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Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness and daughter Ava head out after actor’s father dies

Hugh Jackman and his family are mourning the loss of his beloved father Christopher, who died last week on Father’s Day.

And on Thursday, his supportive wife Deborra-Lee Furness and the couple’s daughter Ava were seen for the first time since the news.

The mother and daughter duo stayed close as they headed out to lunch near the family’s home in Tribeca, New York.

Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness and daughter Ava Jackman stepped out in New York on Thursday as the family mourn the loss of the Wolverine actor’s father Christopher who died last week

Both dressed casually for the outing and wore protective face masks.

Deborra, 65, appeared busy on her phone as she chatted to her teenage daughter.

Noticeably absent during the outing was Hugh, who recently thanked fans for their incredible support since he shared the devastating news on social media on Monday.

Both dressed casually for the outing and wore protective face masks

Both dressed casually for the outing and wore protective face masks

On Wednesday, Hugh raised a glass to his late father Christopher.

The Australian actor, 52, shared a short video of himself on Instagram with a martini glass.

‘Quality. Here’s to dad,’ he said in honour of his father, before taking a sip. ‘And it’s so cold,’ he added of his beverage.

The mother and daughter duo stayed close as they headed out to lunch near the family's home in Tribeca

The mother and daughter duo stayed close as they headed out to lunch near the family’s home in Tribeca

'Here's to dad': Hugh shared a special toast in honour of his later father Christopher earlier this week following his passing on Father's Day in Australia, on Sunday

‘Here’s to dad’: Hugh shared a special toast in honour of his later father Christopher earlier this week following his passing on Father’s Day in Australia, on Sunday 

In the caption, The Greatest Showman star thanked his fans and friends for their messages of support.

‘I’m grateful for the love and prayers. Here’s to Dad,’ he added.

On Sunday, Hugh revealed the sad news about his father Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old.

Alongside a photo of his father, he wrote: ‘In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away. And whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love.

Toast: On Wednesday, the Australian actor, 52, shared a short video of himself on Instagram with a martini glass. 'Quality. Here's to dad,' he said in honour of his father, before taking a sip

Toast: On Wednesday, the Australian actor, 52, shared a short video of himself on Instagram with a martini glass. ‘Quality. Here’s to dad,’ he said in honour of his father, before taking a sip

‘My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he is now at peace with God,’ he added.

Christopher raised Hugh and his two brothers, Ian and Ralph, as a single father, in Sydney, Australia. 

The Broadway star was an eight-year-old schoolboy when his mother Grace left him and his family.

'Whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love': On Sunday, Hugh revealed the sad news about his father Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old

‘Whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love’: On Sunday, Hugh revealed the sad news about his father Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old

She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late ’70s, leaving her husband to raise their children alone.

After the couple divorced, Hugh’s sisters, Zoe and Sonya, went to live with Grace in the UK; Hugh and his brothers, Ian and Ralph, stayed in Sydney with their father.

In 2012, Hugh broke down on 60 Minutes when discussing his mother leaving his father, himself and his siblings. 

Moving: Hugh Jackman has thanked his fans for their heartfelt messages of support after the death of his father Christopher

Moving: Hugh Jackman has thanked his fans for their heartfelt messages of support after the death of his father Christopher

Scars: The Broadway star was an eight-year-old schoolboy when his mother Grace left him and his family. She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late '70s, leaving her husband to raise their children alone. Hugh is pictured as a child

Scars: The Broadway star was an eight-year-old schoolboy when his mother Grace left him and his family. She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late ’70s, leaving her husband to raise their children alone. Hugh is pictured as a child 

He said: ‘My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what’.

‘It’s always about the family,’ he added of the values that his father has instilled in him. 

Hugh explained that having children of his own with wife Deborra-Lee Furness – they share son Oscar, 21, and daughter Ava, 16, both adopted – gave him ‘another level of empathy and understanding’ that allowed him to build bridges with his mother. 

Forgiveness: Hugh and his mother reconciled years later, and are now frequently pictured together at the actor's ritzy events and in social media posts. Pictured together

Forgiveness: Hugh and his mother reconciled years later, and are now frequently pictured together at the actor’s ritzy events and in social media posts. Pictured together 

Learning: Hugh explained that having children of his own with wife Deborra-Lee Furness - they share son Oscar, 21, and daughter Ava, 16, both adopted - gave him 'another level of empathy and understanding' that allowed him to build bridges with his mother. High is pictured with his wife on children on the day of his son Oscar's graduation

Learning: Hugh explained that having children of his own with wife Deborra-Lee Furness – they share son Oscar, 21, and daughter Ava, 16, both adopted – gave him ‘another level of empathy and understanding’ that allowed him to build bridges with his mother. High is pictured with his wife on children on the day of his son Oscar’s graduation

Fortunately, Hugh and his mother reconciled years later, and are now frequently pictured together at the actor’s ritzy events and in social media posts.

He told The Sun newspaper in October 2011: ‘I am 43 now and we have definitely made our peace, which is important.

‘I was always quite connected with my mum. I have a good relationship with her’ he added.

Close: 'My father is my rock. It's where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what,' Hugh said in 2012

Close: ‘My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what,’ Hugh said in 2012 


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