Channing Tatum is putting his romantic suit on once again! The 42-year-old actor is no stranger to romance, playing love interests in some of the biggest love stories of film history, like The Vow, Dear John, and many more. A multi-talented persona, Tatum is also a writer, director, and dancer! This time, he’s turning his romantic avatar on by penning a new novel, a romance novel, to be precise!
Channing Tatum is no stranger to book publishing! In 2021, he published The One and Only Sparkella, a picture book for children. The book was inspired by his daughter Everly, whom Tatum shares with ex-wife Jenna Dewan. The cute colorful book aims to teach young children how to improve their self-esteem and embrace their individuality. Tatum gradually expanded the Sparkella universe by creating two more books, one to be published in May this year. The success of his picture books has given Tatum a taste of book publishing, and now he is ready to take it to the next level by writing a full-length romance novel working alongside Roxane Gay.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Channing Tatum dropped the news of his new romantic novel project and also shed light on his writing partnership with Roxane Gay. Gay is famous for Not That Bad and Bad Feminist, two of her most poignant works. When Gay’s agent informed her that Tatum wants to collaborate with her on a new project, she couldn’t believe it. The pair met and started talking about the project back in 2017. Since then, they have been in touch to develop the project together. At first, Gay showed Tatum a roughed-out outline of a story she had been working on, and Tatum instantly fell in love with the concept. Though the details are yet to be revealed, the duo is now working on that concept for the new romantic novel.