Hugh Jackman On Wife’s Miscarriages, The Joys Of Adoption

Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness attending the premiere of 'Les Miserables' held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City

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.”

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  1. Annie_S

    He sounds like a great dad. I really like these two – Hugh and Deb

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  2. A. Smyth

    Deb is an amazing actress in her own right, they seem like a great couple.

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  3. go ahead and dislike

    listen.. he seems like a generally nice/wholesome guy and a great actor for sure.. not to mention a fine husband and father- but you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think he’s gay. there is NOTHING wrong with this whatsoever, but it’s pretty obvious he’s gay and has chosen his life for what it is. dislike away but it’s the cold heart truth.

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    • Anonymous9

      So what if he is gay, or bi, or whatever? It doesn’t change the fact that he is devoted to his wife and children, seems like a genuinely nice guy, and is hot as hell. I always wonder why some people care so much about another person’s sexuality; something must be missing from their own lives to feel such need to “enlighten” others.

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    • Anonymous

      It’s obvious? To who? Not me (for one).

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    • Annonymous

      He’s not gay. Why do you think he is?

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    • Mimi

      We don’t need to “dislike away.” It’s not your flipping business. Period.

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    • Emily

      How is it obvious? Have you personally seen him have sex with men? Gay and straight people come in all forms with all sorts of personalities, careers, hobbies, passions, mannerisms, with different styles, etc. You’re being ignorant if you think otherwise. He’s the only person who knows his sexuality. Everything coming from everyone else is absurd speculation in regards to someone they don’t even know.

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  4. Anonymous

    Gay? Why would you think that? That never even crossed my mind. One thing I can say is that he’s a very devoted husband and father and a class act. Traits that can rarely be found in any couple.

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  5. chbian

    wow.. it must have been had for them, but happy they decided to adopt.. oscar and ava are lucky to have them as parents..

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