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Hugh Jackman celebrates 20th wedding anniversary with Deborra Furness

April 12, 2016
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Hugh Jackman reminisced on his wedding day on Monday, as he celebrated 20 years of marriage with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The actor, who tied the knot in April 1996, thrilled fans by posting a black-and-white snap from his big day on Instagram.

"20 years ago on this day..." he captioned the image.

Hugh Jackman © Photo: Instagram

Hugh Jackman and Deborra Furness celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary

Hugh is still head over heels in love with his wife, and recently revealed his secrets to maintaining a happy marriage during an Australian television appearance. When asked if there was a slogan he lives by, Hugh told morning show Sunrise: "Have a go."

"The other one, the most important one, is drummed into me every day," he added. "Happy wife, happy life. That's the slogan. We're about to celebrate our 20th."

Hugh and his wife Deborra met in 1995 on the set of Australian TV show Correlli. The actor proposed with an engagement ring he had personally designed for his bride, and their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription "Om paramar mainamar," translated as "we dedicate our union to a greater source".

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The couple met on the set of an Australian TV show

The couple married in April 1996 in Melbourne, and after two miscarriages, they adopted their two children Oscar and Ava.

Earlier this year Hugh praised his wife, saying during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "It gets better and better, I can honestly say that. She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me."

Describing how they met on set, Hugh admitted: "She was the star and I had this major crush on her. Everyone did. The whole crew had a crush on her and I was so embarrassed by that, I didn't talk to her for about a week.

"I had a dinner party and I invited her over and about 20 other people. And she said, 'What's a matter, have I annoyed you? You're not talking to me anymore. What have I done wrong?' and I said – I'd had a couple [of drinks] – and I said 'Oh look, I've got a crush on you, I'll get over it.' And she went, 'Oh really,' and I was like, 'Oh this is bad.' And she goes, 'Yeah, I got one on you too.' And I'm like, 'Oh great!' So that was it."

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