Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Compete on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Channing Tatum

On this week’s episode of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, competed against each other with lip sync performances in the “Tatum Takeover” edition. While the very talented collaboration put on an entertaining performance, the two also showcased their compatibility for each other for the world to see. The couple, who typically keep their personal lives away from the media, were more than comfortable in front of the camera as they lip synced and danced to some of their favorite songs.

Tatum brought out his “inner girl” and lip-synced Beyonce’s Run the World. He also managed to mimic some of Beyonce’s iconic dance moves in the performance as well. The actor nailed both parts of his performance, and also danced along with Beyonce herself. Dewan-Tatum watched in the crowd with the show’s host, LL Cool J, and seemed to have been surprised by her husband’s confidence to strut his stuff along with Queen Bey.

Dewan-Tatum’s performance followed her husband’s and arguably stole the show. She danced and lip synced to Ginuwine’s 1996 seductive hit, Pony, which her husband also danced to in his hit movie, Magic Mike XXL. The actress, who has been a professional dancer for decades, created her own version of her husband’s Magic Mike scene, but also added a little twist to her part of the show. In the middle of her performance, she called her husband down to the stage and added a personal lap dance to the show. Fans seemed to enjoy the fun as the two competed against each other in Lip Sync Battle.

Other performances included the co-star of 21 Jump Street showing off some of his daddy skills. Any father that had to sit through Disney’s Frozen one, two, and who-knows-how-many times with their toddler daughter would be a lip sync star when Let it Go starts blasting on the radio, or if the scene comes on during the movie. The couple’s two-year-old daughter would have been proud to see her daddy dressed in blue with a blonde Elsa-braid wig. Her mommy also performed Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul, as the 80s legend appeared on stage, too. The younger dancer admitted to being a fan and could not believe that she shared a stage with one of her idols – one that was probably one of the main influences to her beginning her dancing career at age five.

Tatum met his wife on the set of the hit dance movie, Step Up, in 2006. Having just experienced a break-up from a long-term relationship, he was hesitant to make his move on his former co-star. Anyone who has viewed the movie may be aware of their apparent chemistry throughout the entirety of the film. Soon enough, he made a life-changing move that resulted in him marrying Dewan-Tatum three years later. The power couple welcomed their first and only child in 2013. Their daughter, Everly, surely benefited from such a great mix of genes.

Since the birth of their daughter, the couple have stayed more to themselves – until they competed against each other in their recent lip sync battle. Tatum has appeared in a number of films within the past few years. Some include 22 Jump Street, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, and The Vow. Some of his films that will be released this year include X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit and Hail, Caesar! Dewan-Tatum appeared in Setup and Witches of East End right before her daughter was born, and has not appeared in any films since.

By Tricia Manalansan

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