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Facts of Christopher John Jackman

Full NameChristopher John Jackman
First NameChristopher
Middle NameJohn
Last NameJackman
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
No Of Children5

Christopher John Jackman is the father of the Australian Actor, Singer, and Producer, Hugh Jackman. He was an accountant by profession.

Problematic relationship with his wife

Until now, they have not shared anything about their young life and dating days. Christopher John Jackman was married to Grace McNeil

The couple got married before 1967. After their marriage, the couple moved to Australia as part of “Ten Pounds Poms.” 

This term is used by Australia and New Zealand to determine British citizens who migrated to countries after second world war.

Everything was fine between them for certain years. The duo even had five children together. It includes three boys and two girls. 

The couple named their children as Hugh Jackman, Ian Jackman, Ralph Jackman, Zoe Jackman, and Sonya Jackman.

The couple got divorced when his son Hugh Jackman was eight years old. However, the reason for their divorce is not out yet.  

She even left the house with their two daughters and moved back to England.

Single-handedly raised his children

After being left alone by his wife with his three sons, he was devasted and didn’t have any idea how he was going to manage. 

As he was an accountant, he had to spend lots of time at work. But he did it quite well as a single father raising his sons. 

Once in an interview, his actor son Hugh Jackman said that 'My Father is my Rock'. Everything he is today is all because of him. 

He learned dependability, loyalty, and being there for the family from him. 

Reportedly, Christopher John Jackman proposed another woman and also had one daughter with that relationship. But details of that affair are not available.

Abandoned by his mother

When his children were young, they thought that their mom Grace McNeil just left them without any reason and went back to England.  

For the longest time, Hugh Jackman hated his mother for abandoning her children like that.

But the truth was different. Later, Hugh Jackman came to know that his mother did not abandon him and his siblings. 

Instead, the problem exists between Christopher John Jackman (Father) and Grace McNeil (Mother). Now everything is fine between Son and mother. 

They even seem to go on an outing together. Time heals everything, and that’s what happened in their relationship as well.

Christopher John Jackman's ex-wife, Grace McNeil with their son, Hugh Jackman.
Christopher John Jackman's ex-wife, Grace McNeil with their son, Hugh Jackman. Source:

Married to an Actress

His son, Hugh Jackman, is married to an Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness, who he met on the sets of Correlli

It was in the year 1995 when they started dating and following a year later, they tied the wedding knot on the 11th of April 1996, at St. John’s in Toorak, Melbourne

Christopher John Jackman's son, Hugh Jackman with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
Christopher John Jackman's son, Hugh Jackman with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. Source: Instagram

One of the exciting things about their engagement is that he designed an engagement ring for her on which in Sanskrit, it was written ’Om paramar mainamar,’ which means, ‘we dedicated our union to greater source'. 

Also, his wife is 13 years older than him, but that doesn’t affect their relationship at all.

Parents of Two adopted children 

His wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, suffered two miscarriages, which led the couple to go for adoption to make their life complete. 

The couple adopted two children, including one boy and a girl.  Their names are Oscar Maximilian Jackman and Ava Eliot Jackman

Christopher John Jackman's son, Hugh Jackman with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and children.
Christopher John Jackman's son, Hugh Jackman with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and children. Source:

Net Worth 

YearNet Worth Annual Income
2020$55 MillionNot Known

His net worth is not revealed yet, but his son, Hugh Jackman is estimated to have a net worth of $55 Million, which is an insane amount of money. 

His annual income is under review.

Source of income

He earned his money and fame being a successful actor, singer, and producer. 

He owns luxurious cars like Audi Q7, Volkswagen, and Range Rover Sport. He also has more than two houses. The family is enjoying success and living a lavish lifestyle.


  1. His son suffered from basal-cell-carcinoma, later it was removed from his nose in 2013.

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Updated On Mon Feb 27 2023 Published On Wed Sep 09 2020 By shaumya

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