Hugh Jackman Gushes About His Family


On the Tony Awards the other night, Hugh Jackman dropped the camping and gay jokes and made a big show out of professing love–on camera–for his wife, who was there to present him with an honor.

The whole thing seemed very calculated to get the straight word out.

Did you buy it?

Well, as background, here’s what Hugh has to say about his wonderful family–to a magazine.

“The things that I really cherish are the everyday moments, like sitting around cooking pancakes together on Sunday morning, or getting home after a tough day and my kids come up and give me a hug and remind me what’s really important.

“On Friday nights, we will all sit down and watch a movie together and cuddle up. It’s more everyday stuff that really is the goal.”


On the best Father’s Day gift he’s ever received.

“The best is a handwritten card. I don’t know where some of my awards are, but I can tell you exactly where those cards are. I treasure them most. I am pretty spoiled on Father’s Day. I get a lot of home cooking, which is great. My wife is an amazing cook. And my son is actually an amazing cook, too. So I always get a fair bit of cooking on Father’s Day.”

Got that? Or are you a cynical wretch who’s suddenly feeling very (les) miserable?