It’s never a dull day when Deborra-Lee Furness steps out as the Aussie star is renowned for her fun sense of style, and the 63-year-old’s latest outfit didn’t disappoint as she dabbled with bold patterned tights and neon-pink faux fur.
Deborra-Lee slipped into a little black dress as she attended the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project at the Africa Center in New York on Tuesday but, true to form, she put a quirky spin on the outfit with a vibrant pop of colour.
The actress and producer, who has been married to Hollywood star Hugh Jackman since 1996, posed for photos in the black shift dress which featured a bold trim of bright pink faux fur around the hemline. She paired the eye-catching frock with a simple black cropped jacket and some unusual accessories.
Rather than opting for plain black tights, Deborra-Lee donned a pair of nylon stockings which featured a striking geometric design. She then completed the look with a pair of black suede open-toe wedges and carried what appeared to be a black fur handbag.
Deborra-Lee was not joined by her husband – with whom she shares two adopted children – for the occasion, despite the X-Men star having wrapped up his ‘The Man. The Music. The Show’ international tour.
Earlier this year, during a show in Brisbane, Jackman took a moment out of his performance to gush about his wife of 23-years on stage, telling fans at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre: “A few times in my life I’ve known things like for sure… one of those was Deb. I knew very early on in our relationship we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. I could feel it.”
Hugh then told the crowd that he almost didn’t make the cut as Wolverine in X-Men, adding: “I went home to Deb and started whinging about everything… And she listened to me very patiently for about an hour and finally she just said, ‘Listen, I think you have just got to trust yourself. You are worrying way too much about what everything else is thinking. Just go back to the character, focus on that, trust your instinct. You’ve got this.'”
He continued, before dedicating his next song to his lovely wife: “And to me that is love. Someone who believes in you when you don’t really believe in yourself. This whole show is dedicated to Deb and the kids.”
The couple, who met on the set of Australian drama Corelli in 1995, celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary earlier this year, with Hugh posting a sweet tribute to his wife on social media.
Sharing an hilarious throwback photograph of the couple, he wrote: “Happy anniversary #mydebs #23”
The photograph showed a much younger Hugh and Deborra-Lee smiling broadly for the camera, with what appears to be chocolate cake slathered all over their teeth. Fans were quick to comment on the sweet tribute, wishing the happy couple a happy anniversary.
One wrote: “Such a powerful and beautiful couple.” Another said: “You are so lucky to find a life time partner.”
While a third commented: “Really Happy!!!!. Congratulations.”