Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness celebrated their 23-year wedding anniversary in April, and now he’s got some wisdom to share about keeping a marriage strong.
In the new book The Father Hood: Inspiration for the New Dad Generation, the 50-year-old actor reveals how he and Furness have approached every big decision.
“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,” Jackman says in an extract from the book.
“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.”
Jackman and Furness have been married since 1996 and have two children together.