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

The 'Step Up' co-stars are parents to nine-month-old Everly. Dewan-Tatum says having a daughter has brought her closer to her husband because they have so many more decisions to make.

She 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."

The couple says while adore their baby, they also recognize it's important for them to spend quality time alone, so they organize regular date nights.

Dewan-Tatum 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."

Dewan-Tatum 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!'"