Hugh Jackman’s family consists of the actor, his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and their two kids, but his latest Role has influenced his fatherhood. The couple shares different parenting views.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met in 1995 on the set of “Corelli,” and instantly, he fell in love with her. To him, the Aussie beauty was confident and full of energy, something he needed at that time in his life. Two weeks after their meeting, the “X Men” star was convinced she was the one.
The duo exchanged vows in 1996 and have been going strong ever since. But their seemingly perfect marriage has been bugged with rumors. They have come under the heat over their age difference—Furness is more than ten years older than her husband.
Also, Jackman’s sexuality has been debated, but even though Furness feels bad about the rumor, these two have managed to keep their affairs under wraps. In the past, they commented on their very boisterous sexual life, and the actress has learned to make jokes from the gossip.
“I hope people realize it’s all made up. Hugh’s been gay for so many years. I was gay, too, when I did [my 1988 film] Shame. They were shocked when I got married,” she jokingly quipped in 2020.
While the couple might not have been bothered about the swirling rumors, the actor confessed that they were once at a crossroads in their relationship. Hugh Jackman’s family includes his two kids, Oscar and Ava. And so far, parenting has not been all that easy, but through dedication and teamwork, they have excelled.
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Hugh Jackman’s Family Dynamics
The Wolverine actor admitted that he and Furness had different views when it came to parenting. They were excited to get married and believed that parenting would show their similarities, but it did not.
Instead, their idea of parenting was largely influenced by their backgrounds, and it came as a shock because they never had an honest discussion about the process. He said:
“And it wasn’t just Deb and I, it was somehow our pasts coming together’. We had really different ideas about being a parent… We just assumed: we love each other, we don’t argue, that’s going to.”
Despite the surprise in differences, their love was strong enough for them to agree on the family dynamics. Thankfully, things have worked out fine, like their marriage.
The Actor’s Latest Role and Its Influence On Fatherhood
Being a brilliant actor has involved making the character his own and bringing it to life. But Hugh Jackman’s latest Role has not only entertained that. He has also learned a thing or two from filming “The Son” — an important life lesson concerning parenting. In the film, he played a dad to a teenager who suffers from a mental crisis.
Onscreen, Jackman looked for ways to help his son. In reality, he lost his dad at the same time. Somehow, these experiences jointly changed him. He confessed to being a different parent who prefers to communicate with his kids often, even though he does not have all the answers to their questions.
Losing his dad also made him reflect on his Role as a dad, and it helped Hugh Jackman’s family in reality and onscreen in “The Son.” He told talk show host Stephen Colbert:
“I found myself thinking a lot and in a lot (of) emotional turmoil. And I think it was just part of giving over … giving over to the story, and I just sort of went with it.”