Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee have separated after 27 years of marriage. They issued a statement to the public, saying they’d decided to separate in order to pursue their personal growth. Their family remains their top priority, and they request privacy and understanding as they navigate this change.
In their statement, they shared, “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.“
“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.“
Hugh Jackman and Deborah-Lee Furness first met on the set of the 1995 Australian television series “Correlli.” They quickly fell in love and got married on April 11, 1996. Their marriage took place at St. John’s in Toorak, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The couple has two adopted children together: a son named Oscar Maximilian and a daughter named Ava Eliot.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee have also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. They founded the Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts, which supports the arts and provides education and opportunities for young performers.