It’s never-before-seen! Actor Channing Tatum finally showed off his 7-year old daughter, Everly, in a totally sweet Instagram post a couple days ago.
Tatum posted a photo of himself and Everly enjoying their time at the beach with the caption: “You my littles are everything! You are my world and my heart. You were looking at the full moon in this pic and telling me the prophecy of the full moon mermaid and then we ran into the water and looked for her and played with glow sticks in the night water calling out to the mermaids. you said you touched a bald headed mermaid and saw a tail. Haha one day you will read this and i hope laugh. We have fun hehehe.”
This is the first photo of the father-daughter duo ever since her birth in 2013. Tatum shares Everly with ex-wife Jenna Dewan, to whom he was married for almost 9 years.
He’s previously detailed the apprehensions he’s had to deal with as a single dad in an interview with People.
“I was really nervous when I became a single dad, and having to raise a little girl, not being able to have the resource of a woman there to be able to lean into how to relate to her as she grows up. I literally went to YouTube and learned how to braid hair,” he said.
However, the 41-year old actor soon found a good balance that worked for him and Everly. “If it’s wearing a tutu or painting your nails or wearing makeup – who cares? It just worked for me,” he remarked.
Surprisingly, their bond even extended to the world of children’s books!
Last year, Tatum revealed The One and Only Sparkella, a children’s book inspired by Everly. “Guys, I don’t know about you but things got a little weird for me in quarantine,” he said in an Instagram post. “I ended up accidentally locking myself in my 7 year old daughter’s room. And I ended up finding my inner child. So this is what I created for my little girl. From what is, I guess, the little girl in me. Thanks for reading.”
Tatum’s last public relationship was with English singer Jessie J, while Dewan is engaged to singer and actor Steve Kazee, with whom she shares a son.