Hugh Jackman discusses the emotional pain of miscarriage

Hugh Jackman with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hugh Jackman with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Getty Images

Here's another reason to love Hugh Jackman: he never shies away from talking about difficult topics.

He recently teared up while discussing the fact that his mother left him at a young age on 60 Minutes, and yesterday when he appeared on Katie Couric's US talk show he became emotional while talking about his wife's multiple miscarriages.

The 44-year-old actor revealed his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, now 57, struggled through IVF and endured miscarriages in a bid to have their own biological children.

Jackman – who has a son Oscar, 12 and seven-year-old daughter Ava with Furness– told Couric:


"Until you go through it, you understand it’s not talked about a lot.

"By the way to be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan. 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 … It happens to one in three pregnancies. But it’s very, very rarely talked about. It’s almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn’t mind me 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. So the moment Oscar was born, all the heartache just melted away."

- Via The Daily Mail