Fri, 21 Sep, 2018Basmah Qazi

The secret behind Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness' 22-year marriage

The secret behind Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness' 22-year marriage

Hollywood is notorious for short-lived marriages, but one celebrity couple seem to be pulling all the right strings after remaining committed for the last 22 years.

Being a part of the minority of long-lasting marriages in Hollywood, Hugh Jackman recently shared the secret behind his 22-year union with his wife Deborra-lee Furness.

The actor opened up about an agreement he and Deb, 62, made when they tied the knot back in 1996 in Toorak, Victoria.

“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 would ask ourselves if this is good or bad for our family,” the 49-year-old told Who.

The Oscar-nominated actor also praised his wife for her selflessness towards him and their two children, Oscar, 18, and 13-year-old Ava.

So much so, that Deb put her dream of accepting a place at her dream directing school to put Hugh’s career first.

“There’s a time no-one knows about when I was offered Oklahoma in London and she was offered a spot at the prestigious directing school at the Victorian College of Arts – and that’s impossible to get into,” he explained.

Despite Hugh insisting the pair stay in Australia, Deb was the one that made the push to go to London.

“I never forgot her selflessness in saying that because I know she always wanted to direct, and that was a big moment for her,” he added.

The couple celebrated their 22-year wedding anniversary earlier this year, with Hugh posting a touching tribute about Deb on his Twitter account, saying their connection “only gets deeper.”