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Channing Tatum’s ‘Cruel’ Proposal Made His Future Wife Cry

Channing Tatum is really good at a lot of things, like acting and being the person your wife or girlfriend is secretly thinking about when you’re having mediocre weeknight sex with her. It turns out that practical jokes and proposals are a lot further down the list.

Tatum appeared on BBC Radio 1’s The Breakfast Show yesterday, and he told host Nick Grimshaw that before proposing to his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, he tried to pull a prank on her.

Elle UK had an excerpt from the transcript:

‘When I proposed to my wife I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me. I basically told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off,’ the 37-year-old actor recalled.

‘I told her, “I don’t believe in the institution of marriage and I don’t think I ever want to get married”. She basically broke down crying,’ he added. ‘I thought, “This is not going well at all’ so I had to propose to her sooner rather than later.”

This is actually good news for the rest of us, as far as I’m concerned. We all know we’re going to fuck up and piss off our significant other about once a week, leading to yelling, tears or a bubbling hatred simmering just below the surface of your relationship, only manifesting in passive-aggressive gestures. And as guys, it’s always our fault. Seriously. Just apologize. Is sleeping on the couch for a week really worth the moral victory? But anyway, next time you screw up, just say “Oh yeah, well, you know how you’re always mumbling Channing Tatum’s name in the bath? Listen to what he did to his wife.” It may not be the best defense, but it might stop her from pouring boiling water on your manberries.

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