Jenna & Channing Sittin' In A Tree: The actress dishes on their marriage
We grilled her on her new role in American Horror Story and her beauty must-haves, but we would be remiss if we didn't ask Jenna Dewan-Tatum a few questions about married life with Channing Tatum. You can thank us later!
SheKnows: So it’s date night for you and Channing. And instead of the typical dinner and a movie, you guys are going to do something fun and outside the box. What is it?
JDT: I always think it’s fun to go see a play or go see a musical. Do something spontaneous. Maybe drive up to a different town or a different area near your city and try out a new hotel. Just have fun. I think people should always keep an element of play in their relationships and spontaneity. It keeps things fun and fresh.
SheKnows: Is it hard for you guys to do that type of thing, going out in public, when you’re both so recognizable now?
JDT: It’s gotten a little bit more so lately, but still, even saying that, we have it really easy. People don’t really bother us. I see other people on TMZ that have it a million times worse than we do. You just have to be a little bit more careful about where you go and stuff like that, but I don’t want to let that rule my life. I want to have a good, fun, enriched life and I feel like if you put that out there, then that’s the life you’ll live.
SheKnows: If you could go back in time and give your single self one love tip, what would it be?
JDT: Try and be single. (Laughs) I was always the girl that — whenever I ended up single I would always say, “OK, I’m just going to date and just be single” — and I would always end up in a relationship nearly every time. I was rarely single, so I don’t really have a good tip for myself. (Laughs)
SheKnows: On that note, you’ve been married for three years now. What’s the one thing about marriage that surprised you, either good or bad?
JDT: I don’t know. It really didn’t feel that different. I guess that surprised me. It was kind of just a natural progression. It didn’t really change much and it still feels nice and romantic. I think I was waiting for some grand thing to change but, if anything, you just get stronger and more connected.
SheKnows: Is that your favorite thing about being married, just the fact that it was so seamless for you?
JDT: Yeah, absolutely.
SheKnows: You and Channing are both very active on social media. You send each other fun (and often flirty) messages on Twitter. Is that an easy way for you guys to interact with each other and also a mostly harmless way to interact with the fans?
JDT: I think being on social media is my favorite way to get in touch with my fans because it’s direct. I can talk to them. They can ask me questions and I can answer them. It’s weird to me that the new world that we live in is social media everything. I remember when I was a kid, we just didn’t have this, so it’s just bizarre to me that this is the way the world is going. But, yeah, I think it’s fun. I think, as long as you look at it as a fun part of your life that you can also connect with people that you wouldn’t normally connect with. I love hearing their feedback. I love hearing their thoughts on some of the projects that I do, and their excitement. I just think it’s great. I love being in contact with them that way.
You can see Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Teresa in American Horror Story: Asylum on FX Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET. The first season is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.