During her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Jenna dished on her first night with Channing, which occurred while the two were filming “Step Up.”
“He did this whole thing where he didn’t want to be in a relationship, so I was like, ‘Look, if you want to date other people and be free, that’s fine, but we’re not going to hang out and watch movies. You’ve got to figure out what you want, because I know I want to be in a relationship,’” Jenna, 36, told host Ellen DeGeneres.
A couple days later, Channing went out for a “crazy wild tequila” night with fellow “Step Up” cast members and dancers. As Jenna recalled, “He said he had the chance ‘to be free’ and he couldn’t stop thinking about me.”
Around two in the morning after his rager, Channing went up to Jenna’s hotel room and started banging on the door.
“I go and open the door — he’s going to kill me for this — he’s naked ― no, sorry, he has underwear, a sombrero and Ugg boots, and he’s like, ‘Let’s do this.’”
Channing ended up spending the night in Jenna’s room, and of course, was still there in the morning. Production assistants on set were scrambling to find him, until Jenna ― who had an earlier call time ― told one of them where he was. When the actor finally walked onto set, he was met with applause.
And that’s how it all began. Now, the couple, who’ve been married since 2009, share 3-year-old daughter Everly and continue to restore our faith in Hollywood romances.