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Channing Tatum's baby girl has a name, won't be given any drugs, ever

You hear that, modern medicine? Dr. Tatum just says no.

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You hear that, modern medicine? Dr. Tatum just says no.

We didn't have details of Channing Tatum's baby girl last time we met, other than she was born in London last Thursday, but now we have a name. Thank goodness for canned baby announcements from actor reps.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Tatum, who was born on May 31 in London," a statement to Us Weekly reads. "Sending love and light to Chan, Jenna and Ms. Everly!"

Just in time for the birth, which Channing correctly predicted as a girl, the actor is quoted in a new Vanity Fair interview as saying his parents weren't perfect, but they did give him a good point of view.

"It’s provided me with lessons I’ll try to improve upon when I’m up to bat," he said. "I’m just going to be a good friend to my kid. One thing I definitely want to change is that whole ‘I don’t want you to make the same mistakes’ mentality."

Well, except when it comes to drugs, because Channing is pretty leery of those after taking lots of, uh, study aids in his youth. That's why he's adamant he'll never give his children drugs for any potential learning disabilities.

“I truly believe some people need medication. I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive. Dexedrine, Adderall. It’s like any other drug. It’s like coke, or crystal meth," he said. "The more you do, the less it works. For a time, it would work well. Then it worked less and my pain was more. I would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns. I understand why kids kill themselves. I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. I’d never do it to my child.”

Well, the good news is that for the next six months or so, the only thing the busy actor will be using is No-Doz.


[Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:15pm]


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