Hugh Jackman gushes about his wife of 21 years Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman couldn't help but gush about his longtime love and wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, on a morning show this week.

The actor, who is promoting his latest film "The Greatest Showman" where he plays circuit giant P. T. Barnum, said the greatest person in his life is his wife of 21 years, Deb.

"I'm married to the greatest woman alive. She's amazing. We're best friends, and we share everything. She's smart," he gushed.

And how do they keep their marriage stronger than ever?

"We always said we'd never spend more than 2 weeks apart. Sometimes life and work does get crazy," he shared. "But we met on my first job when she was already a big star, I was a nobody. So we have shared everything, all the ups and downs, and always will."

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Hugh Jackman and wife, Deb, through the years
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Hugh Jackman and wife, Deb, through the years
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 couple met on the set of Australian TV drama Correlli and married a year later in April 1996, and now have two adopted children.

Jackman hasn't been shy through the years about his love for Deb. He talked to Ellen DeGeneres about his love for his wife. "'She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me and it gets better and better."

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