When someone becomes a famous movie star – especially one who is known for having good looks and charm, it isn’t unheard of for them to ditch their loved one in favor of a ‘newer model’. Unfortunately, that kind of thing happens every day, and celebs often have their pick of plenty of fans and even other celebs.
That’s why when a star like Hugh Jackman stays true to their spouse, it can sometimes seem too good to be true. Jackman, 50, and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 63, celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary this past April – and they’re going on even stronger than ever.
How did they do it?
This glowing couple didn’t rely on a psychic reader to find out what they should do to ensure a long-lasting marriage. Instead, they sat down together and discussed the best way to safeguard their marriage, especially if they planned to have children. They made a simple, yet powerful pact to one another that they still make use of to this very day.
Earlier this week, WHO magazine published The Father Hood: Inspiration for the New Dad Generation, which focuses on the ‘evolution of the modern dad through a collection of interviews, essays, stats, and insights.’
In this book, Hugh Jackman goes on record as saying:
“Before we had kids, Deb and I made a pretty simple but powerful choice to look each other in the eye at every crossroads in life. Those crossroads are sometimes big, sometimes they’re small, sometimes you don’t even realize they’re crossroads until you look back.”
He continues, “But at those moments, we said we’d ask each other, “Is this good or bad for our marriage? Or, now that we’ve got kids, is this good or bad for our family? And as often as possible, we do the thing that is good for our family.”
That’s not all! Hugh also revealed to People magazine earlier this year that intimacy is the true key to a happy marriage, and that it is without a doubt, the most important thing.
He said, “People talk about intimacy and assume that means in the bedroom. Of course it is that, but really, intimacy is being able to share everything together. Good, bad, fears, successes. Deb and I had that from the beginning. We’ve always been completely ourselves with each other.”
And every woman and some men swoon in reaction. As if we didn’t have enough reason to swoon already when it comes to Hugh Jackman.