After months of keeping a low profile following her divorce from her husband Karl Glusman, Zoë Kravitz has been photographed looking stylish all over New York City in recent weeks. Not only that, but she’s been photographed looking stylish all over New York City with none other than Channing Tatum.
The rumours about a romance between Kravitz and Tatum started amid the actress’ separation from Glusman, with anonymous submissions plaguing Instagram’s real-life Gossip Girl, @DeuxMoi, since early this year. The pair, who worked together on Kravitz’s directorial debut Pussy Island, hasn’t yet publicly commented on the headlines, but Tatum’s recent Instagram activity is as close to a statement of confirmation as anything.
Over the weekend, fans noticed the actor was following not only Kravitz on the ‘gram, but four fan accounts dedicated to her. Four! Furthermore, a screenshot shared to @DeuxMoi shows Tatum even engages with the accounts, watching their stories on his verified account. A cheugy manoeuvre if ever we’ve seen one.
Following Tatum’s questionable but cute Instagram activity, a source told Entertainment Tonight the pair are now a full-fledge couple and that things escalated between the two over time: “Zoë and Channing are dating. 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.”
Though Kravitz hasn’t addressed the rumours of her new boyfriend, she did heap praise on Tatum when speaking about choosing him as her lead in Pussy Island during a June interview with Deadline. “Chan was my first choice [for the male lead role of a tech billionaire], the one I thought of when I wrote this character,” Kravitz said. “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 added he was shocked to hear from 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. 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. It became less about men and women and on more of a human thing that will open people’s eyes, rather than us drawing lines in the sand, the you’re a man, I’m a woman, it’s us against you thing. This goes deeper in a direction I’m fascinated by and I’m interested in seeing how people receive this and break it down in their own lives. And what they think the movie means and how would they have made decisions.”