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Hugh Jackman reveals "traumatic" childhood with mother

By Ally Parker January 4, 2018

So sad!

Hugh Jackman, star of our little universe, lead in The Greatest Showman and all around a SUPER cool guy, has revealed a "traumatic" incident in his pas.

The actor, quite literally ageless, spoke to WHO about how his mother, Grace, 'abandoned him' at the age of eight by returning to the UK.

Initially, he explained, he thought she would come back "and then it sort of dragged on and on," he explained.

Hugh has spoken briefly about the incident previously tearing up on 60 Minutes in 2012 as he discussed his mother's  departure and his father Christopher raising a young Hugh and his four siblings.

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

"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. Dad used to pray every night that Mum would come back."

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The interview comes after Hugh spoke lovingly about his "rock", wife Deborra-Lee Furness to whom he has been married 21 years.

The Jess Cagle Interview on People TV, saying one of the reasons he loves their relationship so much is because they formed their bond before the Wolverine star became famous:

“One of the great pieces of fortune in my career, it started late, but that Deb and I were already set together, a team, madly in love, like literally before it all happened. 

“We can kind of see all the ups and downs for what they are. Our priority is our family, and we’re there for each other no matter what.”

“Even at the Oscars, I walk out, I put my hand on my heart and I always look to Deb in the audience, he said.

“Straight afterwards, I will not see anybody in my dressing room until Deb’s been in."

“Because that is my foundation, that is the rock, that is the foundation of our family, and therefore my life.”

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