News Jenna Dewan's Initial Reaction to Channing Tatum's Stripper Past Was The Opposite of What You'd Think By Lara Walsh Lara Walsh Lara Walsh is a Chicago-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity, pop culture, travel, and food. When she’s not avidly planning her next trip, she’s writing posts for her travel blog or mapping out her next foodie adventure. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 7, 2017 @ 08:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email The couple that stays honest stays together. While we can only imagine the benefits of Channing Tatum's stripper past — those Magic Mike moves IRL, for one — the actor is admitting that he was a little apprehensive before first telling Jenna Dewan about his previous occupation. While speaking with ET at the premiere of his new movie War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend on Monday, the 21 Jump Street actor says he cut to the chase from the very beginning with his Step Up co-star. "I think it was one of the very first like dinners we ever had together," he recalled of telling his wife of eight years. "I don't know. I'm not shy about it. She was just like, 'What?' She needed to know just like everybody." Channing Tatum's Dad Found Out He Was a Stripper Because of Ellen DeGeneres Revealing that his future bride was unfazed by the revelation, the star admitted that there can sometimes be a gender discrepancy in the industry when coming clean to potential partners. "Weirdly enough, girls ask less questions than guys do," he said. "Guys want to know everything about it like what how much? When? Were you naked?" While Dewan might have been unperturbed by the news, the actor recently dished that his father didn't take the disclosure too well when he found out that his son was an ex-stripper because of the The Ellen Show.