One of the most attractive men in Hollywood entertainment, “Wolfman” Hugh Jackman is still more pleased with his wife who is 13 year-old older than him. They have been happily together for 21 years.
In the entertainment industry with many temptations, many “easy-come-easy-go” love stories among the stars frequently happen. In terms of handsome actor Hugh Jackman, he has made the whole world admired his happy marriage lasting 21 years with Deborra-Lee Furness who is not rich, not famous as him, and 13 years older than him
His first role was in the TV series Correlli (1995). It was also in this film that he met his mate. At that time, Deborra-Lee Furness was a famous actress, while Jackman was just a young man. Only after this first acting, the actor fell in love with Furness.
In 2016, Hugh Jackman showed off old photos of them when they first met. He shared that Fureness was a beautiful woman who was adored by a lot of men at that time. “I didn’t dare to talk to her for about a week. However, one night after I was drunk, I courageously confessed my feelings for her in front of the whole crew”, Hugh revealed.
Although standing in front of the handsome and polite guy, Fureness said that she hesitated a lot. “I used to want to turn down Jackman because I promised myself I wouldn’t love a man who did the same job with me and was younger than me. Ironically, he converged both. But somehow, I believed that he was the most special person I had ever met. I believed we were born for each other”, she shared.
Having been dating for 4 months, Hugh Jackman proposed to Deborra-Lee Fureness and she agreed. In April 1996, the couple officially got married on the outskirts of Melbourne (Australia). At this time, the actor was only 27 years old while his girlfriend had turned 40.
When they publicized their dating until their marriage, the couple had suffered a lot of public opinions. Many people also argued that Deborra-Lee Fureness was completely unworthy of Hugh Jackman regarding both appearance and talent.
While Hugh Jackman was increasingly popular in Hollywood, his wife was not even known in this movie industry. His aura completely obscured his wife. At some events, when Fureness attended with her husband, she was almost considered invisible. Furthermore, some fans even pushed her away from Jackman. Knowing that, the X-Men star always held his wife’s hand or kisses her wherever he appeared.
The 13-year-old gap has never been a problem in the marital life of Hugh Jackman and his wife because their love has been challenged through many hardships and difficulties. The couple’s biggest challenge came when Deborra-Lee Fureness was incapable of becoming pregnant because of getting married too late. After two unsuccessful in-vitro miscarriage, the couple not only did not crack emotionally but also was more closely and overcome the fate together. They decided to adopt two children who were Oscar and Ava.
The presence of two children made the small family happier with more laughing. “We are two of the best soulmates of each other. Our home is always full of laughter, optimism, and excitement. She is a person with many tricks”, the actor said. Hugh Jackman always uses beautiful words to talk about his wife and his family.
In 2013, Hugh Jackman found out he had skin cancer, but he said he was not afraid because he always had a wife to support him. “I am truly grateful to have met her before the worst things happened to me. Everything in my career, both on screen and in real life, she and I always overcome together,” Hugh expressed on television in February 2016.
Over the past 20 years, whether appearing in splendid costumes on the red carpet or just walking on the streets, Hugh Jackman has always graciously held the hand of his wife who has always been “abused” by the media. These images makes his fans so touchy for his love.
Perhaps until now, the love story of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Fureness is no longer nitpicked by the public but instead is admired by their sincere and persistent love. The picture above was taken when the couple was on their second honeymoon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their wedding.