Channing Tatum has only been a father for a year, but he’s enjoying every minute of it. Although his daughter Everly is only a year old, according to the 22 Jump Street actor, she’s starting to discover new things every day.
Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, are currently celebrating Everly’s first birthday, and the doting father revealed all of the cool firsts he gets to experience with his cute as a button daughter to US Weekly. Tatum described seeing firsts through his daughter’s eyes as “so fun.”
During the premiere of 22 Jump Street, Tatum hit the red carpet and was really excited to talk about how fast Everly is growing up. Specifically, Tatum loves to see his daughter interact with others.
“I love seeing her with other kids and other people,” said the 34-year-old.
Another huge milestone for Channing’s daughter was discovering the joys of seeing a kite up in the air.
“She saw a kite for the first time, and she was like, ‘What was that?! It’s so fun seeing her experience new things.”
Jenna Dewan-Tatum hasn’t been secretive about settling into motherhood.
Earlier in February, she told US Weekly:
“You have to be on the same page with everything when it comes to making decisions.”
“It’s just like everything else. You give it like, ‘Okay, I have this luncheon today, so you watch Everly and I have this dinner.’ You just become way better at planning!”
Although the two have been very open about their time as new parents, not all of Tatum’s ideas about parenting are considered mainstream. Before Everly was born, Tatum spoke with Vanity Fair about how he will never medicate his daughter for a learning disability.
“I truly believe some people need medication. I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive. Dexedrine, Adderall. It’s like any other drug. It’s like coke, or crystal meth.”
While Tatum helped bring to light how much we over-medicate children, not everyone agreed with him. Tatum’s stance on medication shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, given his involvement in Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects. The film was a commentary piece on how our society over-relies on medication, and the drug companies that reap huge profits from prescriptions that are written by cooperative doctors.