Channing Tatum shows his love for his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum on his social media accounts by posting about her and praising her during interviews but he recently revealed that he played a “cruel” joke on the actress before he knelt down on one knee and proposed to her.

Tatum appeared on BBC Radio One’s “The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw” and he revealed the joke he played on Dewan-Tatum nine years after it happened.

What was the joke?

According to E! News, the “Magic Mike” star said that he believed that Dewan-Tatum was on to him regarding the proposal so he tried to throw her off. He told his “Step up” co-star that he “never wanted to get married” and told her he does not believe “in the institution of marriage.”

After Tatum told her that, she started crying so he had to propose to her as soon as he was able to.

He did not give details as to how quick he proposed after playing the cruel joke and also did not give information as to what her reaction was when he finally asked her hand in marriage. He did say, however, that they were in Maui, Hawaii when he popped the question and that he asked their close friends to come so they could witness his surprise to her, Little Things shared.

When did he propose?

Tatum and his wife met on the set of “Step Up” in 2005. Tatum proposed to her in 2008 and they got married in 2009. They welcomed their daughter, now-four-year-old Everly, in 2013.

Last year, Tatum and Dewan-Tatum went to the set of their hit film. They recreated their dance routine in the movie and posted it on Instagram.

Daughter Everly is not a fan of the couple’s movie

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in July, the “21 Jump Street” actor said that they showed their movie to their daughter and they thought it would be cool because it has dancing and she will love it.

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However, 10 seconds in, Us Weekly reported that Everly asked her parents if she can “watch a real movie.” She added that maybe the next movie she can watch is a “good one.” They explained that “Step Up” is a real movie and it was not something they just made with their phones. They also told her that the movie had seven other installments.

She did love the dancing but there were some parts that Tatum and his wife had to take her outside because some scenes were not suitable for young ages. She was not able to finish the movie so they put on Disney’s hit flick “Moana.”

The actor is currently promoting his new flick "Logan Lucky." It hit theaters last August 18.