Hugh Jackman reveals wife's multiple miscarriages
Hugh Jackman, who recently admitted that he was abandoned by his mother, has now spoken about his struggles with parenthood.
Jackman talked about how his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, now 57, struggled through IVF and endured multiple miscarriages, while trying to have their own biological children.
"To be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan," the New York Post quoted him as telling Katie Couric on her daytime talk show.
"We didn't know where in the process that would happen but biologically obviously we tried and it was not happening for us and it is a difficult time.
"We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I'll never forget it the miscarriage thing and #65533; it happens to one in three pregnancies, but it's very, very rarely talked about," he said.
The 44-year-old actor said that it is "almost secretive" and hoped that his wife would not mind bringing it up now.
"It's a good thing to talk about it. It's more common, and it is tough. There's a grieving that you have to go through," he said.
The 'Les Miserables' star said that "all the heartache just melted away" when their son Oscar was born.
"Many of you are parents, you guys know you can't prepare for that moment. Nothing can prepare you," he said.
"You can't even explain how incredible it is and that avalanche of emotion that comes and how it opens up your heart, how it frustrates you, how it angers you, how everything is just all the sudden how alive you are as a parent," he added.