Actor Channing Tatum showed off his chiseled nude physique on Instagram after losing a game of Jenga to his girlfriend, British singer Jessica Cornish (a.k.a. – “Jessie J”).
“I lost a game of Jenga to Jessica Cornish,” Tatum joked on Instagram. “The loser (me) had to post a picture the other person (Jessica Cornish) picked… Smh and fml… I’m never playing Jenga with her ever again.”
Tatum is divorced from actress Jenna Dewan, with whom he has a daughter.
In the racy photo, a naked Channing is standing under what appears to be an outdoor shower covering his private parts. At 39, Tatum looks ripped and healthy.
Channing is a former stripper and dancer
Tatum is no stranger to taking his clothes off. The former stripper and dancer starred on the hit 2012 comedy-drama, “Magic Mike.”
The film is about an 18-year-old high school dropout who takes a job as a stripper in Florida to make ends meet while he dreams of launching his own business empire.
“Magic Mike” was loosely based on Channing Tatum’s own experiences as a young stripper, before becoming a model and then hitting it big in Hollywood.
Channing Tatum admits he used drugs during stripping years
Tatum says he began stripping at age 19 after dropping out of the University of South Florida.
“On a good night, [I made] 150 bucks. On a bad night, $70 — even $50 at times,” Tatum told the Hollywood Reporter.
Tatum confesses that he drank heavily and experimented with a lot of drugs during that time.
“Just experimenting,” he recounts. “Never the big ones — crack or heroin. I never OD’d or anything. Never.”
Despite laidback personality, ‘he’s enormously ambitious’
Channing also tried cocaine a few times, but says alcohol was his real weakness, to the point where he says he became a “functioning alcoholic.”
Tatum, who grew up impoverished, has earned a reputation in Hollywood as an amiable prankster who’s also an extremely focused, dedicated actor.
“He’s enormously competitive, enormously ambitious,” says a friend. “There’s something inside him that is really intolerant of anything other than ascending in an almost Nietzschean way. That’s coupled with a very good nature, but he has demons…He’s an intense guy.”