Magic Mike star Channing Tatum takes the cover story of Vanity Fair February 2023 Issue captured by fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. In charge of groomin is Jamie Taylor, with tailoring by Yasmine Ezeli and set design by Philipp Haemmerle. For the cover, Tatum is wearing Ralph Lauren Purple Label jacket, Giorgio Armani shirt, Raggedy Threads vintage pants and Melet vintage boots.
Relationships are hard for me. Even though I am a bit of a monogamist. In business, I have no real fear of anything being destroyed. But heart things, when it comes to people I love, I have a really hard time. I end up trying too hard, you know?
I think we told ourselves a story when we were young, and we just kept telling ourselves that story, no matter how blatantly life was telling us that we were so different. But when you’re actually parents, you really understand differences between the two of you. Because it is screaming at you all day long. How you parent differently, how you look at the world, how you go through the world.
It was probably exactly what I needed. I don’t think I would’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself in the way that I had to do the work on myself to really try to figure out what next. And really, it just started with my daughter. I just dropped everything and just focused on her. And it was truly the best possible thing that I ever could have done. Because in the alone time that I have with just me and her, we’ve become best friends.