Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Moment I Realised My Mother Wasn't Coming Back, by Wolverine Star Jackman

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Moment I Realised My Mother Wasn't Coming Back, by Wolverine Star Jackman

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Byline: Frank Thorne in Sydney

HOLLYWOOD star Hugh Jackman has told of the painful day his mother walked out on him and his siblings when he was eight.

The Wolverine actor was living in Sydney with two brothers and two sisters when his mother, Grace, decided to move back to England.

She broke the news in a telegram sent to them the following day.

Jackman, 44, said: "At the time it was difficult. One of the main things I remember is that horrible feeling that people were talking about you and looking at you because it was odd for the mother to leave.

"For many years, I thought it was not going to be forever, so I clung on to that. Up until that age of about 12 or 13, I thought mum and dad would get back together. Finally realising it wasn't going to happen was probably the roughest time to be honest."

After Jackman's parents divorced, his sisters, Zoe and Sonia, went to live with his mother in England while he and his brothers stayed in Sydney with their father, Chris. …

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