New York, NY – September 16, 2023
In a heartfelt statement shared with People magazine, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have revealed that they are separating after 27 years of marriage. The beloved Australian actors, who tied the knot in 1996, also share two children, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18.
The statement, signed by “Deb and Hugh Jackman,” expresses their gratitude for nearly three decades of a wonderful and loving marriage. It further explains that their journey is now taking a different path as they have chosen to separate, each pursuing their individual growth. Despite this shift, their family remains their highest priority.
The couple has asked for understanding and respect for their privacy as they navigate this transition in their lives. The statement concludes with the assurance that this is the only statement they will make regarding their separation.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness’s love story began on the set of the Australian television series “Corelli” in 1995. A year later, they said their vows and embarked on a journey of love and partnership that has spanned nearly three decades.
Jackman, renowned for his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise and his roles in “The Greatest Showman” and “Les Misérables,” has also enjoyed a successful stage career, including his Broadway performance in “The Music Man.”
Furness, an accomplished actress in her own right, most recently starred alongside Eric Bana in the Australian thriller “Force of Nature: The Dry 2,” directed by Robert Connolly.
Despite not making any formal announcements about their relationship during their time together, Jackman has often referred to Furness as his “best friend” and a significant source of support in both his professional and personal life.
The couple adopted their son, Oscar Maximilian, in 2000, and five years later, they welcomed their daughter, Ava Eliot, into their family. Their deep bond and affection for each other have been evident in their public appearances and social media posts over the years.
As fans of both actors express their support and respect for their decision, the couple’s love story, while evolving, remains a cherished part of their lives.
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