She's The One! Hugh Jackman's Wife Tried To Break Up With Him, But He Managed To Change Her Mind

Date March 28, 2019

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are among these rare Hollywood couples whose marriage is meant to last.


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They met in 1995, on the Australian TV show Correlli, and have been inseparable ever since. And while Hugh knew right away that Deborra-Lee was the one, she had doubts whether he was right for her!

On the podcast Aussies in Hollywood, the couple revealed that their rock-solid relationship had a slightly rocky start.


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How it started

Hugh and Deborra-Lee liked each other early on and started dating soon after they met. However, Deborra-Lee was hesitant: she had made up her mind and had been determined not to date her colleagues or men who are younger than her.

She recalled on the podcast:

I had just made my New Year's resolution, I said, 'I am not dating any actors, and definitely not under 30.'


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But Hugh thought otherwise. He knew right away that she was the one and he wouldn’t back down. So when Deborra-Lee attempted to break up with him, he did his best to change her mind.

The actor recalled:

I knew very early, I knew before Deb knew, even when she tried to break up with me, I knew [she was the one]. She kind of [broke up with me], a little bit. Early on, three weeks in. I managed to talk her out of it, thank God.

I'm a very indecisive person, Deb really knows this about me. I can count on my hand the amount of times in my life anything has felt that clear to me, and when it happens it's such a relief for me. I just knew 100 percent, I even knew when she was trying to work out reasons to break up with me.


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Deborra-Lee gave him a chance and now they have no regrets!

How they started a family

The couple tried to start a family, but they couldn’t conceive. They tried IVF, but that failed, too. That’s when they knew they would go a different way and made a decision to adopt.


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Now, they are a happy family of four! Hugh and Deborra-Lee are raising two beautiful children, son Oscar and daughter Ava.

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