After 21 Years Of Marriage, Hugh Jackman Praises His Wife, Deborra-Lee, For Being His Rock

Date February 14, 2018

Beside every great man is a more significant woman. Deborra Lee is the most significant woman beside the Wolverine star, Hugh Jackman.

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Their love story spans over two decades. It’s a tale of patience, commitment, and enduring love. The actor is not shy when it comes to sharing his adoration for his wife.

Who Is Deborra-Lee Furness?


You can’t miss her on the red carpet. They're always hand in hand, cuddling, and whispering to each other. Their display of affection is infectious. Deborra Lee, 62, is an Australian actress and producer.


She also does a lot of charity work to help those in need around the world. The couple met in 1995 on the set of Deborra’s Australian TV show, Correlli. In it, she played prison psychologist Louisa Correlli.


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Hugh Gushes Over Her Every Time

After 21 years of wedded bliss, Jackman still blushes when he talks about his wife. The union has produced two beautiful children: Oscar, who is 17, and Ava, 12. Early on in the marriage, the couple struggled with infertility, but they have always been open for adoption.

Hugh told People magazine he wants his children to grow up to be confident and self-aware adults.

I want to tell my kids that, … it doesn’t matter what sexual orientation you are; it doesn’t matter what job you do, it doesn’t matter whether your hair is straight or curly, if you’re tall or short, man or woman, what race you are. What defines you as a human being is underneath all that.

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The Key To A Successful Marriage

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In spite of the 13-year age difference, their marriage is stronger than ever. The Greatest Showman actor gushes over his wife every chance he gets.



He reveals that their friendship stood the test of time because they got together before he was famous.

To the love of my life. 21 glorious years. I love you with all my heart.

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One of the great pieces of fortune in my career, it started late, but that Deb and I were already set together, a team, madly in love, like literally before it all happened. We can see all the ups and downs for what they are. Our priority is our family, and we're there for each other no matter what.

He also reminds himself that without the support of his children, he wouldn’t be as successful. If we have learned anything from this story, it’s this: True love always has your back, no matter what.

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