New Channing Tatum Mermaid Story Is Fishy

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Channing Tatum Surprised Jenna Merman Costume Splash Jacuzzi

By Holly Nicol |

Channing Tatum Surprised Jenna Merman Costume Splash Jacuzzi

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Did Channing Tatum surprise his wife Jenna Dewan by wearing his merman costume from the Splash remake while in their jacuzzi? That’s the claim from one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can correct this fishy report. We’re told it’s “made-up.”

According to the National Enquirer, Tatum asked Dewan to join him for “a dip in their steamy jacuzzi,” but when Jenna “slipped beneath the boiling bubbles,” she found the actor “attached to a massive fish tail!” In terribly unnatural language, the outlet’s seemingly fake “source” is quoted as saying, “As Jenna’s jaw jerked wide open, Hubby cracked up as he explained he’d just signed up for a new version of the mermaid Daryl Hannah/Tom Hanks Splash movie, only this time he’s a merman!” The magazine’s supposed “insider” goes on to purport in more absurd verbiage, “Channing couldn’t resist showing Wifey his mixed appendage, which made quite a sex splash at home, especially after the tail had come off!”

As if it weren’t already obvious, the Enquirer’s latest report is just a giant fish tale. A source close to the Magic Mike actor tells Gossip Cop the story about him surprising his wife in their jacuzzi wearing a merman costume is simply “made-up.” Naturally, the publication fails to provide any specifics, including where Tatum got the alleged merman tail since the proposed Splash remake hasn’t even begun production. Also, no reputable insiders would talk in such an over-the-top style, referring to Tatum and Dewan as “Hubby” and “Wifey.” Basically, the article is simply is a fabrication.

Bizarrely, this isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has corrected the often disproven magazine for publishing an inaccurate story about the remake of the 1980’s fantasy-comedy. In 2016, we called out the tabloid for wrongly claiming that Tom Hanks was upset about Tatum starring in the remake of Splash. That wasn’t true, and the same goes for this latest tail, er, tale.

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