Hugh Jackman's wife says she isn't lucky to have married him

Sep 25, 2014 at 9:17 a.m. ET
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Hugh Jackman is one of the hottest stars in Hollywood: He's talented, he's funny and he's very, very good-looking. But he's also a married man, and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, is tired of hearing people tell her how lucky she is to be married to the The Wolverine actor.

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During a candid interview for the October issue of Australian Woman's Weekly, Furness revealed how tired she is of people telling her that her lifestyle has been a product of good fortune.

"That to me is a putdown. [It's] like you suggesting I won the chook raffle," she explained.

And we get why she would feel that way. Furness is the founder of Adopt Change, an organization that focuses on adoption law reform efforts. She also is talented in the cinematographic world, having produced and directed both short and independent films.

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"When people look at my life, they don't know the challenges (I face), just like I don't know someone else's (challenges)," she told the publication. "With every privilege, comes responsibility and challenges."

Furness has been married to her Australian beau for almost two decades. They met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli in 1995. And her lifestyle has not, by any means, been an outcome of luck.

"If you want something, you put it out there with good intention and you realize it," she said.

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However, Jackman does think that when it comes to his marriage and his wife, he is one of the lucky ones.

The actor previously gushed about his wife to YourTango, saying, "She's the greatest. I'm one of the lucky ones. She's very wise, a great actress, and a great wife and mother. Did you see her host "The View?" She does it all. I'm really proud of her."