Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum are one of those couples you never saw coming but work so well together.
In 2021, Kravitz and Tatum teamed up for her directorial debut, Pussy Island, which Kravitz also co-wrote. Per Variety, the film follows the story of Frida (Naomi Ackie), “a young, clever, Los Angeles cocktail waitress who has her eyes set on the prize: philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King (Tatum). When she skillfully maneuvers her way into King’s inner circle and ultimately an intimate gathering on his private island, she is ready for a journey of a lifetime. Despite the epic setting, beautiful people, ever-flowing champagne, and late-night dance parties, Frida can sense that there’s more to this island than meets the eye. Something she can’t quite put her finger on. Something terrifying.”
However, it appears their professional relationship quickly evolved into something more. Here’s everything we know about Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum’s off-screen romance.
After divorcing her husband, Karl Glusman, in December 2020, rumors that The Batman star had taken up with Tatum began to circulate. However, those rumors were initially shut down in January by a source.
Kravitz and Tatum practically gush about each other during a Deadline interview about their film. “Chan was my first choice, the one I thought of when I wrote this character,” Kravitz said of casting the tech billionaire. “I just knew from Magic Mike and his live shows, I got the sense he’s a true feminist and I wanted to collaborate with someone who was clearly interested in exploring this subject matter.”
Tatum had equally lovely things to say about Kravitz. “When Zoë called me about this, I was shocked. I didn’t know her. I’d watched her in movies, knew she produced High Fidelity and had seen that, but I didn’t know she was creating on a level like this, where she wanted to direct,” he said. “This came out of nowhere and the subject matter made me say, Wait, why are you thinking about me for this? No one gives me a chance to play a role like this, everybody throws me down a different alley and expects me to do a certain thing. It was scary and liberating, just to be able to have a free conversation, where I was allowed to mess up and say the wrong things.”
August 18, 2021: The two are spotted “strolling” in the East Village before Tatum hopped onto one of those low BMX bikes and Kravitz stood behind him on the back wheel’s pegs. Check out the pictures and details on Page Six.
August 19, 2021: The High Fidelity star is photographed laughing with Tatum.
August 27, 2021: According to a source who spoke with Entertainment Tonight, the relationship is no longer a rumor. “Zoë and Channing are dating,” the source says. “It started out as a friendship and eventually turned to be more. The duo was recently spotted at a restaurant in New York City being very affectionate.”