The pair married on April 11, 1996 and are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.
To commemorate that pretty momentous occasion, Jackman posted a picture on his Twitter and Instagram of them on their wedding day.
They. Look. So. Cute.
So many people responded to this post with versions of “What a lucky woman” that it dimmed the joy for me a little.
Marriage, 20 years of it at that, is a partnership that requires a whole lot of love, patience, compromise and luck. On both sides.
I am sure Furness probably gets told how lucky she is to be married to a global mega-star every day of the week. But really, Jackman should be waking up each morning stoked at his own luck. (To be fair, his social media footprint suggests he probably is.)
It doesn’t hurt to remember that Furness is pretty special too.
In 2014, she was named New South Wales’ Australian of the Year for her work on adoption reform in Australia.
It’s a cause for which she is a tireless campaigner, working to connect more foster children with permanent homes and to push for changes to both local and international adoption rules.
Furness and Jackman have two adopted children, Oscar and Ava, so they have first-hand knowledge of the system and its flaws. While Jackman is busy saving the world from Magneto and co, Furness is lobbying Canberra for better outcomes for families.
Furness is also a critically acclaimed actor. She’s won awards for her work both in Australia and overseas, and appeared in some classic Australian TV shows, including Prisoner, Neighbours and The Flying Doctors.
She met Jackman on the set of the ABC’s Correlli in 1995.