Jessie J says there was a lot of ‘pressure’ on her relationship which they were photographed together before they became an item.
The 31-year-old Nobody’s Perfect hitmaker started dating the 39-year-old actor in October, and she waited six months to confirm she was dating the Magic Mike hunk.
The pair recently went on their first vacation together and Jessie admitted they needed to spend quality time together to get to know each other properly.
‘We’ve needed time to get to know each other. We’ve just had our first holiday together, which was wonderful, but that’s all I’m saying.’
The Bang Bang singer (real name: Jessica Ellen Cornish) also revealed that a good sense of humor is crucial for one of her partners.
When asked if she is loving life on 21 Jump Street — a nod to Channing’s 2012 high school cop comedy — Jessie smiled: ‘Oh I am very happy on 21 Jump Street!’
‘I always look for a guy with a good sense of humor and good morals. And hygiene. A man who showers is very important.’
Jessie recently admitted she didn’t want to hide their relationship.
‘The reason we kept it a secret for as long as we could be that we wanted to really enjoy it without it being magnified into something that it wasn’t yet,’ she explained on the podcast.
‘You don’t go on a date with a guy twice for a dinner then fall in love — well maybe you can, but that’s not me. That’s not who I am. I need time.
‘Everybody knew — I was like, ‘Can I just go on a date?’ But then we realized and we spoke. We weren’t experiencing love or a relationship in the way that we deserved because we had to hide and I don’t want to live like that.’
And, although she doesn’t want anyone to spoil their relationship, Jessie enjoys posting photographs of the 39-year-old actor in the nude on his social media sites.
The Voice Kids coach explained: ‘I decide when I want to talk about it and when I don’t. I decide when I want to post about him on Instagram and I don’t. If I do it’s often a naked picture of him because that’s what people want to see.’
It may still be early days for the couple but Jessie longs to one day have a family with Channing — who already has six-year-old daughter Everly with his former wife Jenna Dewan — despite suffering from infertility issues.
‘I was told, “You’re going to need a hysterectomy,”‘ she explained. ‘And I refused it and I said, “I’m going to do this and it’s going to be fine.”
‘I was told I can’t have kids. Do I believe it? No. Do I believe I will have kids? Yes. Do I believe in miracles? Yes. I believe in energy, I believe in spiritual healing, I believe in diet, I believe in non-conformist medicine.
‘And I have been on a mission ever since and I’m still on a mission now to make it happen, whether it’s naturally or whether it’s a surrogate or adoption.’