Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announce separation
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announce separation after 27 years of marriage, citing individual growth. Privacy requested during transition.
In a heartfelt announcement to People magazine, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness revealed that they are separating after 27 years of marriage. The couple expressed their gratitude for the wonderful and loving marriage they have shared, but acknowledged that their journey is now taking a different path as they pursue individual growth.
With their family always being their highest priority, Jackman and Furness emphasized that they are undertaking this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. They kindly requested understanding and respect for their privacy as they navigate this transition in their lives.
This statement will be the only one made by either of them regarding the separation. Jackman and Furness first met on the set of the Australian TV series Corelli in 1995 and tied the knot the following year. Throughout their marriage, they have been blessed with two children, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18.
In April, Jackman took to Instagram to celebrate their 27th anniversary with a heartfelt tribute to his wife. He expressed his deep love for her and acknowledged the beautiful family and life they have created together. He described Furness's laughter, spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage, and loyalty as incredible gifts to him.
Aside from her role as Jackman's beloved wife, Furness, 67, is also known for her advocacy for orphans and adoption, particularly in Australia. She is one of the founding members of National Adoption Awareness Week, using her platform to raise awareness and promote the importance of adoption.
On the other hand, Jackman, 54, is widely recognized for his portrayal of the superhero Wolverine in multiple movies. He is currently set to reprise the role in Deadpool 3, although the production has been put on hold due to the ongoing Hollywood strike.
As this chapter begins for Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, they embark on separate paths of personal growth while cherishing the memories and love they have shared over the past 27 years.