Channing Tatum has FINALLY responded to rumours that he’s dating Jessie J – and his answer may surprise a few people.
The hunky Hollywood star and the Price Tag singer have featured in each other’s Instagram stories quite a lot recently, and there’s even been reports that they cosied up for a slow dance at Magic Mike Live earlier this week.
But when he was quizzed about the rumoured romance during an exclusive red carpet chat with Mirror Online at the London show’s press night on Wednesday, Channing cheekily pretended he didn’t know who we were talking about.
When we asked him how Jessie was doing, he responded: "What’s that? Who’s that?"
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Channing’s in London with his Magic Mike Live show
He responded to rumours of a romance with Jessie J
And when we pushed again, telling him: "You know, Jessie J."
He again said: "Who’s that?"
Channing gave us a cheeky laugh and a wink as he was pulled away by his publicist so he could rush inside to kick off the show.
He also told us how excited he was about bringing the show to London.
He said: "I love London.
"Yeah [I’m excited], are you kidding me? It’s a joke in the second movie that we’re taking it global, or the first movie, and it’s so silly to me right now that we’re in another country and it’s just so great."
The strip-heavy dance show, which features a plethora of handsome, ripped men, is a real-life incarnation of Channing’s hit movies Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, which follow a group of male strippers.
He cheekily pretended he didn’t know who she was
The hunky star posed on the red carpet
Jessie J has been compared to Channing’s ex wife, Jenna Dewan, because of their similar appearances.
But the singer hit back at the comparisons, saying in a statement that it was wrong for people to pit women against each other.
She said: "I spent so much of my childhood trying to be comfortable in my skin just like so many other little girls, and when I get older, decided to spend my career making lots of music to try and help / inspire myself and all other women to see their beauty from the inside out and will continue to do so. Man does this world need it. More now than ever.
"We are all beautiful. We are enough just the way we are. Be the best you! You can’t wake up and be anyone but you. So please love your face, your body, your mind and your heart. Be good to yourself. And to those around you."
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He joined the cast for a picture
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Jenna later took to Instagram to praise Jessie’s message.
She said: "Amen Jessie! Yes!!!! Women for women all the way. No need for negativity. Let’s live in a world where we support each other and raise each other up. Like i said before, positive vibes all the way. Nothing but respect."
Magic Mike Live is now booking at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square until October 2019.
The event is strictly for over-18s only. Click here for more info.
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