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Deborra-Lee Furness is Hugh Jackman's Wife (PHOTOS)

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Deborrah-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman

Deborra-Lee Furness, 54, has the distinction of being the wife of People magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man AliveHugh Jackman, 40.

Furness attended the Methodist Ladies' College in Melbourne, Australia, and is also a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

The four time FCCA Award winner met Jackman in 1995 on the set of  his first television acting job in the Australian TV show "Corelli."  The two married in April 1996.

Jackman personally designed an engagement ring for Furness, and their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription "Om paramar mainamar," translated as "we dedicate our union to a greater source."

The couple has two adopted children, Oscar Maximilian (born 15 May 2000) and Ava Eliot (born 10 July 2005). They currently live in Manhattan, NY.

View photos of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness below.

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My husband is my height (5'10) and is a early balder. I'm beyond annoyed at folks who assume I'm with him for money esp. after publicity tours, when he waits around in between shooting for a quick lunch (for me usually a latte). They insult my inner being in assuming I 'm clueless of how incredibly sexy, intelligent & charming he is and how fortunate it is to be with him...all based on some shallow assessment of my physical appearance that will disappear completely in 30 years. Ridiculous miserable people!


I think they're an awesome couple, and he's one of the few less in need of a Psychologist than the train wrecks in Hollywood. (Note: I've known personally and socially quite a few Psychologists in my life, and it's my observation that they are as messed up as some of their patients). I think the ones that have a problem with this are the ones with the problem.


Sorry, beleive that much of the negative comments are not because of jealousy. Im a psychologist and I think the way he talks about his wife is more like a kid "my momma said", an idealized mother image. They are not well suited and that has nothing to do with age difference. Also there is no denying that she is less forunate appearancewise, fertilitiwise, bodywise, talentwise, charmwise etc, I beleive similar people match. He will be with her forever though, so traumatized by the loss of his mother. I've also noticed that she almost TRIES to look older, which to me indicates something. She also always wears black, in psychology referred to as the "crone" color. A very peculiar match.

@ Tina

lol...What psychology degree sees into her fertility when they already have 2 children and neither seems to suggest a fertility dilemma? How are 2 people so not well suited whom manages to have a marriage lasting triple the Hollywood avg... based on her pic or an interview that your psychology teachings zoomed in on? I think you should ask for a refund (assuming you actually have a degree to forfeit).


She seems richer inside than him, and he probably could not have made himself a super star without her, you never know. I think she's such a lady.


I am an Australian woman, married with three children. I hope, by the time my children grow up there will be much more acceptance in the world. Still people find ways to divide each other, age, gender, sexuality, colour... God - just live life and make the most of it! I don't think he's that HOT anyhow, nothing like Leonardo DiCaprio ,-) who is about 8 years younger than me - nice to dream! Relax with the narrow mindedness!


I dont think anyone is jealous of Hugh's wife because they are speaking critical of her looks. Her husband is famous so of course people will critique her its part of being in the spot light. He is amazingly handsome to ALL women so we are expecting an amazingly and equally attractive woman by his side. Its female human condition to think in such a way because he is such a gorgeous man. She is definitely not what most women pictured his wife to look like including me. Yes, its superficial I agree but oh well.

@ Anita

Anita, I don't find Hugh Jackman attractive at all, so your comment that he is attractive to all women is inaccurate. I don't know much about him and have nothing against him. I find it mature for him to choose a woman based on her inner beauty rather than outer beauty. Contrary to popular belief, some men like women with meat on their bones. I wish them well; whatever the case is.

@ Anita sound really envious, insecure and attempting to rationalize it.


I think they are wonderful. They look like two souls who connected, why is that so hard to believe? She was gorgeous when she was younger and I'm sure he was proud to snag her. They are so cute together and have obviously built their lives together. It warms my heart. (And I am grateful for such couples. Lisa Bonet and her boyfriend and father of her youngest two children are another example. My boyfriend is 12 years younger than I am. He is so handsome, 6'3, Scandinavian, he chased me so hard and I had the usual insecurities an older woman would have but I'm so glad I let him catch me. Because he is a beautiful person and so am I, and no one else has ever been right for either of us. So yay for all the couples out there like us!)


Seriously, those people who said that age doesn't matter and that it's okay for a younger man to be with a way older woman (not pointing to anyone) are definitely just pretending. Of course age does matter! And it's a hell of an issue in the whole public if someone is being with a too much older partner. You can't tell people to stop criticizing about that most especially if the subject are those populars. But the MAIN issue with this is that THEY LOVE AND HAPPY WITH EACH OTHER. Can you guys imagine, Hugh and Deb won't be able to reach even 3 years if they don't love each other! That's point with that. I'm happy for them. Hugh is indeed a one blessed gift for the womankind. All I can say is, Deb is very LUCKY to have his love.

@ Trishy

I agree...and obviously he has realized for almost 20 yrs. how 'lucky' he is to. Hope is will never change mutually.


Though it was his mother, when i first saw the pair... ooops!!!
If they are a happy pair, who cares, not all good looking pairs are happy anyways!


i hope she's not paing him to be married to's heartbreaking just looking at them together!!!!...without her he wld be perfect, and nooooobody is meant to be perfect

@ tiffany

lol..are you really that dumb? He is a superstar & she is not professionally working for 15 yrs...paying him what? Wow...ladies get some self esteem. I'm a model but even if I wasn't I'd think better of my value as a woman...scary.