March 13, 2006
HUGH Jackman and wife Deborra-lee Furness are reeling with with the tragic news the birth mother of their adopted son Oscar has killed herself.
Amber Sanders, 28, endured a long battle with drugs and depression after having given away her boy to the Aussie actors, while two other children were taken away by social services.
"She was very distraught over never being able to see her son Oscar," her father Tom Lanhem has told New Idea.
"She was upset over losing her other children and ending up as a homeless person. And then there were the drugs."
Jackman, 37, and Furness, 45, are now reportedly trying to decide whether to tell five-year-old Oscar about his mother or wait until he is older.
The celebrity parents also have an adopted seven-month-old daughter Ava.