Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting a baby! People magazine – who recently voted Channing the Sexiest man Alive – broke the news yesterday (December 17, 2012), after the couple’s rep confirmed they “are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year.” It’s no great surprise, as Channing revealed to the magazine fairly recently that both he and Jenna felt ready to start a family. “I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” said Channing when it came to baby talk. When he was asked how big he wanted their brood to be, he said “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."

Jenna spoke to Billy Bush and Scott Wolf on Access Hollywood Live recently and was coy when it came to the subject of babies. “We want a family, we definitely want a family. Whenever it’s meant to be… whenever divine intervention comes along and creates that to happen, it will be happening.” Not giving much away there, then!

Channing and Jenna met on the set of the 2006 movie Step Up. They’re both 32 years old and married in 2009; now the couple are preparing to bring their first child into the world. 

Watch Jenna on Access Hollywood Live