In the wake of his split from ex Jenna Dewan and his new relationship with Jessie J, Channing Tatum decided to go on a social media hiatus for a few months. He cited a lack of creativity and a need to refocus.
“”I’m gonna take a break and come off socials for a minute. I’ve been trying to get inspired and create again. And to be honest I don’t really feel, or at least I haven’t felt very creative on social in the last couple years now. I’m gonna go and be just in the real world for a while and off my phone. I’ll probably come back at some point. But if I do I want to have a direction or a clear point of view of why I’m on here and what I’m putting out there.”
The split between Tatum and Dewan has taken a nasty turn, so Tatum is clearly trying to pivot to a more wholesome public image. After posting some on Instagram about the latest version of Magic Mike Live, Tatum shifted focus to his daughter Everly and posted an adorable video of them “boxing” with the caption “She love punching dad!”
“This is only 1/16 how long this went for hahaha she an animal. We love wrestling and boxing. And we keep it fun. “
Tatum continued, getting philosophical about the nature of fighting.
“I heard once that martial arts was only created to take the mystery out of fight. So people started to practiced [sic] it. So if ever there came a time they had to defend themselves they wouldn’t be as afraid. In my experience fear most times leads to bad decisions. Being calm and secure with your mind and body…Make great opportunity for good decisions. Violence is 100% never the answer. But having a daughter I always want her to feel safe in her being. And god help the person that ever poke the beast inside this little angel.”
Tatum doesn’t post pictures of Everly’s face on social media, but she’s all over his Instagram all the same. He recently posted about their trip to the Frozen live musical, calling it “seriously magical.”
Tatum is clearly going through a transitional period in his life and shared some insight with a post from The Pattern, saying that it felt like being hit by lightning.
“You’re in the middle of a life-changing time period,” the post read. “The intention is transformation, but try not to judge the way in which this happens. Even though it may feel uncomfortable, what you’re going through is intentional. What seems bad could end up being the best thing for you, so don’t fight against the current. You’re halfway through the ten months in this cycle.”