Australian actor Hugh Jackman has opened up about the heartbreak of going through a miscarriage. Hugh, who has two children with his with Deborah, has revealed how they went through the heartbreak of multiple miscarriages before their son Oscar was born.
Jackman told Katie Couric, “Until you go through it, you understand it’s not talked about a lot. By the way to be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan. We didn’t know where in the process that would happen but biologically obviously we tried and it was not happening for us and it is a difficult time.”
He continued by adding, “We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I’ll never forget it, the miscarriage thing… It happens to one in three pregnancies. But it’s very, very rarely talked about. It’s almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn’t mind me bringing it up now.”
Hugh went on to say, “It’s a good thing to talk about it. It’s more common and it is tough. There’s a grieving that you have to go through. So the moment Oscar was born, all the heartache just melted away.”
Hugh Jackman can next be seen on the big screen in the movie Les Misérables, which is set to be released in the US on December 25 and in the UK on January 11, 2013.