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Channing Tatum writes the sweetest letter to his daughter

The actor says he hopes all women, not just his daughter, find the strength to be true to exactly who they are.

Channing Tatum has written the most touching letter to his three-year-old daughter, Everly, sharing his thoughts on the kind of woman he hopes she can be when she grows up.
The Magic Mike star, 37, penned the open letter in Cosmopolitan, revealing that he’s kept awake at night thinking about everything he wants for his daughter's life.
“My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be,” Channing penned.
He also reflected on his seven-year marriage to Everly's mother, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 36, and declared the one wish he has is that his little girl will also find a love like theirs.

“That’s what I want for my daughter — to be expectation-less with her love and not allow preconceived standards to affect her, to ask herself what she wants and feel empowered enough to act on it.”
The actor also revealed that it was Jenna’s “radical authenticity” that made him fall madly in love with her.

“I knew our connection was really powerful, but I wasn’t sure what our relationship was going to be,” Channing admitted.
“Then one day, Jenna just blurted out that she knew exactly what she wanted in life and she didn’t have to look for it anymore because it was me… It was the sexiest thing she’d ever done.”

He finished off his tribute by sharing a powerful statement to his daughter about breaking gender stereotypes, writing “We live in a society that has trained men and women to play certain kinds of roles for a long time. I guess if there’s one thing that I think men wish women knew, it’s just that they alone are enough.”