Jenna Dewan-Tatum Talks Career, Motherhood, Breastfeeding

New mom Jenna Dewan-Tatum was photographed with her daughter Everly, 8 weeks, on Saturday (July 27). While toting her tot in the car seat, Jenna was seen arriving at a studio in Hollywood, Calif.

We just spotted the mother-daughter duo in Vancouver, B.C. where the actress has been working on the upcoming new TV series, Witches of East End, premiering in October on Lifetime. “It’s hard,” Jenna recently told Us of juggling new motherhood and her career.

“It definitely is a challenge,” she continued. “I’m finding I’m getting more in the flow of things now. It’s about switching the brain like, ‘OK, now I’m mom, now I’m the actress’ and then jumping into character and then coming back and breastfeeding.”

She added: “It’s a juggle, but I kind of feel like every mom who goes back to work feels this.”

And it sounds liker her hunky hubby, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, is right there to support her.

“Channing’s been amazing, he comes and visits me,” she said. “Aww … you see the thing you love the most love the other thing you love the most and there’s this natural new awakening of the love you guys share together,” she gushed. “Just caring for something that’s so small and gentle and tender, it’s just amazing.”

As far as baby No. 2 is concerned, “Oh god, I don’t know,” she laughed. “I need to get a little more into my motherhood before I can think about another kid right now.”

With that being said, “I was an only child growing up and I used to always say I wish I had brothers and sisters, so I would definitely like to do that at some point,” she shared.

As for the transition into motherhood, the actress says that life is definitely different.

“Everyone can tell you certain things about motherhood and say it’ll change your life but it’s really a transformative moment that naturally changes everything,” she said. “For me, everything feels different, everything matters more, every action I take, I think of her first.”

She added: “When I was at that point where I was in sweatpants 24 hours a day, if I got a shower every two days I was lucky, and I was just carrying her and breastfeeding and doing nothing but thinking about this little baby, and I’m still doing that, but now I get to go and be creative.”


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  • Annie

    She seems so sweet, what a good interview!
    On another note, why do journalists always ask about baby no.2 when an actress has JUST given birth? It’s so rude! It forces them to say “maybe” at the time when you’re so overwhelmed by just 1 baby that having any more seems impossible.

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