Hugh Jackman’s Wife Jokingly Forbids Him From Working With Angelina Jolie: “He’s Not Allowed”

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman's wife says he can't work with Angelina Jolie  Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Hugh Jackman’s wife only has one rule — no Angelina Jolie. The Oscar-nominated star’s wife of nearly 20 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, joked her husband can’t work with the actress during a joint interview on the Today show in Australia on Monday, July 6.

 

“I’ve told his agent he’s not allowed to work with Angelina,” Furness said, before adding: “I’m sure she’s lovely…I’m just kidding.”

Jolie, as fans are well aware, is married to Brad Pitt, whom she romanced while filming 2005 flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. During an interview with Vogue, Jolie explained they remained “very, very good friends” until January 2005, when Aniston and Pitt announced their split.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection

Jackman, 46, whose had sex scenes with a bevy of other A-list hotties including Scarlett Johansson and Ashley Judd, married the Australian actress, 59, in 1996 and together they have two adopted kids Oscar 15, and Ava, 9.

"That's the deal with this business. If you get it right, if you pick the right partner, then, you traverse all those travails and challenges," Furness added of being married to an actor.

“We’ve managed to keep that,” Jackman chimed in. “Deb had a rule — never apart for more than two weeks.” "And we don't wanna be apart,” his ladylove adorably added. “He tells really good jokes. I mean I miss him."

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