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Hugh Jackman: I Wear a Suit When I Want to Get Lucky

Oct 3, 2013 01:53 PM ET
by Robyn Ross

Hugh Jackman, Deborah Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman knows what to wear when he wants to get lucky.

“When my wife met me, she said she was looking for a stockbroker,” the 44-year-old actor told British Cosmopolitan. “So if I want it to be a great night out, I’ll wear a suit — especially Tom Ford — and I’ll start talking about stocks and bonds. Then I know I’m going to get lucky … (Just kidding!).” 

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Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have been married since 1996 and Jackman is still surprised they ended up together. “I had a dinner party and asked her and 10 others,” he said. “Her phone rang and it was Mick Jagger, inviting her to a party. All I remember is hearing Deb say, ‘I can’t because I’m having dinner with Hugh Jackman.’ I thought she was crazy, as I was an absolute nobody.” 

But he does believe they were meant to be. “I’d say 80 percent of marriage is choosing the right person and, with Deb, I just knew,” he said. “We were really close friends before we got together. But in any marriage there must be some sacrifices. No marriage survives if both people are selfish. Obviously, there has to be a great attraction and love. I ring Deb about 10 times a day.” 


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