Jenna Dewan-Tatum and her husband, actor Channing Tatum, are expecting their first child this summer. The pregnant mom-to-be shares what their parenting style will be and how she’s dealing with her changing body.
Jenna will give birth later this year in London, where she’s spending time with Channing while he works on a new film. She tells Glamour magazine that she’s ready for their big adventure.
On parenting styles: “Who knows what kind of parents we’ll be? We have two dogs, so we’ve had some practice! And as soon as this baby comes into the world, Channing and I will figure it out real fast.”
On balance after baby: “I think, How in the world am I going to do all this? I have no idea what I’m up against. But I’m as mentally prepared as I can be. It’s an adventure!”
On being married to a fellow actor: “Most actors and actresses are consumed by careers and getting ahead. Channing and I are ambitious, but our relationship comes first. We take everything day by day, saying, ‘OK, how can we make this work together?’ ”
On her new pregnant body: “I thought my body was going to change so quickly with pregnancy that I’d freak out. But it was really gradual. There’s a reason women are pregnant for nine months; by the end, you’re ready to have this baby. Channing has been great. He takes the route of no confrontation, just support, saying things like, ‘Do whatever you want! What do you want to eat? I’m going to leave it up to you.’ ”
Photos Courtesy of Glamour