Channing Tatum: ‘I Probably Drink Too Much’

Channing Tatum

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updated 05/20/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 05/20/2014 AT 11:45 AM ET

Channing Tatum is a man with large appetites – for life experiences, for challenging acting roles and for alcohol.

“I probably drink too much, you know,” PEOPLE’s 2012 Sexiest Man Alive tells GQ in its June cover story.

“My wife, that’s what she bought into … I’m probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess. There’s probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time.”

However, the actor, 34, says he did cut back after he and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum welcomed daughter Everly last year. He also plans not to drink for four months when he makes the Magic Mike sequel.

“Then, at the end of that movie,” he says, “it’s go time.”

It’s not just booze, either. Tatum also has a sweet tooth – and is especially fond of cake.

Channing Tatum

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“I just love cake,” he says. “Confetti cake, to be specific. It has little colored candies inside the cake, and then you get the confetti icing, which is really hard to find sometimes. It’s really hard to explain to people, because it’s not icing with sprinkles on top. It’s icing that actually has candies inside of it. It’s Funfetti icing. It’s a beautiful mix. It is an angel sent from heaven.”

Although he likes to indulge, one of Tatum’s favorite TV shows is the weight-loss competition series The Biggest Loser.


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