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Deborra-Lee Furness: 6 Insane Facts About Hugh Jackman’s Wife

Insane Facts About Hugh Jackman’s Wife

Fans would immediately recognize the sound of Hugh Jackman’s name. After all, he played the iconic role of Wolverine in the X-Men film series and P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Indeed, he is a versatile and multitalented actor. On top of that, he’s a great guy who stays away from the nasty controversies of Hollywood.

People ought to know that behind Jackman’s seemingly amazing life is his wife, who is equally talented and successful. Most would only know that Deborra-Lee Furness and Jackman have a 13-year age gap, which is not a bad thing. In fact, that makes their relationship so much more interesting. Check out more facts about Deborra:

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Deborra-Lee Furness Is 13 Years Older Than Hugh Jackman

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In an industry where older men usually go for younger women, Furness is 13 years senior to her husband. They have been married for 26 years, and share two children. The couple met in Australia where they are both from and were introduced to each other in one of their TV projects.

They Keep Things Spicy And Fresh

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For a long-time married couple, it is inevitable to feel a bit stagnant and boring. But, for Deborra and Hugh, it’s a bit more exciting as she “gets to have so many affairs.” Now, this is where the thrill in their relationship takes place. Jackman had so many roles in the past that he could just transform himself into someone else to spice things up.

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She And Her Husband Adopted Their Children

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Like any other couple, they also wanted to raise their own children. Furness suffered from two miscarriages, and the couple also tried IVF, but things did not work out exactly as they hoped to be. In the end, they chose to adopt a pair of kids. They adopted Oscar in 2000 and Ava in 2005.

They Shared Their First Kiss On-Screen

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In 1995, Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman starred in an Australian TV series, Correlli, which only had 10 episodes. It was one of those short-lived shows that viewers would eventually forget if not for Jackman’s presence. It was also the couple’s first meeting, and luckily, they shared their first kiss on that show. In an interview, Jackman revealed, “Literally from day one, Deb and I had that feeling. It was like a relief. I could just be myself.”

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She Received Major Awards

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Furness has been outspoken about her advocacy for helping and supporting women and children. As an adoptive parent herself, she helped “overhaul Australia’s anti-adoption culture and lobby for national adoption law reform.” She was later awarded New South Wales Australian of the Year in 2014.

Deborra-Lee Furness Has A Lengthy TV Career

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She is no stranger to the world of media. Deborra-Lee Furness worked in the industry since the 80s and wore several hats all throughout her career. Before Jackman landed his breakout role in 2000, his wife already had notable roles on TV. Up to this day, she is working not only as an actress but as a director and producer as well.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.