It’s been six months since Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their divorce, which means it’s officially time to move on. Channing has kept a pretty low profile since the divorce news, but he’s back in the news this week, and that’s because Channing Tatum and Jessie J are dating, apparently. If you don’t think you know who Jessie J is, you’re wrong, because she’s iconic. She’s a way bigger star in the UK than she is here, but you definitely know her from songs like “Bang Bang,” “Price Tag,” and “Domino.” She’s a very intriguing choice for Channing Tatum, and I’m here to break down what details we know so far.
On Saturday, Channing Tatum and Jessie J were spotted playing mini golf together. Okay, so their choice of date activity is giving me major high school flashbacks, and not in a good way. My ideal date these days is suffering through boring conversation whilst I black out on overpriced cocktails, but whatever floats your boat I guess. Thankfully, we got the details on their putt-putt excursion directly from an employee at the mini golf course:
Who knew a mini golf job could be so crazy. Tonight I had to watch one of my asshole ex professors make out with his fiancé, then my coworker cut his hand open and had to go to the hospital, and finally Jessie j and Channing Tatum came in to play a round.
— medium (@mpower172) October 6, 2018
Okay, so it sounds like this person had a very rough day, but thank God they’re still coming through with the deets. Not all heroes wear capes.
Lol they were hella nice. Jessie came down and I was shook and then when I went to get them to play, Channing turned around and I was like ????. We hugged and got a pic and then I got to hear Jessie singing somebody to love with the radio at the end of the course.
— medium (@mpower172) October 6, 2018
Okay, so a few things. First of all, POST THE PIC OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. Second, I’m glad they were nice, and I’m really not surprised. Channing Tatum is pretty physically intimidating, but I’ve always imagined he’s kind of a teddy bear when you actually get to know him. I’m also obsessed with the fact that the employee heard Jessie start singing while on the golf course, because of f*cking course. People who can sing will literally never miss a chance to remind you that they can sing, even if they are already famous for being able to sing.
An anonymous source confirmed the relationship to PEOPLE, but also said that “it’s very new.” PEOPLE sources tend to be pretty reliable, and of course we have the added evidence of the mini golf employee tweets.
This relationship might seem kind of random, and it totally is in a lot of ways. While Channing met his ex-wife Jenna on the set of Step Up, it doesn’t really seem like he would cross paths with Jessie J in a natural setting. They’re both pretty famous, but it doesn’t seem like they’d be working together. Maybe they were introduced through a friend, or maybe Channing is just a big fan of “Bang Bang” and decided to slide into Jessie J’s DMs. It wouldn’t be that strange, considering that Jessie actually looks a little bit like Jenna Dewan. They’re not twins or anything, but they both have similar dark coloring and piercing eyes. Clearly, Channing Tatum has a type.
If this relationship is going to be a lasting thing, Channing Tatum is going to have to get used to some distance. These days, Jessie J is spending a lot of her time in China, for literally the craziest reason. Earlier this year, she went on a Chinese reality show called The Singer. It’s kind of like The Voice, except it’s meant for people who are already famous. Before Jessie J, only Asian people had ever gone on the show, but for some reason they brought her on, and she won every single week. Like, the people of China went f*cking insane over Jessie J singing covers of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion songs, week after week. So now, she’s like, the biggest star in China, so she’s spent the last few months touring there nonstop. Good for her, but is Channing Tatum down for that? At this point, who knows.
So for now, Mazel Tov to Channing Tatum and Jessie J on their new relationship, and I can’t wait to see where this goes. Will Jessie J sing the theme song for Magic Mike 3? Will Channing Tatum move to China, never to be seen again? So many possibilities!
Images: @mpower172 / Twitter (2); @jessiej / Instagram