Channing Tatum: Advice for new dads

Check out new dad Channing Tatum's advice for new dads, PLUS why he recently released a baby photo.

Photo: Channing Tatum/Instagram Photo: Channing Tatum/Instagram

New dad Channing Tatum, 33, is already back to work after the birth of baby Everly, promoting his is newest flick, White House Down. At the movie's premiere last night (Monday, June 24), the handsome star opened up about fatherhood and the baby photo he recently shared — and he had some advice for new parents.

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In an interview with dad-to-be Extra's A.J. Calloway, Channing offered this sweet piece of new-fatherly advice: "I'll give you some baby advice: You're not going to do anything for the first six months. You're just like, 'Can I have the baby at some point today?' You're never going to be so excited when something poos."

Awww! Love him.

And with our friends at ET Canada, Tatum shared why he and Jenna, 32, opted to share a photo of baby Everly via Facebook. "We didn't want to go through a tabloid," he explained. "We just wanted to let it out so paparazzi would stop trying to hound us. You know, 'Here it is, that's it. Now, let us be.'"

"Those first few's just ridiculous," he said. "All I can really do is just sit there and change diapers . . . and get them food. Whatever they want."

Oooo, and get this! Channing says there may be "Irish twins" in his future....


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What do you think of Channing's advice for new fathers? Tweet me @cheaty or @todaysparent.


xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Jun 25, 2013

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Haley Overland is a writer/editor at Today's Parent. Our resident celebrity queen, she dishes out all the sweetest scoop on celebrity families at our Celebrity Candy blog. She has interviewed celeb moms like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba and Jillian Michaels, and has shared her expertise on CTV’s ETalk. Haley also has an award-winning personal blog,, where she writes about everything from motherhood to yoga, her dog “Betty White” and what it's like to be Clive Owen's girlfriend. Haley has two kids, whom she fondly refers to online as “The Monkey” and “The Rascal.”