Hugh Jackman And Deborra-Lee Furness' Two Kids Are All Grown Up
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness adopted their son, Oscar Maximilian Jackman, shortly after he was born on May 15, 2000. Oscar came from a rural American family in Iowa, and like his sister Ava, he is biracial. In an interview with People in 2017, Jackman said it was important for him and Furness to adopt mixed-race children. “Our motivation behind adopting was, ‘Where is the need?’ and we just knew from talking with people in that space, when we were looking around, that the biggest need is in mixed-race kids,” he said. “A lot of people go into [adoption thinking] it’s really important to them for the kid to look like them, and honestly, for Deb and I, that just never even was an issue.”

Now 24, Oscar finished high school at the prestigious New York Ross School in 2019 and has since gone off to university. A source close to the family told Women’s Day (via Now to Love) that Jackman and Furness couldn’t be prouder of their son. “He’s growing into a young man who has courage in his convictions and has faced and overcome emotional situations that most people couldn’t even imagine. And for that they are very grateful,” they said. Despite his unlikely upbringing, Oscar has grown up to be a wonderful kid. “He’s a happy and passionate young adult who, despite being adopted and growing up as celebrity offspring, is kind, popular with his friends, and well-adjusted,” the source revealed, adding, “It’s everything Hugh and Deb had ever hoped for Oscar.”

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