Channing Tatum has quite a lot of respect for the birthing process.
Swinging by Chelsea Lately Thursday night to promote his new action movie, White House Down, the Hollywood hunk dished to Chelsea Handler about watching his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum as she delivered their baby daughter Everly earlier this month.
"No, I was like, I'm not touching this one," Tatum joked. "No, actually I was there for everything. It was probably the most…as you think it's gonna be, it's everything and more."
When the funnylady asked whether he cried, Channing replied that he tears up easily and then expressed admiration for the opposite sex when it comes to the whole "having kids" thing.
"There's a real reason why God did not give like, us this ability to have babies. You guys, I don't know how you do it. It's a real thing. It's like National Geographic animal-style for real. I don't get it," he said.
For a guy who appears to be in total command on the big screen, Tatum acknowledged feeling pretty helpless when his little bundle of joy was being born.
"I probably went to the bathroom four times and had a crying fit. Like, I'm just like, I don't know what to do!" the 33-year-old actor added.
He then (wisely) heaped praise on Jenna for doing all the heavy lifting.
"It's like someone's hurting, someone that you love and you can't do anything about it," noted Tatum regarding witnessing his beloved give birth. "You physically cannot help. And I'm still not helping and the baby's out. It doesn't matter. You are useless. Men are useless, but we are really useless during this. The baby's gonna come out whether you're there or not."
The thesp also dished about celebrating his first Father's Day a few weeks later, which he called "pretty epic" since it was like getting two holidays for the price of one, and meeting his costar Jamie Foxx at party down in Mexico.
White House Down hits theaters today.
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