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Channing Tatum & Wife Jenna Expecting First Child!

The Sexiest Man Alive is to become a dad next year...

Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have announced they are expecting their first child.

The couple - who married in 2009 after starring alongside each other in Step Up - are set to become parents in 2013.

A message on Tatum's official Instagram page read: "Incredible news!!! Two amazingly beautiful souls are about to bring another beautiful soul into this world!

"CONGRATS to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan on expecting their first little muchkin!"

Jenna proudly showed off her baby bump at the VH1 Divas concert on Sunday (16th December) - attending the event in a floor-length baby blue gown.

Channing has since taken to Twitter to thank fans for their messages of congratulations, writing: "Appreciate everyone's good wishes and love! Thanks guys! :)."

The new comes after it was reported that the Magic Mike hunk plans to take a break from acting next year to focus on directing instead.

Tatum previously expressed his desire to start a family with Jenna, stating: "The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that."

The 32-year old was recently named the Sexiest Man Alive 2012 by People magazine, taking the title from Bradley Cooper.

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