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For Hugh Jackman, married life "gets better and better."

The 47-year-old actor shared some sweet words about his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 60, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Feb. 1, and his wife wasn't even there.

"She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me," he said. "I'm kind of really grateful that I met before anything kind of happened because everything that's happened in my career and on screen, off screen we've always done it together."

He then told the story of how they first got together on the set of the Australian TV series "Correlli."

"She was the star I had this major crush on her. Everyone did! 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," he admitted.

But a week later, Hugh found his courage.

"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?'" he recalled. "I'd had a couple, and I said, 'Look, I got a crush on you. I'll get over it.' And she went, 'Oh, really?' I was like, 'Oh, this is bad.' She goes, 'Yeah, I got one on you, too.' And I'm like, 'Oh, great.' So, that was it."

Twenty-one years and two kids later, they couldn't be more in love today! The happy couple will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on April 11, 2016.