Deborra-Lee Furness is Hugh Jackman's Wife (PHOTOS)

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Deborrah-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman

Deborra-Lee Furness, 54, has the distinction of being the wife of People magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman, 40.

Furness attended the Methodist Ladies' College in Melbourne, Australia, and is also a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

The four time FCCA Award winner met Jackman in 1995 on the set of  his first television acting job in the Australian TV show "Corelli."  The two married in April 1996.

Jackman personally designed an engagement ring for Furness, and their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription "Om paramar mainamar," translated as "we dedicate our union to a greater source."

The couple has two adopted children, Oscar Maximilian (born 15 May 2000) and Ava Eliot (born 10 July 2005). They currently live in Manhattan, NY.

View photos of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness below.

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