Posted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 09:40 AM PDT
Hugh Jackman is a world famous action star, but that doesn't mean he's too macho to shed a tear!
In an emotional new 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday Dec. 9, the Les Miserables star opens up about his mother abandoning him when he was 8-years-old, leaving him without a maternal figure in his life.
- "I can remember the morning she left, it's weird the things you pick up. I remember her being in a towel around her head and saying goodbye, must have been the way she said goodbye. As I went off to school, when I came back, there was no one there in the house. The next day there was a telegram from England, Mom was there. And then that was it. I don't think she thought for a second it would be forever. I think she thought it was, 'I just need to get away, and I'll come back.' Dad used to pray every night that Mom would come back," he divulged.
The Wolverine actor's mother relocated to England and never returned, leaving his father, Chris, responsible for raising him and his four other siblings.
"My father is a rock. My father is my rock. It's where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what," he added.
Now father to his own two children, the happily married Aussie hunk maintains he has his priorities straight when it comes to balancing work and family, explaining, "It's always about the family. It's not about work."
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