Though they’ve been married for nearly 20 years, Hugh Jackman admits he’s still embarrassed by the “mad crush” he had on his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, when they were first introduced on the set of Australian TV show ‘Correlli.’
“I was [this] young guy, first job, she’s the star — everyone loved Deb. Literally the whole crew, producers, everyone was in love with her,” the actor, 46, said in a new interview.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee on ‘Correlli’ in 1995.
“I was really embarrassed when I realized I had a mad crush on her [and] I didn’t talk to her for a week. I was like, ‘This is just humiliating,'” he continued.
After noticing he was acting distant, Deborra-Lee, 59, confronted Hugh, which ultimately forced the star to admit his romantic feelings, the father-of-two explained. Then, much to his surprise, she admitted she too had a crush on Hugh!
Hugh with his wife and children in April 2009.
“I said ‘Listen, I’ve got a crush on you. It’s embarrassing. I’ll get over it.’ And she went, ‘Oh no.’ And I was like dying and she said, ‘I’ve got a crush on you too.’ Done,” Hugh said on ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’ on Thursday, March 5.
Just a year after they met, Deborra-Lee and Hugh married in April 1996. The couple later adopted tho children, Oscar, 14, and daughter Ava, 9.
Watch the ‘X-Men’ star recall his courtship with his wife in the video below!