Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, are now the parents of two adopted children, Oscar and Ava. But before adopting, Hug and Deborra-Lee tried to have their own biological children. The ‘Les Miserables’ star opened up about how difficult it was for them.
“To be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan. We didn’t know where in the process that would happen but biologically obviously we tried and it was not happening for us and it is a difficult time. We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I’ll never forget it the miscarriage thing — it happens to one in three pregnancies, but it’s very very rarely talked about.
“It’s almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn’t mind me bringing it up now. It’s a good thing to talk about it. It’s more common, and it is tough. There’s a grieving that you have to go through.”
I hope Deborra-Lee doesn’t mind you talking about it either, Hugh- LOL! We all know couples struggle with infertility, but it’s such a deeply private thing. Some couple going through it now will probably find Hugh’s sharing helpful. Hugh said things got better as soon as their oldest child, Oscar, was born.
“all the heartache just melted away.”
The Jackman family seems like such a happy one. I’m glad things worked out!
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