How Channing Tatum Told His Wife Jenna Dewan About His Stripper Past and Her Surprising Reaction (Exclusive)

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It’s no secret that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum inspire couple goals, and that’s probably because the pair have been upfront with each other from the start!

Channing, 37, spoke with ET’s Lauren Zima at the premiere of War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend on Monday night about how he revealed to his then-future bride that he was previously a male stripper.

“I think it was one of the very first, like, dinners we ever had together,” he told ET. “I don't know. I'm not shy about it. She was just like, ‘What?’ She needed to know just like everybody.”

Clearly it didn’t bother Jenna, with Channing adding, “Weirdly enough, girls ask less questions than guys do. Guys want to know everything about it, like, 'What? How much? When? Were you naked?'” 

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum at 'War Dogs'
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When his producing partner Reid Carolin asked just how much money he made for stripping, Channing joked, “Sadly not enough. Like, for what I was doing for the dollar, not enough of the dollars.”

The 37-year-old actor walked the carpet with his wife of eight years, and couldn’t help but gush about her. “She is gorgeous. Look at her!” he said of the 36-year-old actress.

Channing recently was a guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and pranked the couple's 4-year-old daughter, Everly, into thinking he’d eaten all of her Halloween candy. 

“That’s one of those wounds that will come back in years,” he quipped. “Kids are really quick to forgive, but I think probably around 13 it’ll come back, and she'll make me pay then.”

In addition to his wife and daughter, Channing has another very special relationship in his life.

“One of the most meaningful relationships I have ever had in my life -- other than my daughter and my wife and my buddy, Reid -- is with my dog LuLu,” he explained, adding of the War Dog documentary, “You'll get to see the bond that even goes to deeper depths in this sort of world.”

For more from Tatum, watch the clip below!