Channing Tatum played a male stripper on the big screen thanks to his role in Magic Mike, but an insider spilled to RadarOnline.com that the macho man began stripping in real life when he was just a teen! According to a source, the actor’s shocking booty-shaking side gig ruined his relationship with his first love, Susan Rawnsley. Jenna Dewan’s ex dated Rawnsley for three years in high school, the source claimed. But his shady night job in Tampa, Florida is what caused Rawnsley to cut off the romance, the source claimed. Click through the gallery to learn more details about Tatum’s naughty escapades and jaw-dropping pictures of him as a scandalous teenager.
A former high school classmate of Jenna Dewan’s ex revealed to Radar that he was a “wide-open book” in high school. Shown here is Tatum modeling off tiny black underwear during a high school bodybuilding competition.
Behind the scenes, however, Tatum’s high school girlfriend had no clue he was allegedly stripping for actual nightclubs in Tampa at the age of 18 or 19, claimed the source. “He started stripping while he was dating Susan and she didn’t like that,” the insider spilled.
Rawnsley, now a married mother, and Tatum were seriously in love during the three years they dated as teens, the source told Radar. But Rawnsley could not handle his stripping activities. “They broke up a year after he graduated high school in 1999,” the source explained. "She didn't want to be involved in stripping."
Tatum, now 38, practiced showing off his chiseled body as a teen. Here he is flexing for a crowd at the high school competition.
Radar reached Rawnsley but she declined to provide a comment. Of course, Tatum has moved on from his first heartbreak and recently endured another. Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, called off their marriage after 9 years together.
Sources told Radar that the 21 Jump Street actor has recently regretted his decision to not repair his marital issues. What do you think of the shocking claims that the actor was getting paid for booty shaking long before his Magic Mike days? Let us know in the comments!
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