Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum have always been total #couplegoals. Whether they’re working together, goofing off, or just hanging out as a family with daughter Everly, they seem perpetually head-over-heels in love with each other. So we were a little surprised to hear that Tatum’s 2008 proposal to his now-wife made her cry — and not in a good way.

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During a recent appearance on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, the actor fully copped to his awful plan. “When I proposed to my wife, I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me,” he admitted. “I basically told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off. I told her, ‘I don’t believe in the institution of marriage and I don’t think I ever want to get married.'”

Unfortunately, he was a little too convincing.

“She basically broke down crying,” Tatum told Grimshaw. “I thought, ‘This is not going well at all,’ so I had to propose to her sooner rather than later.”

Of course, as we know, he more than made it up to her when he pulled off a super romantic Maui proposal — complete with their closest friends on hand — not long after. They’ve been married for eight years now, so it’s safe to say she’s forgiven him for that initial prank.

The Magic Mike star had the chance to further repent for his proposal sins when, during the interview, he helped a caller surprise his girlfriend with a proposal over the phone. At least someone will have a happy proposal memory involving Tatum!

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