Hugh Jackman to move home to Australia after years abroad

Homegrown Aussie legend Hugh Jackman is reportedly missing home according to New Idea and is considering a move back to Australia.

The 51-year-old actor is reportedly considering moving permanently to his home in Bondi after living with his family in New York City for years.

“Hugh has privately considered a move back for years, but he never followed through with it because he has such a good life in the States,” a insider told New Idea.  

“Besides his career, there's a solid support network and he and [wife] Deb are now die-hard New Yorkers. They love the spirit of the Big Apple, plus the pace and excitement of being in a city that never sleeps.”

The insider said that he wants to be closer to his extended family as well as bring a boost to Australia’s film industry.

“He was hugely impressed with how Chris Hemsworth managed to bring the Thor production to the country,' added the insider.

“At the end of the day, he's an Aussie at heart. It's a no-brainer that he and Deb want to come home.”

The X-Men­ legend could be home for good with his wife of 24 years, Deborra-Lee Furness and their two children Oscar, 19 and Ava, 14.

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Despite living in New York for a number of years, Jackman was awarded the Order of Australia in September last year for his contributions to the performing arts and work advocating the end of poverty.

'I am an immensely proud Australian, and am so grateful for the opportunities I have received by being raised there,' he said in a statement at the time, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald

This article originally appeared on Over60.