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Channing Tatum's letter to his daughter will make you happy-cry

The actor wants little Everly to always be her "authentic self."

By Zoe Burrell
He’s already one of the hottest men on the planet and the star of all our fantasies, but Channing Tatum has us swooning for the umpteenth time after writing a heartfelt letter to his daughter Everly, three.
The Magic Mike star, 37, penned the open letter in Cosmopolitan, revealing that he’s kept awake at night thinking about the kind of woman his toddler will become.

“My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be,” Chan penned.
He also reflected on his seven-year marriage to Evie’s mum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 36, and declared the one wish he has is that his little girl will also find a love like theirs.
“That’s what I want for my daughter — to be expectation-less with her love and not allow preconceived standards to affect her, to ask herself what she wants and feel empowered enough to act on it.”

The actor also revealed that it was Jenna’s “radical authenticity” that made him fall madly in love with her.
Aww.
“I knew our connection was really powerful, but I wasn’t sure what our relationship was going to be,” Chan admitted.
“Then one day, Jenna just blurted out that she knew exactly what she wanted in life and she didn’t have to look for it anymore because it was me… It was the sexiest thing she’d ever done.”

He finished off his tribute by sharing a powerful statement to his daughter about breaking gender stereotypes, writing “We live in a society that has trained men and women to play certain kinds of roles for a long time. I guess if there’s one thing that I think men wish women knew, it’s just that they alone are enough.”
Channing Tatum for Father of the Year please.

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