Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum expecting a magic tyke

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, showing here in March at the premiere of "21 Jump Street," are expecting their first child.
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Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have plenty to dance about: Husband and wife will soon be mommy and daddy.

Tatum and Dewan-Tatum reps confirmed the two ”are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” according to People.

This will be the first bundle for the actors who sparked on the set of 2006’s “Step Up” and got hitched in March 2009.


“The first number that pops into my head is three,” Tatum told the magazine about his ideal brood, “but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that.”

It’s not as if the Tatum household isn’t busy as it is: Channing’s had a banner year solidifying himself as a bankable movie star and sexiest man alive, while Jenna stretched some bad-girl muscles on “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

Tatum has spoken to various outlets about his desire to step behind the camera and try his hand at directing in 2013. If only diaper duty came with a union crew.

Congrats to the couple and stay tuned to the Ministry for more Hollywood family fare.


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