Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman have announced that they are ending their marriage after 27 years together. The couple, who have two children, released a joint statement to People magazine saying that they have been "blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage," but that their journey is now shifting and they have decided to separate to pursue their individual growth.
Their separation was first reported by People magazine, and their representative confirmed the statement to The Associated Press. The couple stated that their family is their highest priority and that they will undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. They also mentioned that this statement would be their only one on their breakup.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman met in 1995 on the set of an Australian television show, where both were actors. They got married in 1996 and have two children together, Oscar, who is now 23, and Ava, who is now 18. Both Jackman and Deborra-lee have had successful careers in the entertainment industry, with Jackman achieving major stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway.
The couple has been seen together on many red carpets over the years, attending events such as the Oscars, Broadway events, and the Met Gala. They were also spotted together at Wimbledon in July. In April, Jackman celebrated their 27th anniversary with a tribute on Instagram, expressing his love and appreciation for his wife.
Deborra-lee Furness, 67, is known for her advocacy work for orphans and adoption, particularly in Australia. She is one of the founding members of National Adoption Awareness Week. Hugh Jackman, 54, is famous for his portrayal of the superhero Wolverine in several movies and is set to reprise the role in "Deadpool 3."
The couple's decision to end their marriage marks a significant change in their lives after nearly three decades together. They have expressed their commitment to their family and their intention to navigate this new chapter with gratitude and kindness.