5 Reasons Channing Tatum Will Be A Great Father

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Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child! We could not be happier for the too-hot-to-handle couple. Rumors of the pregnancy swirled after last night's VH1 Divas concert, where the American Horror Story star showed up in a dress debuting what looked to be a baby bump and was glowing with happiness.

2012 was quite the year for the Magic Mike star, who was named the mag's "Sexiest Man Alive." However, it seems that next year will be an even bigger one with the birth of his first child! Whether an adorable boy like Channing or a beautiful girl like Jenna, we know that he will be a stand-up father. Here's why:

1. He's ready to be a father and really wants kids.
"I'm ready," he told People back in November. "The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that." There's no doubt that the couple—who got married in 2009 after meeting on the set of Step Up—have been waiting to have children until their careers were at the right place.

2. He's a loyal, lovable husband.
Being a true, loyal husband to his wife shows the maturity of 32-year-old Tatum. Even Dear John co-star Amanda Seyfried spilled on Channing—even though every woman wants him, he only wants his wife. "The only person he wants to have sex with is his wife, Jenna," Seyfried said. "He’s the most loyal husband." We agree, and it comes across in every red carpet

3. His sense of humor is outstanding.
"Everyone's a nerd inside, I don't care how cool you are," Tatum once said in an interview. We don't care either. This down-to-Earth star always finds the funny side of situations which is extremely important in parenting. Even when it comes to jokes made about himself—like when Joseph Gordon-Levitt made fun of his Magic Mike roll—Tatum emailed JGL right away telling him how funny he thought it was! Being a good sport? Now, that is a good quality to have.

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4. He's got a sensitive side.
When starring in She's the Man," Tatum opened up about the comparisons to the character Duke Orsino. "I think all jocks have a sensitive side," Tatum said. "It's just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don't know if it's best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear." In addition to his emotional roles, his sensitivity comes out through his charity work. He supports funds such as The Rainforest Foundation, Keep A Child Alive and Dizzy Feet Foundation, and he and Jenna adopted an adorable puppy!

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5. He has a strong family background.
When it comes to his mother and father and his "Nana and Papa," Tatum really shows the love. He once said in an interview that his grandparents were his "roots." He explained that when he was growing up, his parents hadn't seen many movies, didn't have much money and knew nothing of Hollywood. However, he brought them on set of a movie just to show them and they loved it. Tatum is proud of his upbringing. "If it wasn’t for my mom, I just would not be here today," Channing said in an interview. "She got me through everything ... She totally saved my life. She was the cornerstone. She got me through it no matter how bad it got ... She would never let me give up. I am who I am because of the way they raised me, and I’m so happy for it. I’ve really tried to take all the good things from everyone in my life and hold onto them."

Congratulations to the happy couple!