Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum ''communicate'' differently now they are parents.

The 'Step Up' co-stars are parents to Everly, nine months, and the actress says having a daughter has brought her closer to her husband because they have so many more decisions to make.

Jenna said: ''You become closer because you have to be in the same page to make decisions for the baby.

''It makes us communicate about things we never did before.''

Channing and Jenna adore their baby, but also recognise its important for them to spend quality time as a couple, so they organise regular date nights.

She told Us Weekly magazine: ''You have to have adult conversations for your own sanity. So we get a sitter, go out and have some fun. We're very good about making time for that.''

Jenna also says the youngster is very much daddy's girl.

She has said: ''He's like a big kid. He plays with her, and she laughs harder and smiles bigger than she does with anyone. Dad comes around and it's playtime. She's like, 'Mom, I'll talk to you later!'''