The road to parenthood wasn’t easy for Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness.
During a Tuesday appearance on Katie, the Les Miserables star opened up about adopting their two children – son Oscar, 12, and daughter Ava, 7.
“To be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan,” the Australian actor, 44, said.
“We didn’t know where in the process that would happen but biologically obviously we tried and it was not happening for us and it is a difficult time,” he added. “We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I’ll never forget it the miscarriage thing — it happens to one in three pregnancies, but it’s very very rarely talked about.”
“It’s almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn’t mind me bringing it up now,” he continued. “It’s a good thing to talk about it. It’s more common, and it is tough. There’s a grieving that you have to go through.”
But as soon as Oscar was born, “all the heartache just melted away,” the proud papa said.
“Many of you are parents, you guys know you can’t prepare for that moment. Nothing can prepare you,” he shared. “You can’t even explain how incredible it is and that avalanche of emotion that comes and how it opens up your heart, how it frustrates you, how it angers you, how everything is just all the sudden how alive you are as a parent.”