Actor Hugh Jackman has been charming audiences for decades, and today many might be surprised to learn that he is celebrating a milestone birthday — he turns 50!
The Australian star got his start on Australian TV series before his huge break as Logan/Wolverine in the very first X-Men film back in 2000 when he was 32. He has gone on to be one of the industry’s most sought after leading men who has the ability to command the screen in action films as Logan, but also steal hearts in romances and dramas like Someone Like You, Kate & Leopold, Les Miserables and The Greatest Showman.
Jackman is one star who is so beloved because it seems he has never let the fame go to his head, and has maintained a low-key and down-to-earth life with his wife of 22 years Deborra-lee Furness. The duo met during one of Jackman’s first ever acting roles when he came on to the set of the series Correlli which Furness was the star of, and Furness being 13 years his senior, a relationship begun.
In honor of the charming star’s 50th birthday, take a look back at his enduring romance with these things you never knew about the couple and their relationship:
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Hugh Jackman And Deborra-Lee’s 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.