In 2014, Channing Tatum defined himself as a "high-functioning alcoholic" in an interview with GQ. Now, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report that the hot actor has indulged in alcohol for years – even when he was a minor in high school! A former classmate of the Magic Mike star claimed to Radar that Tatum was consistently in the principal's office for "talking back to teachers" - and more than once for "smelling like alcohol."Click through the gallery to learn all about Jenna Dewan's ex's high school mishaps!
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Tatum, 38, attended a Catholic high school in Tampa, Florida – but that doesn't mean he followed the rules! A former classmate of the actor claimed to Radar that the muscle man was "always in trouble."
The classmate revealed that while he was just a teen, Tatum and his friends from the school's football team would go to Ybor City, known as the Cuban section of Tampa where many hot spots are. Here, Tatum, number 33, runs on the field with his former football friends.
According to his former peer, Tatum and his friends "would get drunk and come in to school hungover." While his boozy days were well known around the school, Tatum's mom and dad were still supportive parents, as seen in this note they published in his senior yearbook. "We are so very proud of you," they wrote.
The classmate said that teachers and students "could still smell it on them!" As Radar readers know, Tatum's drinking and flirting with other women led to his split from Dewan after nine years.
Radar recently uncovered jaw dropping photos of the actor in next to nothing while performing a body building competition at the school. His former classmate revealed to Radar that Tatum was a regular in the principal's department. "He was always stuck in the office doing community service hours," the source spilled.
The 21 Jump Street funny man might not have regretted his boozy high school days back then. But Radar previously reported that he does regret not giving his marriage to Dewan a second chance before the couple called it quits. What do you think of Tatum's shocking high school drinking days? Let us know in the comments.
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