DeGeneres inquired further asking why he’d feel that way, his response was rather comedic.
“Right now – what me and my wife [Jenna Dewan Tatum] like to call it, I am very ‘fappy,’ ” he said with a grin. “I’m very fat and happy right now … I’ve been working for two straight years, and now it’s some really needed downtime.”(image)
Tatum, who was actually named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2012, also reflected upon his glory days of basking in the esteemed honor. He also recounted how his wife would quip about his lauded sex appeal, teasing and referring to him as the S.M.A. acronym.
“She called me the SMA,” he says. “She’s like, ‘SMA, can you get me coffee?” Although Tatum isn’t hitting the gym as often these days, he’s still getting a full workout at home.
The 33-year-old actor went on to talk about life on the homefront, and how he’s been utilizing his much ‘needed downtime’. He and his wife spend lots of time parenting their 8-month-old daughter, Everly.
“She’s eight months old now and saying ‘da, da, da, da,’ I don’t think she knows what it means just yet, but it doesn’t matter,” he gushed.
“She’s sleeping now too…You know how you get that first thing of not feeling cool enough for your kid, because like you think you’re the coolest thing in the world so far and she’s just like a little baby, she just a little infant? But she actually has better taste in music than I think I do. Because she will only fall asleep to really good music.”