Hugh Jackman Gives Ava A Lift

Such a sweet pair! Wolverine star Hugh Jackman was photographed strolling with his adorable 4-year-old daughter Ava on his shoulders along with his mother Grace Watson by his side in New York City on Thursday (November 19).

Hugh and his mother were all smiles today, but this hasn’t always been the case. Reportedly, when Hugh was just 8-years-old, Grace left home and sent a telegram saying she wasn’t returning, leaving husband Christopher to raise her baby and his four older siblings.

Years later Hugh has acknowledged that undiagnosed post-partum depression created the crisis that took his mother away.

My mother was not well,” Hugh said. “I always hoped she would come back, but I never blamed her for anything that went wrong. At the time, I was miserable and angry, and my brothers and I used to fight all the time.”

Wow, what a story! It makes me love him even more!

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Photo credit: Bauer Griffin

  • GreenEyesFreckles87

    Does he ever let her walk?

    • Shirilicious

      What? There a far more photos of her running around than her being carried.

  • Luna

    Unfortunately in the sixties there was not the same attention in medical diagnoses, the depression post-partum was a pathology not even considered, a woman was less helped to manage similar situations. If we consider that Mrs Watson had other four children to attend…Now I understand better the situation even if I don’t approve her decision to run away far.

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