Channing Tatum has been a dad for less than a week. He and wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, welcomed daughter Everly on May 31st. Before the arrival of their daughter Channing was interviewed by Vanity Fair about parenthood.
In the interview (Channing is their July cover boy) he says his parents set a good example “for better and worse. They weren’t perfect. I don’t know anyone who did have perfect parents. It’s provided me with lessons I’ll try to improve upon when I’m up to bat. I’m just going to be a good friend to my kid.”
Now that little Everly is here Vanity Fair has presented Channing with a baby gift in the form of imagining parenting advice from his buddy Matthew McConaughey. These two have a lot in common from rising to fame around the same age to being good old southern boys to being famous for things that might make their own Mamas blush.
Vanity Fair’s Julie Miller had a lot of fun coming up with this advice and if you imagine Matthew’s Texas twang delivering each line you will crack up.
Here are two of my favorites:
• Begin thinking of a clever comeback in advance of your child’s first words being, “Put your shirt back on.” Like: “These abs are sending you to college,” or, “The studios who paid for your Malibu home aren’t complaining.”
• If he/she comes across embarrassing press clippings relating to a good old fashioned bongo jam session, nature’s herb, etc., claim that you were just researching for a role.
Read the rest of Matthew McConaughey’s Parenting Advice to Channing Tatum at Vanity Fair.