It's no secret that Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, have been madly in love for the past two decades, but one person wasn't so convinced back in the day. That would be one Ryan Reynolds, who made his skepticism about their early days known in a hilarious tweet.
It all began when Jackman celebrated the couple's 22nd anniversary on Wednesday with a sweet tribute on Twitter. "I believe in life we need to see and truly be seen by the most important people in our lives. Deb, from day one, we had that," the actor wrote, attaching a photo of himself and Furness against a backdrop of waves. "22 years later ... it only gets deeper. You and the kids are the greatest gift I will ever receive. I love you a gazillion times around the world."
But while Jackman may have known his wife was the one at first sight, Reynolds, apparently, had other thoughts. Quote-tweeting Jackman's message, he congratulated the couple in classic Ryan Reynolds fashion, writing, "I gave this 3 months. Tops. I was wrong." Aww, cute! (His trolling is probably a welcome break for wife Blake Lively, who often puts up with his dad jokes on social media.)
As for what actually happened back in the day, Jackman recounted the adorable story two years ago on Ellen. The pair met on the set of Correlli, an Australian TV series.
"She was the star I had this major crush on her. Everyone did!" he told Ellen DeGeneres. "The whole crew had a crush on her, and I was so embarrassed by that I didn't talk to her for about a week. When I realized, I didn't talk to her. About a week later, I go, 'This is silly.' I had a dinner party and I invited her over and about 20 other people, and she said, 'What's the matter? Have I annoyed you? You're not talking to me anymore. What have I done wrong?'"
The way Jackman tells it, he then replied, "Look, I got a crush on you, I'll get over it," after downing a few glasses of liquid courage. But to his surprise, Furness revealed that she'd been harboring a secret crush for him as well, to which Jackman responded with the very romantic, "Oh, great." Two decades later, "she's the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and it gets better and better."
"I'm kind of really grateful that I met [her] before anything kind of happened," Jackman said, "because everything that's happened in my career and on-screen, off-screen we've always done it together."