Hugh Jackman's wife prefers him 'chubby'


Hugh Jackman's wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, prefers him to be "fat".

The 44-year-old actor has had to undergo a tough diet and training regime to get into shape for his titular role in The Wolverine and he admitted his spouse isn't a big fan of his toned physique.

He joked, "[No, she doesn't approve]. I get a hard time for it. Deb tells me, 'Your job, as my husband, is to be fat and chubby, so that I look great’."

Recently, Deborra said her husband can be "scary" when he has to diet and doesn't get to eat tastier meals.

She previously said, "I think that's where he finds his rage [for the character] ? you don't give him nice food . . . really scary!

"He's really scary with no food. Wolverine rage! It takes a lot of discipline. I'm there to witness it. The world's most disciplined man."

The X-Men star revealed the secret to their 17-year marriage is knowing they’d committed to the "right person" and an understanding of compromise.

He added to the Mail on Sunday newspaper's You Magazine, "Eight per cent of a marriage is choosing the right person, and with Deb I just knew. Obviously there has to be a great attraction and love.

"In any marriage, there must be some sacrifices. No marriage survives if both people are selfish."

-Bang Showbiz

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