Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are no longer together! On Friday, a close source to the pair informed Page Six that the Logan star and the Beautiful actress’ split had been “a long time coming.”
After the news of their separation came out, a Broadway insider told the media outlet that they weren’t surprised at all and went on to say, “It happened a while ago. Friends and family knew about it.”
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announce separation after 27 years of marriage
It’s over between Hugh Jackman and his wife of 27 years, Deborra-Lee Furness! An insider told Page Six, that there have been some problems between the couple for a while even before Jackman returned to Broadway in February 2022 for The Music Man.
The source said, “Deb wasn’t at rehearsals very much” and that she “was even spotted snoozing during some of them.” The insider also mentioned that a third was not involved and they had simply morphed into “roommates.”
What did Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have to say about their separation?
The fans were not ready to hear the news of Hugh and Furness’ separation. The pair announced their split after 27 years of marriage to People magazine via a joint statement on Friday.
The statement read, “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.”
They further added, “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.”
The statement concluded, “Deb and Hugh Jackman. This is the sole statement either of us will make.” The former couple shares a total of two kids: a son named Oscar, 23, and a daughter, Ava, 18.
Exploring the relationship timeline of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
For those of you who are unversed, let us share with you, that the Australian couple met for the first time in the year 1995 on the set of the Australian TV series Corelli. At that point, the co-stars fell in love.
Then, Deborra-Lee was a renowned actress, meanwhile, Hugh had just kicked off his acting career. While having a chat with People magazine in 2017, Jackman spilled the beans on their first meeting.
The Greatest Showman actor said, “Deb, she was a big star…I get picked up, and Deb is in the front seat of the car. I’ll never forget. She took off her seatbelt and she turned around and put out her hand and took off her sunglasses and said, ‘Hi, I’m Deborra-lee Furness, nice to meet you.’ I remember thinking, ‘I like this girl.’”
Hugh and Furness tied the knot in 1996. The pair exchanged their vows on April 11, 1996. Over the years, they became one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples. The two of them were last seen together attending the men’s finals at Wimbledon in July.
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