Hugh Jackman gushes over wife: 'She's the greatest thing that happened to me'

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness will celebrate 20 years of marriage this April and after all this time, their relationship is still stronger than ever.

The 47-year-old actor gushed over his wife to Ellen DeGeneres, touting that his marriage keeps getting "better and better."

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"She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me," he said. "I'm kind of really grateful that I met before anything kind of happened because everything that's happened in my career and on screen, off screen we've always done it together."

See more photos of the couple through the years below:

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Hugh Jackman and wife, Deb, through the years
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 7: Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman attend 2017 Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at Urban Zen on June 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness attend the 2017 Stephan Weiss Apple Awards on June 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Urban Zen Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness at 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actors Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman are seen at the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness at the 2016 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 9: Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness attend the men's semifinals at Arthur Ashe Stadium on day 12 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actor Hugh Jackman and actress Deborra-Lee Furness attend the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'day USA Gala)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive ahead of the Red Ball 2015 at the Grand Hyatt on September 5, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness arrive to attend the Men's Final on day fourteen of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 3: Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness attend the funeral of fashion designer Oscar De La Renta at St. Ignatius Of Loyola church on Park Avenue in the upper-east side of Manhattan on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 4: Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness attend the match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Gael Monfils of France during Day 11 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Deborra-Lee Furness (L) and Hugh Jackman speak onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)
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The Wolverine star also went into how he met Furness, 60. "That was my first job, where I met her. She was the star I had this major crush on her. Everyone did," Jackman explained. "The whole crew had a crush on her and I was so embarrassed that I didn't talk to her for about a week."

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A week later, he says he got the courage to ask Furness to a dinner party. "I invited her over and about 20 other people, and she said, 'What's the matter, have I annoyed you? You're not talking to me anymore. What have I done wrong?'" he recalled. "I'd had a couple and I said 'Look I got a crush on you, I'll get over it,'" he said. "And she went, 'Oh really.' And I was like, 'Oh, this is bad.' And she goes, 'Yeah, I got one on you too.' ...That was it."

When ET chatted with Jackman in September, he revealed that his anniversary plans are inspired by the movie Begin Again. "Remember the splitter moment...Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo with headphones with a splitter so you could both be listening to the same song and walking around?" Jackman said of the 2013 film. "I was like, I'm knicking that idea. Thanks Mark!"

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