Hugh Jackman has got to be one of the best dads out there, celebrity or otherwise! He is constantly seen playing with his kids — and outside, doing active things, getting exercise — not inside, video-gaming, sitting-around things. Quality time and a great example? We love it!
So, in celebration of Father's Day (and also because, well, we figure you like looking at Hugh Jackman), we bring you these pics of Hugh and his adorable 6-year-old daughter, Ava, scootering about in an NYC park, and walking the family dog, Peaches, with his 11-year-old son, Oscar.
Hugh has spoken publicly about his and wife Deborra-Lee Furness' "painful" road to adopting Oscar and Ava. In an interview with Australia's Herald Sun last year, Hugh said, "It’s not easy. You put a lot of time and effort into [trying to have a baby biologically], so it’s emotional. I think any parent can relate — trying to have children is wonderful and when you feel as though that’s not going to happen, there’s a certain anxiety that goes with it.”
However, when Hugh and Deborra decided to adopt, Hugh said all the anxiety went away.
"I don’t think of [the children] as adopted — they’re our children. Deb and I are believers in… I suppose you could call it destiny. We feel things happened the way they are meant to. Obviously, biologically wasn’t the way we were meant to have children. Now, as we go through life together, sure there are challenges, but everyone’s in the right place with the right people. It sounds airy-fairy, but it’s something we feel very deeply.”