Hugh Jackman on fatherhood and adoption
Actor Hugh Jackman spoke to Sunday Life magazine for this week’s issue, on such topics as his work, fatherhood and adoption. Hugh and wife, Deborra-Lee Furness have two adopted children, Oscar, 6 1/2 and Ava, 18 months. Some highlights include:
Deborra-Lee is the SAHM and they travel with daddy!
Despite having her own career, Deborra-Lee and the children follow Hugh to locations for filming. This means that Hugh never has to be away from the kids for more than two weeks. Deborra-Lee has only acted in one film, Jindabyne, which had great raves last year, since Oscar’s arrival.
On their plans for children.
The couple were "present at his [Oscar’s] birth and his biological mother even came to live with them for a time." They then adopted Ava in 2005. The couple have said however, even if they could have had children they still would have adopted;
On hectic times at home.
Jackman has said now that they have two children, times at home get hectic, but they feel "more natural." Deb worries sometimes; "Deb, who is an only child, gets increasingly freaked out…but the more there’s chaos, mess, noise, the more I start to feel, ‘Ah, this is how it’s meant to be!’"
Source: Sunday Life magazine (The Sun-Herald Magazine), January 28th, pg. 12
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