Hugh Jackman shares touching baby photo sent to him by his mother

Hugh Jackman has been rebuilding his relationship with his mother, Grace, in recent years. 

On Friday, the 53-year-old shared a photo his mum sent him, showing the actor as a baby with his grandmother. 

‘My Mum sent this photo last week. Grandma Agnes dressing me for my Baptism. It was February 2, 1969. I will treasure it always,’ he captioned the image. 

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 Love: Hugh Jackman(right)  has been rebuilding his relationship with his mother, Grace, (left) in recent years

In the gorgeous black and white photo, Hugh is a sweet, giggling tot, held in his nan’s arms. 

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Hugh and his mother have been repairing their bond after Hugh’s traumatic childhood. 

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

On Friday, the 53-year-old shared a photo his mum sent him, showing the actor as a baby with his grandmother. ‘My Mum sent this photo last week. Grandma Agnes dressing me for my Baptism. It was February 2, 1969. I will treasure it always,’ he captioned the image

She left Australia and returned to her native England in the late ’70s, leaving her husband, Christopher John Jackman, 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. 

Hugh told 60 Minutes  he still vividly remembers the morning his mother left. 

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

He said: ‘I remember her being in a towel around her head and saying goodbye. [It] 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. Mum was there. And then that was it. Dad used to pray every night that mum would come back.’

 Back together: 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

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.

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. 

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

In a post shared to Instagram on Father’s Day, Hugh revealed his dad Christopher, a British-born, Cambridge-educated accountant, who was believed to have been around 84 years old, had died. 

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. 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.’ 

Tragic: Earlier this year, Hugh announced that his father, Christopher John Jackman, died on Father’s Day. Pictured together last year