It looks like Hollywood has a new celebrity couple. Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz have sparked dating rumours after they were spotted going for a bike ride in New York City.
In the pictures, the Magic Mike star is seen riding a black BMX, while Zoë, who is riding on the pegs of his bicycle, holds him close as she wraps her arms around his neck.
According to sources, the pair hit it off after working on the upcoming film Pussy Island. “Chan was my first choice, the one I thought of when I wrote this character,” says Zoë, who also directs the movie.
The thriller tells the story of a young waitress who sets her eyes on a handsome tech mogul (played by Channing). She gets sucked into his world and is later invited to a private island for an intimate gathering. That's when she realises something isn't right.
Zoë says Channing was perfect for the role. “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.”
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Channing, who shot to fame in the dance flick Step Up, was pleasantly surprised when she offered him the role. “I didn't know her,” he says.
“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.
“No one gives me a chance to play a role like this,” he continues. “It was scary and liberating.”
Channing and Zoë are yet to confirm they’re dating, but a source close to the pair says there’s much more than friendship going on between the two. “They are spending a lot of time together and having fun,” the insider says.
“They are more than just close friends or co-stars. Their relationship has grown into more.”
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Zoë filed for divorce from actor Karl Glusman in December 2020, splitting after 18 months of marriage. Channing, who split from actress Jenna Dewan in 2018 after nine years of marriage, has been single since breaking up with UK singer Jessie J last year.
Recently, Channing and the Big Little Lies star have been seen getting cosy on walks while grabbing ice coffee together. Judging by their social media, it seems Zoë’s famous father, Lenny Kravitz, is a fan of Channing’s too.
When Lenny recently posted a picture of his rock-hard abs, Zoë asked the legendary rocker if he was auditioning for Magic Mike 3. “I've been ready,” Lenny responded, prompting Channing to respond he’d call him shortly.
Forty-one-year-old Channing also revealed Zoë (32) has influenced his fashion. “I totally loved Crocs for a hot second and in one hang she was like, ‘You can’t ever do that again’. And I said, ‘OK, fine’.”
Channing, who has eight-year-old daughter Everly, now feels like a rad dad. “I feel cooler, and her point of view on me and Crocs was legit,” he says. “She had a good argument – the one thing I can pull off is listening.”
Sources: Yahoo, Vanity Fair, People, E News