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Hugh Jackman reveals 'secret pact' he has with his wife of 22 years

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 9/19/2018 Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia

He's carved out an incredibly successful Hollywood career for himself, starring as Wolverine in the hit X-Men series and singing his heart out in films such as The Greatest Showman.

But Hugh Jackman puts his family first, and has revealed the secret to keeping a healthy balance between work and home life.

Speaking to WHO magazine, the 49-year-old revealed that he and his wife of 22 years, Deborra-lee Furness, 62, have a 'secret pact' and make sure to speak to each other before any big decisions that could impact their family are made.

Hugh Jackman and woman posing for a photo: So that's their secret? Hugh Jackman, 49, reveals the 'secret pact' he has with his wife of 22 years Deborra-lee Furness, 62 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited So that's their secret? Hugh Jackman, 49, reveals the 'secret pact' he has with his wife of 22 years Deborra-lee Furness, 62

'When Deb and I got married, we made a pact that we would look at each other at every turning point in our lives and ask ourselves if this is good or bad for our family,' Hugh told the magazine.

The couple share two children - Oscar, 18, and Ava, 13.

a group of people posing for the camera: Family first: The 49-year-old revealed that he and  Deb make sure to speak to each other before any big decisions that could impact their family are made. The couple are pictured here with their two children Oscar and Ava (Pictured together in 2011) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Family first: The 49-year-old revealed that he and  Deb make sure to speak to each other before any big decisions that could impact their family are made. The couple are pictured here with their two children Oscar and Ava (Pictured together in 2011)

The Les Misérables favorite told the publication that even though something may be amazing for his career, it may often be unsuitable for his family.

'There's been times I'll say, "Oh my God, there's this film and it's such and such and it's this and that" and very rarely, [Deb] looks at me and she's like no, now is not the best time and she is just the best barometer of that,' he said.

However the Real Steel actor said that his wife has always supported him.

a person standing in front of Hugh Jackman et al. posing for the camera: Supportive: Hugh said that his wife once gave up an opportunity to study directing at the Victorian College of the Arts  so he could star in the musical Oklahoma  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Supportive: Hugh said that his wife once gave up an opportunity to study directing at the Victorian College of the Arts  so he could star in the musical Oklahoma 

Hugh said that his wife once gave up an opportunity to study directing at the Victorian College of the Arts.

At the same time he had been offered a role in the musical Oklahoma in London.

While he told Deb they would stay in Australia so she could study, she insisted he take on the role.

Related video: For more on Hugh's marriage, watch below (via ETOnline.com)

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