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

Tue, September 27, 2011 2:13pm EST 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

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Posted at 5:46 AM on July 25, 2013  

how or why would this be a publicity stunt?! These are two people who love eachother very much and have adopted two lovely children! People make me sick.

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Posted at 4:40 PM on July 8, 2012  

This is a typical Hollywood sham marriage. She is way older and they have adopted kids. A beard no doubt.

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He is not gay

Posted at 4:05 PM on September 27, 2011  

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman adopted two kids one Blqck and one one
White just like Hugh! So was that a publicity stunt too. Since
Both Tom and Nicole had Their own biological children?

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Posted at 3:19 PM on September 27, 2011  

JJ you are obviously a very ignorant person. My husband and I have been told we will not be able to have our own children, and Hugh is right, it is very painful. It’s not something anyone can understand, without being in the same boat.

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Posted at 2:54 PM on September 27, 2011  

@JJ how cruel of you to say that the inability to have biological children is devastating which Mr Jackman and his wife have both talked about before. nor is he the first celebrity to be honest about their battles with infertility Marcia Cross Jane Seymour & Celine Dion come to mind as others

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Posted at 2:31 PM on September 27, 2011  

Maybe they couldn’t have kids because he’s gay and he couldn’t get a hard on? Then again, his wife looks like a man so perhaps that wasn’t the issue.

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Posted at 11:48 AM on September 28, 2011  

JJ, I pray that you will not face this situation one day. How do you know that he is gay and what exactly do u look like? I think that your are mean, cruel and ignorant to say something like this! You need Jesus!!!

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Posted at 12:31 PM on September 28, 2011  

Jealousy is a terrible thing!
they make a gorgeous couple and family!

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