Last week Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness gave some tongue and cheek advice on how they stay together and this week the Wolverine star elaborated on his wife’s ‘no Angelina Jolie’ rule.
The Aussie power couple sat down for pre-taped interview with Channel 9’s Today last week where a cheeky Deborra-Lee said there is one actress she has forbidden Hugh from working with.
“I've told his agent he's not allowed to work with Angelina [Jolie],” Deborra-lee told Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson.
“I'm sure she's very nice and I love what she's doing - shining a light on awareness for adoption...” she trailed off, before qualifying: “just kidding”.
But during a weekend interview with ET at Comic Con Jackman gave the perfect response to his wife’s rule.
The 46-year-old Aussie told Hollywood insider Kevin Frazier that the couple have been married for 20 years and in that time they have come up with “a lot of rules” to make the things work.
“We’re very balanced,” Hugh said. “So she said that – as long as she doesn’t work with Brad Pitt, we’re cool."
All jokes aside, in their chat with Today Hugh and Deb did revel one of their secrets to keeping their union happy.
“Deb had a rule, never apart for more than two weeks,” Hugh said, adding that in the early days of their relationship he said "yes" to everything she wanted.
“And we have never been apart for more than two weeks,” Hugh proudly stated of his 19-year marriage.
The couple, who are pro-adoption campaigners and have two adopted children together, Oscar, 14 and Ava, nine, also talked about how they always wanted to add non-biological children to their family.
“What people don’t know as much is that we were always going to adopt,” Deb says of when she and Hugh wanted to start a family. “We were going to have one and adopt one so that was always part of… our journey.
“And yes we did want to have a biological child, it didn’t happen so we just went to the adoption and that’s when this journey started when we saw how hard it was to adopt in Australia.”
Deborra-Lee, who founded organisation Adopt Change, has been campaigning several governments to cut the red tape that makes adopting children into loving homes so difficult in Australia.
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