11 Things You Didn’t Know About Hugh Jackman And Deborra-Lee’s Relationship
These days it seems it is more and more rare to hear about a long and loving celebrity marriage. Whether both people in the relationship are famous, or just one, it always seems to take a toll, but not when it comes to Hugh Jackman and his wife of over 20 years, Deborra-Lee Furness. The pair is perhaps one of the most down-to-earth and relatable celebrity couples out there who, despite fame and the length of their marriage, manage to stay pretty much out of the spotlight. Here are 11 things you didn’t know about the adorable pair and their relationship:
11. How They Met
Hugh Jackman and his longtime wife met back in 1995 on the set of the Australian series Correlli, which was only Jackman’s second ever credited on-screen role, while Furness was the show’s lead actress. At the time Jackman was around 26 years old, and Furness was 39, but that also didn’t stop Jackman from developing real feelings for the leading lady. “She was the star and I had this major crush on her. Everyone did. The whole crew had a crush on her and I was so embarrassed by that, I didn’t talk to her for about a week,” Jackman recalled.
10. Falling In Love
Although Jackman took the approach to not act on his crush and not talk to Furness, it seems Furness really didn’t see the relationship coming either. In a joint CBS News interview when asked if she was “reluctant” to be anything more than friends with Jackman, Furness said, “So reluctant. My New Year’s resolution was: I’m not dating any actors and definitely none under 30…meet my husband.” Despite holding back on both of their parts, it all became more when Jackman invited her over to a dinner party. “She said, ‘What’s a matter, have I annoyed you? You’re not talking to me anymore. What have I done wrong?’ and I said – I’d had a couple – and I said ‘oh look, I’ve got a crush on you, I’ll get over it.’ And she went, ‘Oh really.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, that is bad.’ And she goes, ‘Yeah, I got one on you too.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, great!’ So that was it. Twenty-one years later,” Jackman explained in a 2016 interview.