We don't want to sound jaded or anything but after his break-out role in Steven Soderbergh's male stripper masterpiece, Magic Mike, who else but Channing Tatum was going to take home the Sexiest Man Alive guernsey this year? And it's not just his acting, Tatum has spent a lot of the year promoting both 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike - in full costume and often with stunts. Remember when he dirty danced with Elton John? If you don't, don't worry - a link to the article is below. Oh you're welcome.
Tatum apparently took the news from People like any other normal human being - he thought it was a joke.
"My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,'" says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009. "I told Jenna after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked."
Says the actor: "She was like, 'What?'"
"Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now," he adds.
On the topic of family, he told People, "I'm ready; I think she's ready.'
"The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that."
"It’s really easy for us guys to say, 'I want like 15 kids,'" he continues. "Jenna will be like, 'Well you better get another wife!'"
Although it seems as if Jenna is in for the long haul.
"People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don't know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is," says Dewan-Tatum, 31. "He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get."
Those words again: emotionally deep and spiritually open. Why don't you go ahead and whisper/ chant them to yourself while you gather candles to place around your bathtub. It's okay - we'll be here when you get back.