Sandra Bullock Met Channing Tatum After Daughters Fought in Preschool

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum met when their daughters had a fight in preschool.

The 57-year-old actress and 41-year-old actor star together in The Lost City but admitted they have ‘blocked out’ the details of one of their first proper encounters because they had been called to meet with teachers after Laila Bullock and Everly Tatum were involved in a battle to prove who was the ‘alpha.’

Channing – who shares Everly, eight, with ex-wife Jenna Dewan – said, ‘I’ve blocked it all out.’

Children normally enter preschool at age four or five, so this must have taken place over three years ago.

Sandra – who adopted Louis, 11, and Laila, eight, as a single parent – added, ‘There’s some PTSD attached to it.

‘We met through drama, in the principal’s office at preschool. We were called in together because Everly and Laila were trying to alpha the other one out, and we prayed it was the other’s child that caused the damage.’

Fortunately, the girls get along well now and their famous parents joked they took on the movie so their kids could spend time together in a ‘COVID-safe’ environment.

Sandra told The New York Times: ‘That’s the reason we did this film, so they could have one long, COVID-safe play date. We even brought motorbikes down there. All we cared about is that Everly and Laila were just having the time of their lives.’

Channing and Sandra actually met for the first time at the actress’ birthday party when the Magic Mike star was just an unknown.

Sandra recalled, ‘But actually, I think we met for the first time at my birthday party. You were a plus-one.’

Channing corroborated, ‘That’s right, I think that was my first week in Hollywood. You were the first celebrity person I met. 

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‘God bless his soul, Chris Huvane [the late talent manager] actually brought me there. I believe he was DJing at that point, he wasn’t managing.’

Sandra confirmed: ‘All the Huvanes took over my party — I had no say in my own birthday. I went, “I have three friends here. I don’t know who anybody else is.” The other Huvanes are publicist Steve Huvane (who reps Jennifer Aniston) and agent Kevin Huvane (who reps Jennifer Lopez).

‘I was like, “Is anyone here for me?”‘

While the Oceans 8 star didn’t enjoy her own celebration, Channing enjoyed himself.

He said: ‘I had a blast, personally. I was a kid from Florida, basically not even an actor at that point. I was still just a model, and I made it to her party!’

Consummate professional: On Monday's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Bullock described how she stayed focused while filming a scene in The Lost City with an almost nude Tatum

On Monday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Bullock described how she stayed focused while filming a scene in The Lost City with an almost nude Tatum. 

She explained how she was in front of his crotch but tried instead to divert her eyes and focus on his thigh.

In the film the longtime actress plays a shut-in author who gets kidnapped and has a scene where she has to help Channing, who plays a romance novel cover model, peel leeches off his body. 

‘He’s full on Fabio,’ said Sandra before the host joked, ‘He’s more than that he’s full on Monty. Let’s sell some tickets right now, Sandy!’ 

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