Hugh Jackman The 50 things we love about Hugh
1 Hugh said “meeting my wife was the greatest thing” to come out of filming the TV show Correlli in 1995. 2 He doesn’t care about their 13-year age gap – it’s irrelevant. 3 He’s a calming influence. “We meditate together,” Deb reveals. 4 Hugh loves his wife’s sense of humour. “I’ve told his agent he’s not allowed to work with Angelina [Jolie],” Deb jokes. 5 He’s drop-dead gorgeous. “I like him all ways – chubby, muscly, skinny,” Deb swoons. 6 He refuses to spend more than two weeks away from Deb at a time. 7 Hugh was smitten from the start – he proposed after four months! 8 He’s incredibly romantic. When Hugh proposed, he set up a beautiful table in a botanical garden with croissants and flowers. 9 He’s spiritual – the couple’s wedding rings have a Sanskrit inscription which translates to “we dedicate our union to a greater source”. 10 He has a sense of humour. “He makes me laugh more than anyone,” Deb says. 11 Deb knew Hugh was the one from the very beginning. 12 He prioritises and puts marriage before work. 13 Hugh appreciates everything Deb does for their children. 14 He’s a true romantic! “My number one rule for romance is surprise,” Hugh says. 15 He has the shock factor, surprising Deb with a three-hour lunch when he said he’d be at work. 16 Hugh’s a bad boy! “Every time I put the Wolverine outfit on she’s excited,” he says. 17 They communicate! “We talk about everything all the time, Hugh says. 18 Deb and Hugh are a team and everything they’ve done, they’ve done together. 19 It was love at first sight. He had a major crush on Deb from the beginning. 20 Hugh confides in his wife. “Having someone you trust is priceless,” he says. 21 They’re ridiculously close and have always been the best of friends. 22 He’s grateful. “When it comes to sacrifices, Deb has shouldered most of those,” he says. 23 Hugh supports Deb’s career, saying her talent should be seen. 24 He knows his imperfections. “My biggest fault is my inability around the house,” he laughs. 25 His love knows no bounds. “We fall deeper in love every day,” he says. 26 Hugh knows the rule: happy wife, happy life. “Your wife is always right. Very simple,” he jokes. 27 He accepts that it’s OK to make mistakes. 28 He relies on her, admitting she is the rock of the family. 29 He has a passion for his work. “I don’t feel like I’ve worked a day in my life,” he says. 30 Hugh knows love is more than surface deep. 31 He’s a devoted family man. “Deb and my kids are who I live for,” Hugh says. 32 He feels comfortable around her. “I could be myself from the moment I met her, It was a sense of ease,” says Hugh. 33 He can take a joke. “Sometimes my wife will make fun of me,” Hugh says. 34 He doesn’t take things for granted. “You and the kids are the greatest gift I will ever receive,” Hugh shared in honour of their 22nd wedding anniversary this year.
35 He doesn’t get jealous. “As long as she doesn’t work with Brad Pitt, we’re cool,” Hugh jokes of Deb’s dedication. 36 Nothing fazes him. “It’s, to me, not the most interesting thing about a person, anyway,” he says about rumours surrounding his sexuality. 37 Hugh appreciates the simple things – they’re not lucky but blessed to have each other. 38 They respect their differences. Deb advised Hugh not to take his career-defining role of Wolverine because she thought it was “a terrible idea”. But he did it anyway.
39 He’s a pillar of strength during life’s lows. “We struggled, a couple of miscarriages, IVF – it was not easy. It was difficult,” Hugh said on starting a family. 40 He’s a wonderful dad to adopted children Oscar, 18, and Ava, 13. “I don’t think of them as adopted – they’re our children,” Hugh says. 41 Hugh’s positive. He says,“we feel things happened the way they’re meant to. Obviously, biologically wasn’t the way we were meant to have children.” 42 He’s charity driven. Deb started non-profit Adopt Change in 2008 to raise awareness and advocate
Hugh proposed to Deb after just four months!