While taking over for Jimmy Kimmel, heartthrob and Magic Mike star Channing Tatum revealed to lesbian daytime talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres that his dad learned of his son’s stripper past on her show.
Tatum made his first appearance on DeGeneres’ show back in 2010 where he gave her a lap dance.
“The first time you were on the show, you showed me the flexibility of your spine,” DeGeneres said, recalling of Tatum’s first visit to her show. The pair then watched the clip of Tatum’s appearance.
Tatum admitted, “That was my very first time on your show, and I gotta let you know that that was the first time my dad actually found out that I was a stripper for a short time.”
DeGeneres asked Tatum how his father took the news, to which he replied, “Not well — I mean really, really not well.”
Having the real-life experience of stripping has paid off for Tatum, as he brought a Magic Mike live-show to Las Vegas earlier this year.
Tatum was recently in headlines when he pulled his upcoming film from the Weinstein Company amidst sexual harassment allegations that surfaced against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Channing Tatum said:
The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in.
Our lone project in development with TWC — Matthew Quick’s brilliant book, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock — is a story about a boy whose life was torn asunder by sexual abuse.
While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy. This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to.
The truth is out — let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all.