He’s got the looks, the body, and is known as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. The world loves Hugh Jackman, and his latest movie, Logan has placed him firmly on our radar once again. Is there any wonder why he’s our dad crush of the week?
Striking good looks aside (you have to admit, he ages like fine wine), think of Hugh Jackman and the first thing that comes to mind would probably be Wolverine. This is hardly surprising given that he has played the character since the start of the new millennium. Unfortunately, after 17 years and nine movies, his stint as Wolverine looks to have come to an end with Logan (currently playing in cinemas in Singapore).
Nonetheless, he has had a good run playing the clawed mutant, always giving his all.
We’re sure that by now he’s become close friends with the rest of the X-Men cast, including Patrick Stewart who plays Professor X.
Hugh has a great sense of humour, as is evidenced by his social media posts. He enjoys trolling his audience and is often seen with a smile on his face.
However, our favourite example of Hugh’s good nature has to be the online conversations he has with fellow actor and dad Ryan Reynolds. Just a bit of a background for non-Marvel fans, Deadpool (played by Reynolds) and Wolverine hate each other, which just makes the nonstop trolling between the two actors all the more hilarious. That said, we’re pretty sure that in real life, the two are as thick as thieves.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 18, 2017
To the world, he may be Wolverine. But to his family, he’s just like every other dad and husband. Hugh and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness got married in 1996 after dating for just four months. The pair met on Australian television show Corelli and have had a solid relationship since then. A real family man, Hugh has always made sure his wife and kids are his top priority. “Our family matters more than anything — and I mean anything,” he once told the Telegraph.
Their relationship has stood the test of time and pain. The couple experienced multiple miscarriages and failed in-vitro fertilisation attempts in the hopes of having children.
Their story does have a happy ending as the couple have since adopted Ava and Oscar, thus completing their family. They specifically requested for bi-racial children during the adoption process, which is why Oscar is African-American, Caucasian, Hawaiian and Cherokee, and Ava is half-Mexican and half-German.
As a dad, Hugh is, self-admittedly, stricter on his kids than he would be if he wasn’t famous. He feels that people will give them more leeway because of who he is, and as such, makes it a point to instil the values of respect and gratitude in them.
Hugh’s also a wonderful person with a big heart.
After meeting a coffee farmer during a visit to Ethiopia while making the documentary Dukale’s Dream with World Vision, Hugh came back, grabbed a couple of friends, set up the Laughing Man Foundation and opened the Laughing Man Cafe to support fair trade coffee growers. Laughing Man Coffee is now available in more than 1,800 stores across the United States, and all the profits from the business go to charity.
Hugh may no longer be a superhero in reel life, but he certainly comes close in real life. We wish Hugh all the best in his future endeavours!
For last week’s dad crush, click here.