Zoë Kravitz is ready to talk a little more about her romance with Channing Tatum—and how she and good friend Taylor Swift secretly spent a lot of time together during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Kravitz told GQ that she was quarantining in London while shooting The Batman, and Swift was there too with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
“She was my pod,” Kravitz said. “She was a very important part of being in London, just having a friend that I could see and that would make me home-cooked meals and dinner on my birthday.”
Swift had glowing things to say about Kravitz, sharing in an email to the outlet, “Zoë’s sense of self is what makes her such an exciting artist, and such an incredible friend. She has this very honest inner compass, and the result is art and life without compromising who she is.”
As for her romance with Tatum, Kravitz first offered her thoughts on turning 30 and experimenting with domesticity. “I think you do that for a couple years and you realize there’s still a lot of life to be had,” she said. “I’m done romanticizing the ‘old is domestic’ thing. It’s cute for a minute and then it’s not.”
She touched on the decision to marry her longtime partner, actor Karl Glusman, in 2019, and why she ultimately filed for divorce 18 month later. “I just learned to think about who I am and what I want,” Kravitz said. “You meet someone who’s amazing and wants to marry you, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If there’s nothing wrong, then why wouldn’t you do it? You love them and that’s what you do. It’s a hard question to ask yourself: ‘Maybe I don’t want the thing that I’m supposed to want, a marriage, children, any of it. I don’t know if I want that at all.’ That’s an uncomfortable question, especially for a woman to ask herself.”
As for Tatum, who she met after she cast him in Pussy Island, the two just really connected, which led to them dating. (The two were first reported to be dating in August 2021.) “He’s just a wonderful human,” she said. “He makes me laugh and we both really love art and talking about art and the exploration of why we do what we do. We love to watch a film and break it down and talk about it and challenge each other.”
She added that they worked well together while making the film. “Whether it was making me tea or pouring me a drink or going to whip someone into shape or whatever—he really was my protector and it was really wonderful and sweet,” she said. “I think if you can do something like that together, it’s a good test. And we came out even stronger.”
You can read Kravitz’s full interview here.
Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.