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Channing Tatum Bisexual, Gay or Straight?
Super sexy Channing Tatum is one of the hottest celebrities on the planet. People love this guy for his movies, his acting skills, his dancing abilities and of course, his hot body. He has a large fan base that includes a good mix of straight and gay people alike, which says something about the actor’s saleability with the masses. Tatum reached mega-watt celebrity status in a short period of time, rocketing upwards in popularity ever since he jumped onto into show business in 2000.
But his bright comet-trail at times has given off pink and purple vapors. As you probably already know, there have been a number of bisexual and gay rumors floating around about Tatum’s for some time, which have caused some folks to seriously speculate about the actor’s sexual orientation. “Is Channing Tatum bisexual, gay or bi curious?” some will ask. Others will repeat juicy gossip and say things like, “I heard the dude is gay” for example.
But is any of what you hear grounded in truth or are we collectively dealing with wishful thinking on the part of some gay men? Let’s take a peek behind the gay/bi gossip to help better understand these rumors and find out how they started. After reading, you may be better able to understand why the “Is Channing Tatum Bi” question floating around with such power.
Channing Tatum Gay-Ta-File
- Born April 26, 1980
- Place of Birth: Cullman, Alabama
- Sign: Taurus
- Celebrity Type: Actor
Sexual Orientation: Identifies as Straight
“With Joe Manganiello naked in a movie, I think even straight guys are going to be, ‘Shit, I need to see that. That man is a specimen.’”- Out.com 2012
Background on Channing Tatum
Alabama born Channing Matthew Tatum is southern boy who grew up in a tiny small town just 50 miles north of Birmingham. As a young man, he played football plus other sports and became skilled in the martial arts, primarily at Kung Fu.
Life as a Stripper
Later in life, he moved to the Tampa area and started working construction and sales jobs. When he was 18 years old, he began stripping at night clubs, according to an interview he gave with The Sydney Morning Herald in 2010.
“It seemed like a fun thing to do at the time and I got out unscathed. It’s nothing I’m ashamed of and I’m not proud of it either. I wanted to talk about it in the beginning of my career but my publicist wouldn’t let me.”
Reporting on the so called “stripping years” indicates that his nickname on stage was Chan Crawford, as posted by Perez Hilton . FYI – his work as a stripper became the inspiration for an important movie that would come later in life, particularly for gay men, called Magic Mike
What May Fuel Bisexual and Gay Rumors about Channing Tatum
There have been a number of pink whispers floating around in recent years about Channing Tatum that have bisexual, bi curious and/or gay tones. Some of these rumors specifically speculate on gossip related to the actor being “gay for pay”. For those who do not know, the term “gay for pay” refers to a man who self-identifies as straight but for the right price, will consider engaging in gay related sexual behaviors.
What follows are a few of the main accelerants that seem to fuel the gay gossip on Tatum, along with quotes from the sexy actor whenever possible to offer context. Keep in mind that it does not take much for gay rumors about Hollywood celebrities to start making their rounds, particularly if the movie star is massively attractive, as in the case of Channing Tatum.