Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz took their professional partnership to the next level when they embarked on a romantic relationship.
In August 2021, Us Weekly confirmed that the two had begun dating, not long after Kravitz’s divorce from Karl Glusman was officially settled. Their connection had blossomed while working together on Kravitz’s directorial debut, “Pussy Island.”
Kravitz expressed her admiration for Tatum’s qualities in an interview with Deadline in June 2021, stating, “[He was the one] I thought of when I wrote this character.” She recognized his strong feminist values, drawn from his roles in “Magic Mike” and his live performances, and was eager to collaborate with someone dedicated to exploring such subject matter.
An insider informed Us in August that their relationship quickly turned romantic due to their close collaboration.
Prior to his involvement with Kravitz, Tatum had been married to his “Step Up” co-star, Jenna Dewan, with whom he shares a daughter named Everly. Their divorce was finalized in 2019.
Take a look below for a timeline of Tatum and Kravitz’s love story:
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Reportedly, Tatum and Kravitz had encountered each other previously before she selected him to feature in “Pussy Island.” Interestingly, both of them had lent their voices to characters in the 2017 animated film, “The Lego Batman Movie.”
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Following the announcement of Kravitz’s divorce, numerous media sources, including E! News, refuted social media rumors suggesting a romantic involvement between her and Tatum. These outlets clarified that the two were actually in discussions about collaborating on a project in the near future.
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Breaking news emerged regarding Kravitz taking on the role of director for Tatum in the film “Pussy Island.” In a recent joint interview with Deadline, the duo engaged in playful banter regarding Kravitz’s straightforward fashion advice to Tatum.
During the conversation, Tatum shared a humorous anecdote, saying, “When someone can just come out and tell me I should not be wearing Crocs, and is so adamant about it, she completely convinced me, and I never wear Crocs anymore.” Kravitz playfully responded, “I was just trying to be a good friend, Chan!”
The actor known for his role in “Magic Mike” elaborated on the incident, saying, “I get it, but I totally loved Crocs for a hot second, and in one hang, she was like, ‘You can’t ever do that again.’ And I said, ‘OK, fine.’
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The former star of ‘Big Little Lies’ playfully mentioned Channing Tatum in a post on her father Lenny Kravitz’s Instagram in July 2021.
“Are you trying out for MM3?” she quipped, making a reference to Tatum’s series of movies about strippers.
Tatum had a witty comeback, exclaiming, “Oh, you caught me doing the noblest of tasks! I’ll be giving you a call soon to sync up on your schedule, my friend. Hehehe.”
Not only did he assure his daughter that he’s been prepared for this, but the rock star also replied to Tatum, saying, “@channingtatum Peace, my man.
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In their inaugural public appearance back in August 2021, Kravitz clung to Tatum as they embarked on a thrilling ride across the bustling streets of New York City, courtesy of his sleek black BMX bike. Just days later, their delightful companionship was on full display as they shared laughter over iced coffees and collaborated on a grocery run.
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Tatum appeared to confirm their romantic involvement by taking to Instagram and engaging with a number of fan-run accounts dedicated to Kravitz. Notably, Tatum began following Instagram handles such as “zkluv,” “zoekravitzinc,” “zoekravitzsource,” and “kravitzupdate,” further fueling speculation about their relationship.
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After the couple enjoyed a lunch outing in New York City in late August, Us Magazine verified their romantic relationship. “They share many common interests, both being avid enthusiasts of outdoor sports and the great outdoors,” revealed an insider.
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Following their separate appearances on the red carpet, Tatum and Kravitz made quite the exit from the Met Gala as a couple. Tatum looked dashing in a sleek black Versace suit, while Kravitz dazzled in a barely-there dress adorned with exquisite diamonds, a creation by Saint Laurent.
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The couple were spotted holding hands while on a stroll through New York City.
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Tatum and Kravitz marked their inaugural Halloween as a couple by donning costumes inspired by the iconic 1976 film, “Taxi Driver.” Additionally, the former “Big Little Lies” star demonstrated her appreciation for a devoted fan who chose to pay homage to the couple with a Halloween costume, celebrating their union alongside the “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” actor.
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Tatum refrained from posting a personal birthday message for Kravitz on his social media accounts. However, he did show his appreciation by giving a heartfelt “like” to a touching post from her father, Lenny Kravitz, in celebration of her 33rd birthday on December 1.
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Prior to commencing production on “Pussy Island,” Kravitz’s partner shared some valuable insights on handling the project.
Tatum reminisced to Variety about a conversation he had with Kravitz, offering her advice not to undertake both acting and directing roles in the film. He suggested, “You’ll need to allocate twice the amount of time,” recognizing Kravitz’s perfectionism as an asset.
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Although Kravitz remained somewhat elusive when probed about her romantic involvement with Tatum, she candidly expressed her admiration for his talents. In her March 2022 Elle cover story, she chose to keep her personal life private, merely stating that she is “happy.” Nevertheless, she couldn’t help but praise her partner.
Reflecting on Tatum’s work and his discussions about Magic Mike and the live show, Kravitz enthusiastically remarked, “I believe he’s a feminist. You have to be quite far removed from this character for it not to be intimidating. And I don’t think we’ve ever witnessed him portray a dark character. I’m eagerly anticipating seeing him take on that challenge.”
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Jason Momoa, stepfather to Zoe Kravitz, recently posted some snapshots of himself alongside Channing Tatum as they prepared to embark on a journey to attend the premiere of ‘The Batman,’ a film that features Kravitz in the role of Catwoman.
“THRILLED beyond measure! @channingtatum and I are en route to witness our dear ZOZO shine,” declared the Aquaman sensation on his Instagram account. “At long last, it’s time for the grand premiere of @thebatman.
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I’m absolutely amazed,” the actor expressed to Entertainment Tonight when discussing his girlfriend’s directing prowess. “She’s surpassing my own efforts during our initial collaboration on ‘Dog.’ I mean, wow, we barely made it through, and she’s absolutely excelling.”
Tatum went on to commend Kravitz, saying, “She has this uncanny ability to ‘see’ me. It’s a unique gift she possesses. She can effortlessly cut through all the facades people put up and understand them on a fundamental level. She’s one of the most purposeful individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing in my life.
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Kravitz shared the details of her romance with Tatum in an exclusive GQ interview. She praised him as a wonderful and supportive partner, highlighting their shared love for art and deep conversations. Tatum’s role as her protector on the set of “Pussy Island” was particularly meaningful. The couple’s decision to keep their relationship private was a deliberate choice to preserve its sanctity away from the public eye.
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Tatum recently opened up about the beginnings of his relationship with Kravitz in an interview with Vanity Fair. He disclosed that they briefly lost touch after their initial meeting regarding “Pussy Island.” However, destiny brought them back together around two and a half years later, and Tatum was struck by the significant evolution of their project. He expressed, “Then, cut to two and a half years later, they had a new draft, and it was great. I was like, ‘Wow. You are really saying something.'”
Additionally, Tatum candidly admitted to finding relationships challenging, despite his monogamous inclinations, revealing, “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?” He also explained his early online behavior, where he followed several Kravitz fan accounts, saying, “I have no chill. I was just seeing what she was up to! Also, I didn’t know anyone would know.”
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They are content with their current status and value their unique bond,” a source exclusively revealed to Us, addressing Tatum and Kravitz’s disinterest in the prospect of getting engaged. The insider emphasized, “They’ve both experienced engagement before and it didn’t lead to lasting relationships, so there are no intentions of taking that step.”
The source further elaborated, saying, “The idea of starting a family is something they seriously consider. However, they find joy in taking their time and savoring the present moment.
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Tatum and Kravitz showcased their affection for each other as they strolled hand in hand on a romantic evening out on September 29, right in the midst of Paris Fashion Week.
- Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz’s romantic relationship blossomed while working together on Kravitz’s directorial debut, “Pussy Island,” shortly after her divorce from Karl Glusman. Their connection deepened through playful banter, public appearances, Halloween costumes, and mutual admiration for each other’s talents.
- The couple has chosen to keep their relationship private, with Tatum revealing their journey and expressing his challenges in relationships during a Vanity Fair interview. They are content with their current status and not interested in engagement due to previous experiences, although they are seriously considering starting a family. Recently, they were seen affectionately holding hands during Paris Fashion Week in September 2023.
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