Hugh Jackman has no problem finding girls to kiss these days given his leading man status, not to mention his rock-solid relationship with wife of nearly 20 years, Deborra-Lee Furness.

But back when the hunky Australian was in elementary school, things weren’t always so easy. Hugh explains to Closer why his first kiss was rushed at the tender age of 9!

“It was with Sarah Dowsett,” the 45-year-old remembers. “I was going to a new boys’ school and thought, ‘If I don’t kiss a girl before I go, I won’t ever get to kiss a girl.'”

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Jackman with wife Deborra-Lee

Smart thinking, Hugh! Though clearly the triple-threat wasn’t destined to only kiss one woman!

Among the leading ladies he’s smooched: Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Kate Beckinsale. Not bad, not bad at all!