Channing Tatum is known for many things: his washboard abs, for one. Also his #goals relationship with his wife, oh, and also his incredible dance moves. But though those dance moves and his brief stint as a stripper inspired the incredibly successful (and steamy) Magic Mike franchise, not everyone in Tatum’s life knew about this part of his past.
Tatum was filling in for Jimmy Kimmel recently, where he was chatting with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. As the two caught up, Tatum explained that his dad actually had no idea about his time as a stripper until Tatum’s first appearance on DeGeneres’s show!
Check out the story and find out how Tatum’s dad handled the news in the video below.
Imagine keeping that a secret from your family, only to have it revealed on national television! Umm, that was probably an awkward phone call….
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.