After an extraordinary 27-year journey as husband and wife, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have announced their decision to part ways. In their joint statement to People, the couple expressed their deep gratitude for the almost three decades of cherished companionship and love they’ve shared. They explained that this new phase marks a shift in their individual paths toward personal growth, emphasizing that their family remains their utmost priority. They embark on this new chapter with an abundance of gratitude, love, and kindness.
The actor and actress, known for their roles in movies like “Wolverine” and “Correlli,” respectively, are parents to their two adopted children, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18. Their union began in 1995 when they met on the set of “Correlli,” and they exchanged vows in 1996 in a charming church just outside Melbourne, Australia, Deborra-Lee’s home country.
In 2021, Hugh Jackman spoke affectionately about his marriage during an interview with Hoda Kotb on “Today.” He shared how their partnership felt like an easy and natural form of love, dispelling the notion that marriage is arduous work. He praised Deborra-Lee as an incredibly positive and light-hearted soul, emphasizing her boundless optimism. Jackman’s Instagram post celebrating their 25th anniversary in April 2021 further attested to the depth of their enduring love. In his heartfelt caption, he described being married to Deborra-Lee as something as innate as breathing. He recounted the moment they met and recognized that their destiny was intertwined, and over the years, their love had flourished, deepened, and grown even more adventurous.
Despite their separation, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are moving forward with an abundance of respect and care for each other, committed to maintaining their family’s well-being. They appreciate the understanding and privacy extended to them as they navigate this significant transition in their lives.