Jenna Dewan Tatum reveals what isn't perfect in marriage to Channing Tatum, says they are 'not sex schedulers'


Jenna Dewan Tatum has a healthy view on her relationship with husband Channing Tatum!

The 36-year-old dancer covers the May issue of Redbook, and she opens up about their enviable marriage of nearly eight years. Although the two continue to be one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood, she admits that their partnership does come with challenges -- specifically, communication.

"You change when you're together from 25 to 35," she explains to the magazine. "I think maybe in my early 20s, I might have tiptoed around issues or didn't want to make too many waves. Now it's like, 'This is how I'm feeling.' You have to be OK with the other person becoming defensive, to let them be emotional and accept that it won't be OK for a while."

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Dewan and 36-year-old Tatum have been married since 2009. And when it comes to keeping things "fresh" for her man, Dewan says that it's more about how she feels.

"I think all women should keep it exciting for themselves," she stresses, when asked how she keeps their relationship exciting. "People always ask, 'Do you do anything to keep it fresh for your man?' I hate that question. I'm like, 'No. Why is it for your man?' I do things to keep it fresh for myself. The lingerie I buy is not for him necessarily. It's for us and for myself. If you feel sexy, then it's good for you."

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WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 23: Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrives at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party Brought to you by Those Who Drink It at a private residence on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 30: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum attend the European Premiere of 'Magic Mike XXL' at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Paul Treadway / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 25: Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Magic Mike XXL' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Jenna Dewan Tatum attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Actor/producer Channing Tatum and wife actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere '22 Jump Street' on June 10, 2014 at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - February 24, 2013 Channing Tatum ans wife Jenna Dewan arriving for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 8: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend Teen Choice 2010 held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 8, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actor Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration with Jay-Z and Coldplay at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actors Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum attend Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2011's kick off with Chrysler Celebrating 'The Fighter' held at the District on Sunset on February 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive to 'The Vow' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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Not that the Tatums need any help on that front. Dewan says the two definitely still have a spark.

"We are not sex schedulers -- not yet!" she reveals. "Give us a couple more years. Maybe with child number two. There's a beauty in being two busy people because we get a lot of time to miss each other. To continue to miss someone after so many years is kind of a blessing in disguise."

As for parenting their 3-year-old daughter, Everly, the Step Up actress says she and her hubby are definitely on the same page.

"Chan is for women's rights and so am I," she shares. "Women should have the right to be the best they can be and make their own choices for themselves. Our daughter is young, but I think as she gets older, she's going to be all about the standard for women we keep at home -- she's going to be strong."

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Last month, the Tatums showed off their insane beach bods during a family vacation in Hawaii.

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