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Hugh Jackman celebrates 20th wedding anniversary

Published 11/04/2016

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Every year gets better and better for the happy couple as Hugh and Deborra mark 20 years of marriage.

Hugh Jackman paid a sweet tribute to his wife Deborra Lee-Furness on Monday (11Apr16) as they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

The Australian star marked the special occasion by taking to Instagram.com to share a black-and-white photo of the couple on its wedding day in Melbourne back in 1996. In the image, Hugh, who is pictured wearing glasses, smiles widely as Deborra, dressed in a low-cut gown, beams beside him.

"20 years ago on this day..." the actor captioned the sweet snap.

Hugh, 47, and Deborra, 60, who met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli in 1995, share two adopted children, Oscar and Ava.

The X-Men star has often gushed about his love for the actress, and last month (Mar16), he revealed the secret to their happy marriage during an appearance on Australian morning show Sunrise.

When asked if there was a slogan he lived his life by, the action man admitted how important it is to prioritise his wife's happiness above all else.

"The most important one, is drummed into me everyday: happy wife, happy life. That's the slogan. We're about to celebrate our 20th (anniversary)," he beamed.

He previously recalled the moment he laid eyes on Deborra in a candid chat with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in February (16).

"That was my first job, where I met her. She was the star I had this major crush on her. Everyone did," he smiled. "The whole crew had a crush on her and I was so embarrassed that I didn't talk to her for about a week."

Hugh eventually plucked up the courage to ask her out, and he's thankful he did.

"She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me," he added. "I'm kind of really grateful that I met her before anything kind of happened because everything that's happened in my career and on screen, off screen we've always done it together."

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