Hugh Jackman Talks About his Wife's Fertility Stuggle on "Katie"

Posted Tuesday December 18, 2012 2:13 PM GMT

He’s been going non-stop on his “Les Miserables” promotional tour, and yesterday (December 16) Hugh Jackman departed LAX International Airport.

The “Real Steel” hunk looked a bit worn out as he made his way past the security checkpoint on his way to Tokyo, Japan where he landed earlier today.

In related news, the 44-year-old actor opened up to Katie Couric about his wife's, Deborra-Lee Furness, fertility battle.

"Until you go through it, you realize it's not talked about a lot," Jackman said on "Katie."

"By the way, to be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan. We didn't know where in the process that would happen but biologically, obviously we tried and it was not happening for us, and it is a difficult time. We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I'll never forget it the miscarriage thing…It happens to one in three pregnancies. But it's very, very rarely talked about. It's almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn't mind me bringing it up now."

"It's a good thing to talk about it," Hugh added. "It's more common and it is tough. There's a grieving that you have to go through. So the moment Oscar was born, all the heartache just melted away. Many of you are parents, you guys know you can't prepare for that moment. Nothing can prepare you...You can't even explain how incredible it is and that avalanche of emotion that comes and how it opens up your heart, how it frustrates you, how it angers you, how everything is just...all the sudden how alive you are as a parent."

The "X-Men" star and Furness went on to adopt Oscar, 12, and Ava, 7. Watch the rest of his interview below!

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