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Jenna Dewan Tatum Shares the Secret to Keeping Her Marriage Strong

These two give us serious relationship goals.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum Anniversary Photos
Photography by: Jenna Dewan-Tatum via Instagram

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum are a pair that proves real love really can last—even in Hollywood. Both actors are busy balancing work schedules and raising their 3-year-old daughter, Everly, yet still seem to make plenty of time to spend with each other. This July marks their eight year wedding anniversary, but Mr. and Mrs. Tatum are proving that they have no trouble keeping the romance alive in their marriage.

 

One part of their love life that definitely doesn't have any issues? Time in the bedroom, Dewan Tatum dishes. "We are not sex schedulers—not yet!," she told People. "Give us a couple more years. Maybe with child number two." They also have no problem keeping things steamy. "I think all women should keep it exciting for themselves. People always ask, 'Do you do anything to keep it fresh for your man?' I hate that question. I’m like, 'No. Why is it for your man?' I do things to keep it fresh for myself," she said. "The lingerie I buy is not for him necessarily. It's for us and for myself. If you feel sexy, then it's good for you."

 

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So how have the two managed to keep their relationship strong for so long? An important factor was learning how to communicate. "You change when you're together from 25 to 35. I think maybe in my early 20s, I might have tiptoed around issues or didn't want to make too many waves," she says. "Now it's like, 'This is how I'm feeling.' You have to be okay with the other person becoming defensive, to let them be emotional and accept that it won't be okay for a while." This sounds like something every couple needs to learn in order to keep their relationship healthy. Even if both partners are busy, the Tatum's prove that it can be done.

 

Plus, time apart isn't always a bad thing for your marriage, Dewan Tatum adds. "There's a beauty in being two busy people because we get a lot of time to miss each other," she said. "To continue to miss someone after so many years is kind of a blessing in disguise." Now does that make your heart melt, or what?

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