It's no secret that Jenna Dewan Tatum and her husband Channing Tatum have a super-hot sex life. So how do they keep that fire burning after more than a decade together? In a new interview, the actress/dancer revealed that when it comes to her marriage, the key is to make sure she remembers to focus on herself.
Dewan Tatum, who appears on the cover of this month's Redbook, told the magazine, "I think all women should keep it exciting for themselves. People always ask, 'Do you do anything to keep it fresh for your man?' I hate that question. I'm like, 'No. Why is it for your man?' I do things to keep it fresh for myself. The lingerie I buy is not for him necessarily. It's for us and for myself. If you feel sexy, then it's good for you."
Earlier this year, Tatum described her and her husband's sex life to Cosmopolitan as "very happy and healthy." And since they both have a background in dance, she explained at the time, they inherently share a "primal, earthy, sexual energy by nature."
Dewan Tatum will be appearing as a judge and mentor on the Jennifer Lopez–helmed competition show World of Dance premiering May 30 on NBC, while her husband is, as you know, a frequent sight on the big screen. But, though you might think this busy couple would need a little extra planning to keep their spark alive, Dewan Tatum notes that sex is, in fact, one thing they don't have to work at.
"We are not sex schedulers—not yet! Give us a couple more years. Maybe with child number two. There's a beauty in being two busy people because we get a lot of time to miss each other. To continue to miss someone after so many years is kind of a blessing in disguise," she says.
But sex isn't the only part of married life Dewan Tatum opened up about to Redbook. She said that communication is essential for staying connected—even though it's often the most challenging aspect of the relationship.
"You change when you're together from 25 to 35," she explains. "I think maybe in my early 20s, I might have tiptoed around issues or didn't want to make too many waves. Now it's like, 'This is how I'm feeling.' You have to be okay with the other person becoming defensive, to let them be emotional and accept that it won't be okay for a while."
Further proof that Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum are the total #RelationshipGoals package.