Hugh Jackman: I Cherish The Everyday Moments With My Kids

It’s no wonder he’s our favorite celebrity dad! Hugh Jackman has starred in blockbusters such as Wolverine and the X-Men series, but when asked about his most important role to date, it’s that of father to son Oscar, 12, and daughter Ava, nearly 7. The doting daddy recently talked to about his cherished Father’s Day handwritten cards, and his love of the “everyday moments” with his kids.

On his favorite part about being a dad: “The things that I really cherish are the everyday moments, like sitting around cooking pancakes together on Sunday morning, or getting home after a tough day and my kids come up and give me a hug and remind me what’s really important. On Friday nights, we will all sit down and watch a movie together and cuddle up. It’s more everyday stuff that really is the goal.”

On what his kids think about his fame: “My daughter is 6 and she is really starting to get it now. My son is 12 and he just wants me to be dad. He doesn’t want me to be famous. He doesn’t like when people come up to me on the street. He would much prefer if nobody knew who I was. Although, I’ve seen him in social situations when he didn’t think I was listening, and he once said to a girl, ‘Well, my dad is Wolverine.’ So when it came to try to talk to this girl, apparently it came in handy!”

On the best Father’s Day gift he’s ever received: “The best is a handwritten card. I don’t know where some of my awards are, but I can tell you exactly where those cards are. I treasure them most. I am pretty spoiled on Father’s Day. I get a lot of home cooking, which is great. My wife is an amazing cook. And my son is actually an amazing cook, too. So I always get a fair bit of cooking on Father’s Day.”

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