Malin Akerman dared Jack Donnelly to strip for her friends when they first started dating.

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman

The 42-year-old actress - who has been married to Jack, 35, since 2018 - has revealed she decided to test her husband after he claimed to have worked as a Chippendales dancer.

She explained: "When I first started dating Jack, I dared him to strip for me and my girlfriends poolside because he claimed he had worked as a Chippendales dancer for a summer in England - and he did! That’s when I knew I was going to marry him."

Malin also revealed that during her younger years, she pretended to be Catholic just so she could be closer to her then-boyfriend.

The actress - who was previously married to musician Roberto Zincone - told Us Weekly: "I once pretended to be Catholic so that I could get into my then-boyfriend’s high school. I didn’t want him hanging around all those girls in uniform without me!"

Meanwhile, Malin previously hailed Jack for bringing out the best in her.

The actress also admitted that their romance feels "different" to any of her previous relationships.

Malin - who has Sebastian, seven, from her first marriage - said: "It feels different, for sure it does. To be honest with you, it just feels like that last piece of the puzzle just clicked and it feels right.

"When you meet someone who just, without sounding cheesy, but kind of completes you, you just feel like you can be the best version of yourself. You don’t have to change. They bring out the best in you, and vice versa. It just feels right.

"He’s a good, good man. Very good man."

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