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Jenna Dewan Tatum Reveals Touching Reason Why She's Saving 2013 Oscars Dress for Her Daughter

by Latifah Muhammad 4:51 PM PST, February 22, 2017
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Jenna Dewan Tatum is keeping a collection of "memorabilia" for her 3-year-old daughter, Everly, that includes a very special Oscars dress.

The 36-year-old actress recently revealed the touching reason why she's saving the black lace Rachel Roy gown that she wore to the 2013 Academy Awards.

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"I actually kept the red carpet dress I wore at the Oscars—this black dress when I was pregnant—for her just so she could have that, because I thought that's neat, that she wasn't born yet but she went to the Oscars," Jenna told InStyle magazine on Tuesday.  "I have my wedding dress. I have some pieces of jewelry to give to her, and lots of memorabilia that I’m keeping for her, for sure."

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The toddler is already building an eye for fashion, thanks to watching her mother get ready for red carpet events.

"She's pretty used to it because I've done it since she was born, so she’s got a really good eye," explained the World of Dance host. "I know when something is really a good look because she'll go, 'Ooh, mommy,' and she has this little tone. Normally she's like, 'Oh mommy, ok bye! Love you. You look pretty.' It's kind of like, 'no thanks.'"

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Last August, Jenna opened up about finding a balance between work, parenting, and spending time with her husband, Channing Tatum.

"Definitely there are lots of days that l am really tired, especially after becoming a new mom," Jenna confesses in a behind-the-scenes interview from her photoshoot with Danskin. "There's nothing more exhausting because physically, mentally, emotionally it requires you to be on all the time."

"And having a job and being married and having a crazy busy life, I try and balance as much as I can," she adds. "I do the best I can. Some days I'm not that great at it, some days I'm better, but I have found -- and it's so true, a lot of people will say that -- that over time, you really have to take time for yourself, and it’s the hardest thing for me to do because I [think], 'There's so many other things I should be doing, there's other people to be taking care of.'"

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