Shock Splitsville For Fans – Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborra-Lee Furness Announce Separation
In an unexpected turn of events, power couple Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have announced they are separating after nearly three decades of marriage.
The pair revealed the split in a joint statement to People magazine on Sunday, stating that though their romance has come to an end, they remain committed to co-parenting their two children — son Oscar, 23, and daughter Ava, 18.
“We have been blessed to share almost three 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. Our family has been and always will be our highest priority,” the statement read.
Jackman, 54, and Furness, 67, first crossed paths on the set of the Australian TV show “Corelli” in 1995. They tied the knot just one year later in 1996.
Throughout their 27-year union, the couple weathered countless rumors of trouble in paradise. However, they consistently gushed over one another in interviews and shared loving tributes on social media. As recently as April, Jackman raved about his wife on their anniversary, writing on Instagram, “Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage and loyalty is an incredible gift to me.”
While the split marks the end of a long-running Hollywood love story, it appears the separation was completely amicable. “We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives,” the statement concluded.
For Furness, the breakup concludes her second marriage. The actress-activist has dedicated much of her life’s work to adoption advocacy, inspired by her and Jackman’s experience adopting their two children.
Meanwhile, Jackman has risen to A-list fame with blockbuster roles in films like “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables” and the “X-Men” franchise as Wolverine. He is slated to reprise that iconic superhero role in “Deadpool 3,” though production is on hold due to industry strikes.
While fans are undoubtedly crestfallen to see the couple part ways, it seems the pair is focused on personal growth and supporting their children during this difficult transition.
According to a source close to the couple, the split had been a long time coming and was not a snap decision. Here’s wishing them both the best as they embark on the next chapter.
Can you believe it? After 27 years of marriage, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are calling it quits. I’m totally blindsided by this news. They always seemed so solid together.
I still remember when they met on the set of that Australian TV show Corelli back in ’95. They hit it off immediately and were married a year later. Three decades together in Hollywood terms is like a lifetime!
They always kept their relationship really private and never had any cheating scandals or drama. Even on their anniversary in April, Hugh posted the sweetest tribute to Deb, saying “Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage and loyalty is an incredible gift to me.”
I feel so bad for their kids Oscar and Ava. It can’t be easy seeing your parents split, even if you’re older. Co-parenting two adults is definitely uncharted territory.
Apparently it was an amicable separation and they’re still committed to family. I just hope the tabloids don’t try to drag them through the mud. They deserve privacy after so many years in the public eye.
I know so many celeb marriages fail, but I really thought Hugh and Deb would go the distance. They seemed to have something so real and supportive. But I guess you never truly know what happens behind closed doors.
Wishing them both the very best in this next chapter, even if my heart is breaking a little for the end of such a special Hollywood love story. Let me know what you think of this surprising split!