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Hugh Jackman: 'It Was Painful' Not Being Able To Have Children Of His Own!

Tue, September 27, 2011 2:13pm EDT by 8 Comments

Hugh Jackman, a talented actor and father of two, spills to Australia’s Herald Sun about what it was like when him and his wife found out they couldn’t have kids.

Not being able to have children of your own is a difficult problem for any family to face.  And Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness are no strangers to the issue!

The couple currently have two children — Oscar, 11, and Ava, six — who they adopted after finding out having biological children was no longer a possibility.

“It was painful. It’s not easy. You put a lot of time and effort into it, so it’s emotional,” Hugh told Australia’s Herald Sun. “‘I think any parent can relate – trying to have children is wonderful and when you feel as though that’s not going to happen, there’s a certain anxiety that goes with it.”

Hugh continued to explain however, that adoption was never completely out of the question.

“We thought we’d have a kid or two biologically and then adopt. But when we decided we’d had enough of IVF, we went ahead with adoption,” Hugh said.

While their fertility issues were undoubtedly difficult, they continued to keep their heads up high.

“From the moment we started the adoption process, all the anxiety went away. I don’t think of them as adopted – they’re our children… Deb and I are believers in I suppose you could call it destiny. We feel things happened the way they are meant to. Obviously, biologically wasn’t the way we were meant to have children.”

We definitely appreciate Hugh’s honesty about the situation, especially since this is something us non-celebs deal with in real life.

What do YOU think about Hugh opening up publicly? Was it noble or a publicity stunt?

— Nicole Karlis