Dad of two Hugh Jackman is all about his kids! Yes, he does care a lot about his movie career — but the three people who mean the most to him are his 19-year-old son, Oscar, his 14-year-old daughter, Ava, and his superstar wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
“When Deb and I got married, we made a pact that we would look at each other at every turning point in our lives and ask ourselves if this is good or bad for our family,” he previously told Who magazine. The best part? They have both kept that promise. Hugh has supported Deb through every step in her career and she has done the same for him.
When it came time for their son, Oscar, to leave for college, Hugh remembers feeling an incredible amount of sadness because he was getting ready to leave the nest.
“My son is about to leave high school, and my daughter is about to go into high school. It’s amazing to just have conversations with them. But it took a bit of readjusting,” he admitted to People in April. “It went from ‘Hey, guys, these are the rules, we don’t do that,’ to having to give them reasons why.”
However, when Hugh goes to the movies with his kids, he admits it’s always a fun time. Plus, now that they’re older, they can watch all sorts of movies with him.
“It’s nice to go to the movies and see something you both want to see,” he said. “It’s no longer ‘Oh good, let’s watch Shrek for the 120th time.’ I mean, I love Shrek — but not 120 times.”
We understand, Hugh! Sometimes you have to do a lot of things that you don’t want to do for your children but, in the end, it’s all worth it. That’s exactly the way he sees it too.
“When your focus is innately, deeply, 100 percent become these kids in your life and their well being it just seems to put everything into perspective,” he said about what he’s learned from being a dad. “Being a father has taught me so much.”
Scroll below to learn all about Hugh and Deborra-Lee’s two precious kids!
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