They met back in 1995 on the sets of 'Correlli', an Australian TV Series, and have two adopted children.
Hugh Jackman, 53, is absolutely in love with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. He celebrated his 26th wedding anniversary with his wife this year, reports Crafty Diply. The Logan star doesn't step back from expressing his love for his wife. He said in an interview with People, "Deb, she was a big star. I get picked up, and Deb is in the front seat of the car. I’ll never forget." They both met back in 1995 on the sets of Correlli, an Australian TV Series.
The actor further added, "She took off her seatbelt and she turned around and put out her hand and took off her sunglasses and said, ‘Hi, I’m Deborra-lee Furness, nice to meet you.’ I remember thinking, ‘I like this girl.'" He wasn't sure if Furness had the same feelings for him. However, he invited her and some friends over for dinner one day and it all got cleared up. He confessed his feelings for Furness and realized that she felt the same way. She even accused him of avoiding her all this time. He spoke on the Ellen DeGeneres show, "She goes, 'Oh? Because I've got a crush on you too.' I never in a million years thought she reciprocated."
The couple got engaged after only four months of dating and got married the following year. They have been together ever since with two adopted children, Oscar Maximilian Jackman and Ava Eliot Jackman. The couple has been pretty open about their journey with IVF and infertility as Furness tried to have children in her forties. Jackman told Katie Couric on her talk show, "Until you go through it, Until you go through it, you realize [infertility is] not talked about a lot.… And it [was] a difficult time." The couple, unfortunately, went through two miscarriages while going through IVF. Ultimately, they chose adoption and welcomed two beautiful children into their home, reports Newsday.
The couple was looking for children that weren't given attention by people looking to adopt. Jackman spoke to People, "Our motivation behind adopting was, ‘Where is the need?'" He added, "And we just knew from talking with people in that space when we were looking around, that the biggest need is in mixed-race kids." Furness is also well-known for her work in the area of adoption. According to 2Gb, she was awarded the Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for her work with her organization, Adopt Change which helps children find their forever home and aid in their stable upbringing.
Jackman commemorated their anniversary by posting a beautiful image on Instagram with the caption, "Today I celebrate 26 years of marriage to my extraordinary wife. Every single day is filled with so much laughter, joy and backgammon!!!!"
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