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Entertainment "It was traumatic." Hugh Jackman opens up about being abandoned by his mother.

09:30  05 january  2018
09:30  05 january  2018 Source:   mamamia.com.au

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' It was traumatic ': Hugh Jackman talks about his mother ' abandoning him' at the age of eight and leaving his father. And in this week's WHO magazine, Australian actor Hugh Jackman again opened up about what happened.

Anyway, Jackman opened up to an Australian magazine about the time his mother packed up and moved back to the UK when he was 8 years old. (She sent a telegram the following day to give the family a heads- up that she was never coming back.

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Hugh Jackman was eight and living with his parents and four older siblings in Sydney’s northern suburbs. He enjoyed scrapping with his brothers, he told The Sun, even though his father discouraged fighting. And every night he would scan the world atlas, he said in a biography, dreaming of places to go and planning his career as an airline chef.

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Hugh Jackman was only 8 years old when his mother abandoned him, his four siblings, and their father to move back to England. Thirty-five years later, Jackman still remembers that day. The 44-year-old award-winning actor told Australian Women’s Weekly that, for many years

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One day, while preparing himself for school, his mother Grace said goodbye to the kids in a way that was different. She was wearing a towel on her head from the shower. She chose her words carefully, there was a certain look in her eyes, and eight-year-old Jackman knew something he didn’t understand was happening.

When he returned from school that afternoon, Grace was not home. The family received a telegram the next day: she’d arrived back to her home in the UK.

“It was traumatic,” Jackman, 49, told Who magazine in a new interview this week. “I thought she was probably going to come back. And then it sort of dragged on and on.”

All of a sudden it was the six of them – sisters Zoe and Sonia, brothers Ian, Ralph and Hugh, and their lawyer father Christopher. “Dad used to pray every night that Mum would come back,” the actor told 60 Minutes in 2012.

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Hugh Jackman seems like one of the most good-natured (and not to mention sexiest) actors out there in Hollywood right now. The actor opens up to Good Housekeeping magazine, where he talks about being abandoned by his mother at an early age.

Hugh Jackman has opened up about the devastating day his mother walked out on the family and never came back. Aussie Jackman was just eight when his mom Grace, who had suffered post-natal depression, upped and left him, his two brothers, two sisters and his dad.

“I remember her being in a towel around her head and saying goodbye, must have been the way she said goodbye. As I went off to school, when I came back, there was no one there in the house.”

Jackman’s parents arrived in Australia in 1967 as part of the “Ten Pound Poms”, Daily Telegraph reports. After his mum left, she would visit the family once a year. “It would be like a family holiday. I remember going to the beach,” he said. “There was a chance of a reconciliation at that point but she never came back for good.”

Now, Jackman understands that his mum was suffering from undiagnosed postnatal depression at the time of her departure, The Sun reports.

Eventually, after his parents’ divorce was finalised, the girls Zoe and Sonia moved to England to be with their mum. Jackman and his brothers remained in Sydney but slowly, slowly he rebuilt his relationship with his mother.

“As I grew older I gained an understanding of why Mum did leave,” Jackman told The Sun in 2011. “We have definitely made our peace, which is important.”

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To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Hugh Jackman opens up about his Hugh Jackman , who stars in December's Les Miserables, says he suffered quite heavily after his mother abandoned him at age 8 and moved back to England.

Jackman opened up about being raised by only his father after his mother left he and his four siblings when he was just 8-years-old. “I can remember the morning she left. It ’s weird the things you pick up .

Jackman has two adopted children with wife of 11 years Deborra-Lee Furness. He says his childhood experience made him more comfortable with distance, and that he makes the most of the time he spends with people because he understands: sometimes you have no control over when you’ll see them again.

Jackman is best known for his roles in Les Misérables (2012), The Wolverine (2013), the X-Men series and, most recently, The Greatest Showman (2017).

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