Hugh Jackman’s kid was adopted into the actor’s family, and “Destiny” had an impact on Oscar Maximilian Jackman and his wife’s family. The couple, who struggled to become parents, adopted the youngster with Bosnian ancestry and made sure Oscar was aware of his heritage.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee Furness struggled to conceive after their 1996 wedding; the “Wolverine” star was open about his wife having two miscarriages. Despite the time and effort invested in attempting to conceive, the couple had to decide on other options for family growth.
Hugh claimed that once they accepted the fact that they were unable to have biological children, they took matters into their own hands and welcomed Oscar into their family through adoption. Lee thought that everything happens for a reason. Everyone, according to Hugh, is exactly where they should be.
Oscar was born in 2000, and the Jackson-Furness family adopted him not long after. The actor admitted that it was difficult to adjust to seeing his son graduate from high school and his daughter begin high school, but he said he loved the “wonderful chats” he could have with his kids. As he watched them mature before his eyes, he described rearing teenagers as follows:
It changed from being, “Hey, folks, these are the rules, we don’t do that,” to requiring justifications.
Hugh and Deborra said that while watching their children grow up was difficult, they at least had better choice in movies as they marked their 23rd wedding anniversary in 2019. When Deborra’s kids were little, they insisted on watching “Shrek” numerous times.
She humorously mentioned that their teenagers had finally reached the point when they wanted to watch a movie that both of their parents liked. Hugh admitted that as Oscar grew older, it got harder for him to get him to pay attention. He eventually had to accept the fact that Oscar was an adult and no longer required his father’s guidance.
Oscar would always answer, “I’ll do it,” whenever the Australian actor asked his son to do something “I’ve grown up now. It’s up to me what I do.” The actor and his wife understood Oscar and his sister were where they were meant to be despite the growing hardships of raising teenagers.
Hugh did not care that they were not biologically related, saying, “I don’t think of them as adopted – they’re our children.”
Being an A-list actress means accepting gigs and traveling frequently. He was filming for the animated picture concurrently “The Man” released “Missing Link” and embarked on his first world tour. The show, the music” Hugh said that parenting has taught him a lot, despite it being difficult at times:
“Everything simply seems to fall into perspective when your attention is innately, deeply, completely on these kids in your life and their well-being.”
When Oscar was a little child, his parents went out and got him a Croatian/Bosnian cookbook in order to grow him in a home that valued and acknowledged his history. Oscar was “extremely happy to carry that around when he was seven years old,” according to Deborra.
She recognized how her mother’s parenting techniques had been passed down to her and how she would pass them on to Oscar as she thought back on growing Oscar in a multicultural family with his Australian parents and a Mexican sister. Being a parent is very interesting, and I think having kids has made me smarter than I ever could have been on my own, said Deborra.
Hugh and Deborra adopted Oscar from a low-income American family when he was 18 years old. Oscar then decided to reconcile with his birth family, where he met his biological sisters and his aunt.
In Vinton, Iowa, his sisters Olivia and Nyomi Lanham were raised by their biological mother, Amber Lanham’s sister Rochell. Oscar had only spent the first half of the day in Iowa, but he already felt at home. Before she could reunite with Oscar, Amber died in 2005. On his Instagram, he posted about the memorable occasion and said:
“Without a doubt, it has been the most significant day of my life. My biological family and I got to finally meet.”
After Amber gave birth to Oscar, she did not introduce him to the rest of his biological family before giving him up for adoption; as a result, Oscar’s biological grandfather also passed away before getting to know his grandson. According to reports, Oscar’s grandfather regretted that he had hoped to see Oscar before he passed away.
Oscar’s grandfather passed away in December 2018; he tweeted a photo of his obituary and apologized to him for not having seen him before his death.
Oscar may have outgrown listening to his father’s guidance, but Hugh used to be his go-to support system. The actor remembered a beach anecdote in which Oscar, then 13 years old, begged his father to go along after telling an older crush that his father was Wolverine in order to impress the girl. I was thinking, “I am the wingman for my 13-year-old child,” Hugh recalled.
The couple decided to adopt once more after placing Oscar in their family, and they now have a daughter named Ava. And while having a famous parent may be something that some people aspire to, the “The Greatest Showman” actor admitted that his mother did not find his success amusing.
Hugh Jackman’s daughter barred him from future dance classes after he showed up to one of her classes and found himself besieged by fans; fortunately, Hugh and his daughter were able to catch up on father-daughter time while in quarantine.