It was a week ago that we learned Channing Tatum and Jessie J had broken up. No drama, no trash-talking, just two people with busy schedules, living and working in different places and not being able to spend as much time together as they’d like. It happens.
But it seems Channing is single and ready to mingle. According to Us Weekly, the actor is back out there looking for love with a little help from the uber exclusive dating app, Raya. A source even shared a few details about Channing’s profile including that his bio features the phrase, “And yes, I used to be a stripper. Sorry,” with a shrug emoji (clever, Channing, clever) and “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo as his profile song. Frankly, the song of choice is kind of disappointing—if it’s not Ginuwine’s “Pony,” then is it really a Channing Tatum dating profile?
A source told E! News that it was a friend of Channing’s who suggested Raya to the actor. Figuring “he had nothing to lose” by getting into the online dating game, Tatum signed himself up.
“He’s been on Raya for a few weeks,” the source reported. “He would love to be dating someone and is not shy about it. He wants to have fun again and he doesn’t care if he meets someone online, a set up or just walking down the street.”
Prior to his one-year relationship with Jessie, Chan was married to Jenna Dewan for nine years before separating in April 2018. They were divorced by October, which is when rumblings of him and the British singer first began. Dewan has also moved on and found love with Steve Kazee. They are expecting their first child together, which will make Jenna and Channing’s daughter, Everly, a big sister.
For those who aren’t up to date on the latest dating apps, Raya is an “online membership-based community for dating, networking and making new friends.” But it’s not that easy. There’s an application process, ensuring that every new member adds diversity and dynamism (their words) to the community. Once accepted, members can choose to pay monthly or knock out six months at a time.
Raya seems to be the celebrity dating app of choice. Those who reportedly use it or have used it in the past include Ben Affleck, Matthew Perry, Demi Lovato, Cara Delevingne, Lily Allen, Jack Osbourne and Niall Horan.