After a year of surprising celebrity breakups, a pair that has been together for a long time is now splitting up. Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness splitafter 27 years of marriage, the duo revealed Friday that they are not together in a statement to People.
The former couple, who had two kids together, said they were breaking up and would now focus on "individual growth." Hugh has now made a short comment after a reporter approached him while he was out in New York City.
Hugh Jackman wearing a black jacket and Deborra-Lee Furness wearing a black mesh top Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness are no longer together after 27 years of marriage. They said in a statement that was shared with PEOPLE.
We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,- Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Le
They have two kids: Oscar, who is 23 years old, and Ava, who is 18 years old.
Our family has been and always will be our highest priority. We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives. Deb and Hugh Jackman.- Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee
The actor once talked to PEOPLEabout his marriage. He said that one of the reasons he loved his relationship with Deborra-lee so much was that they met before he became famous for Wolverine.
One of the great pieces of fortune in my career, it started late, but that Deb and I were already set together, a team, madly in love, like literally before it all happened. We can kind of see all the ups and downs for what they are. Our priority is our family, and we’re there for each other no matter what.- Hugh Jackman
Underneath the surface where it’s real, and where it’s still and where it’s deep, that is the love I have with Deb.- Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman went about his day-to-day life a day after he and his wife of almost 30 years said they were getting a divorce. On Saturday morning in New York City, the "Wolverine" star was seen walking alone and looking sad. The 54-year-old man wore a black T-shirt, black jeans, and black shoes for a casual look. He also had his trademark shades and beard on.
The only thing Jackman wasn't wearing was his wedding ring, but this isn't the first time anyone has seen him without it. In a video that TMZgot, Jackman said that he didn't feel right talking about Deborra-Lee Furness after a reporter asked him what she's doing now that they're no longer together.
Jackman thanked them for their thoughts and then said, “It’s a difficult time.” The photographer changed the subject and asked him about "Deadpool," but Jackman said he couldn't talk about any project while the Hollywood strike was going on.
Furness was also seen out and about in New York not long ago, just a few days before they said they were splitting up. When she was getting into a car and was captured, the actress didn't seem to be wearing her wedding ring.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met while working on the Australian television series "Correlli." At the time, Hugh was a relatively unknown actor, while Deborra-Lee was an established actress. Their professional collaboration soon blossomed into a personal relationship.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee tied the knot in a private ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. This marked the beginning of their enduring marriage, which has now lasted for more than two decades.
The couple faced challenges with infertility, which led them to explore adoption as a way to build their family. In 2000, they adopted their son, Oscar Maximilian Jackman, followed by the adoption of their daughter, Ava Eliot Jackman, in 2005. Hugh and Deborra-Lee have been vocal advocates for adoption and have actively supported organizations promoting adoption awareness.
Throughout their relationship, Hugh and Deborra-Lee have been incredibly supportive of each other's careers. While Hugh's career skyrocketed with his portrayal of Wolverine in the "X-Men" film series and other successful roles, Deborra-Lee continued to work in the entertainment industry as well.
The couple frequently appears together at public events, premieres, and award shows. Their red-carpet appearances are often characterized by their genuine affection for each other, showcasing a strong and loving bond.
In 2009, Hugh and Deborra-Lee renewed their wedding vows in a private ceremony in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. This gesture reaffirmed their commitment to each other in the presence of close friends and family. On various occasions, they have shared heartfelt messages and celebrated their anniversary on social media, demonstrating their enduring love and dedication to each other.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee have also been actively involved in philanthropic work. They have supported numerous charitable causes, including children's hospitals and poverty alleviation initiatives, further strengthening their bond through shared values.
The last time the two were seen together in public was at the annual Wimbledon event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. In July, they went to a match at the prestigious event in South West London. This week, they said they were going to end their marriage.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness got a divorce after being married for 27 years and having two kids. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness seemed to be one of Hollywood's most stable couples for a long time. But it was just recently reported that the star from "Les Misérables" has filed for divorce after being married for 27 years.
What makes the couple's divorce even more shocking is that Deborra recently went on record about how she and her long-time husband are close. This makes the news of their divorce even more shocking.