Channing Tatum’s great-great-great-grandfather was a handsome Confederate soldier

Good looks often run in the family, but Channing Tatum apparently comes from a pretty long line of stunners.

The family heritage website has discovered that Tatum's great-great-great-grandfather, soldier John A. Ross, probably drove the ladies wild back in the 1800s.

The genealogy site, which recently found out that George Clooney is distantly related to Abraham Lincoln, dug up an old photo of Ross looking dapper in his Confederate Army uniform, which means it was probably taken sometime in the 1860s. Much like his great-great-great-grandson to come, Ross has thick shiny hair, a strong jawline, and a pouty mouth. In fact, if he had been alive today, he might have given Channing some stiff competition for People magazine's title of "sexiest man alive."

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Beyond fortunate genetics, Tatum won this year's title after a banner year of three movies that each showed off a different side of his personality. He got romantic in "The Vow" with Rachel McAdams, funny in "21 Jump Street" with Jonah Hill, and just plain sexy in "Magic Mike" with Matthew McConaughey. His great-great-great-grandfather would have to show off some pretty serious dance moves to steal the honour away.

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In his interview with People, Tatum revealed that he and his wife of three years, Jenna Dewan, plan on starting a family soon.

"I'm ready; I think she's ready. The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that," Tatum said about having children in the near future. "It's really easy for us guys to say, 'I want, like, 15 kids.' Jenna will be like, 'Well, you better get another wife!'"

Whether it's three or 15, it seems that Tatum will be continuing to pass along his good-looking genes to future generations!