Promoting his newly-launched Magic Mike Live show in Las Vegas, Channing Tatum recently penned a guest essay for the June issue of Cosmopolitan, in which he gushed about wife Jenna Dewan Tatum and also shared his hope for his 4-year-old daughter, Everly, that she can live in a world without “preconceived standards” for women.

In the essay, the actor identifies himself as a feminist, says that the sexiest thing his 36-year-old wife ever did was when she “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.” He went on to say that Jenna’s “radical authenticity” made him fall “head over heels” in love. He went on to say that all he really wanted for Everly was for her “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,” just like her Mom.

In honor of the launch of Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas, my friends at Cosmo generously invited me to write something for you. The more I thought about this, the more I thought about my daughter reading this article someday. I pictured her in her late teens or early 20s, hoping to explore and discover her sexuality and dreaming about finding true love.

I tried to imagine the things I’d want her to read that would help her understand men and sex and partnership better, and at that moment, I realized a strange thing. I don’t want her looking to the outside world for answers. 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.

We live in a society that has trained men and women to play certain kinds of roles for a long time, and the beauty of this amazing moment we’re living in is that we’re finally starting to break free from those roles. Women, especially, are realizing that they no longer have to conform to certain standards of social and sexual behavior, and this changes what they need from men and the role of men in general.

Read the full article here.

Looks like his Vegas show is actually pretty good. Watch:

He’s 37.

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Promoting his newly-launched Magic Mike Live show in Las Vegas, Channing Tatum recently penned a guest essay for the June issue of Cosmopolitan, in which he gushed about wife Jenna Dewan Tatum and also shared his hope for his 4-year-old daughter, Everly, that she can live in a world...