Actress-Dancer-Reality TV Host/Producer JENNA DEWAN-TATUM bares her soul and herself as the cover story for the Women's Health NAKED TRUTH Issue of WOMEN'S HEALTH Magazine!!!
Here are a few interview interludes:
On being comfortable in her own naked skin:
“I’ve been a dancer my entire life, so I’m used to little clothing. You lose a sense of modesty.”
On at age 19, how being selected for the JANET JACKSON: ALL FOR YOU TOUR shaped her entire future:
“I could do ‘Rhythm Nation’ and ‘If’ in my sleep.”
On how her life has recently been transformed via separating from husband CHANNING TATUM:
“It’s been a journey, and it’s been a transformation of myself—my needs and wants as a woman. I think everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind, saying, ‘I want what’s best for myself and my daughter,’ you have to be okay with however that looks."
"I feel I’ve been on a wave of growth. It does look different; it’s a new normal, and I really think we’ll get used to that. It’s always challenging to go through a big change and have the whole world have an opinion about it,”
On the term MOM-SHAMING and owning her sexiness, sexuality, and, strength:
“Apparently, when you become a mother, you’re supposed to leave your sexuality at the door, and I never understood that. I think there’s nothing sexier than becoming a mother. You give life. It’s everything. And you don’t change who you are inside just because you have a kid.”
“I really like to feel strong, and I like to feel curvy. And when I say ‘curvy,’ I mean ‘muscular.’ In the gym, I add more weight rather than increasing reps because I want to build muscle, so I can pick up my daughter. Before, it used to be like, ‘I wanna get long, lean muscles.’ Now, I’m just like, ‘I wanna feel strong and good.’”
On wanting to be a well-rounded role model for her five-yearold daughter EVERLY:
“I’m cautious not to always say, ‘You’re beautiful,’ or ‘You look pretty.’ I say those things, but I follow it up with, ‘You’re smart, you’re strong, you’re opinionated.’”
She wants future Everly to appreciate sexuality, one of the reasons she defends her intimate images.
“I want my daughter to see that and be like, ‘Wow, my mother was a fully actualized, sensual woman. Women are so much stronger and more powerful, and living in our goddess energy, when we come together to lift each other up rather than tear each other down.”