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Hugh Jackman Shares Heart-Warming Post About Dad Who Raised Him After Mum Walked Out

Claire Reid

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Hugh Jackman Shares Heart-Warming Post About Dad Who Raised Him After Mum Walked Out

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has shared a tribute to his dad on Father's Day which hits right in the feels on a Monday morning.

Jackman posted a smiley snap of him and his old man, Christopher, on Instagram with the heart-warming caption: "Happy Father's Day to the man who taught me to show respect for others, for education, for being led by your passions. Who taught me to never stop growing and learning.

"To work hard and realize that preparation is the bedrock for success. And above all, to find purpose beyond oneself. I love you Dad!"

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

The actor has previously spoken about how his dad raised him and his four siblings after their mother, Grace, walked out on them, when Hugh was just eight years old.

Speaking to WHO magazine in January this year, he described the moment she left, to move back to the UK, as 'traumatic'.

Hugh added: "I thought she was probably going to come back. And then it sort of dragged on and on."

He also used the interview to heap praise on his dad for juggling single-parenthood and his career as a lawyer.

In an interview with 60 Minutes back in 2012 he emotionally broke down in tears remembering the day his mother left.

He said: "I can remember the morning she left, it's weird the things you pick up.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I remember her being in a towel around her head and saying goodbye, must have been the way she said goodbye. As I went off to school, when I came back, there was no one there in the house.

"The next day there was a telegram from England, mum was there. And then that was it."

The pair have since reconciled, with Jackman recently saying he has a 'good relationship' with her.

During the same interview, he also opened up about his close relationship with his dad, who he described as his 'rock' - saying that he always 'gently reminds' him that family come first.


When asked about the advice his dad gives him, he told 60 Minutes: "It's always about the family It's always, 'How's Deb?' It's not about work and I think that's him living with, probably some of his regrets and feelings of maybe he, at the wrong time, put too much into his career and he doesn't want me to make that mistake

"And so, in his gentle way, he always reminds me that this is the most important thing."

Ah, has someone been chopping onions?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Hugh Jackman

Claire Reid
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