Cupid's Pulse Article: Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum Are Expecting a BabyCupid's Pulse Article: Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum Are Expecting a Baby

By Jennifer Ross

It appears Channing Tatum has made magic with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. A rep for the Hollywood couple confirms to, “Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year.” The couple met in 2006 while both were on the set of Step Up and were married just three years later in Malibu, CA. Regarding whether the pregnancy was planned, an source says, “It was a total surprise.” The Magic Mike star, 32, is planning on taking time off next year to be with his pregnant wife and baby-to-be. When asked earlier this year of having a family by, Dewan-Tatum, 32, said she would want a family with Tatum but isn’t sure when it will happen. When it’s meant to be, it will happen.” Guess she doesn’t have to wait much longer.

What are some ways to decide when to have your first child?

Cupid’s Advice:

When should we start a family? Now? Next month? Next year? You and your partner small talk the subject back and forth over dinner, not really diving into it seriously. But sooner or later, questions will be asked and a time frame will need to surface. To help the conversation move into full force, here are a few ideas to think about in deciding when:

1. Take the plunge: For couples that are eager to start a family, it’s common for the pregnancy contraception to stay in the medicine cabinet and just let it nature decide when. Although little to no planning is involved in this way, you and your mate may want to starting preparing once you are pregnant.

2. Pros and Cons: In having trouble deciding when to start a family, it is often helpful for you and your partner to each may a separate list of the pros and cons. Then, you can take turns reading each other’s list and talking things out to find the best answer as a couple.

3. A key question: When looking for the answer to when to have a baby, a very key question to ask yourselves is, “Are there any reasons why we should wait?” This can bring up concerns about financial readiness or that new promotion coming up soon. Use this question to communicate any worries now before baby comes.

When did you decide to have your first child? Share with us below.