Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness separate after 27 years of marriage

Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness’s love story has come to an end after nearly three decades of marriage.

“We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,” the former couple said in a joint statement to People Friday.

“Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”

Jackman, 54, and Furness, 67, continued, “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, signed “Deb and Hugh Jackman,” concluded, “This is the sole statement either of us will make.”

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness with their kids.
Jackman and Furness adopted two kids together.

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Jackman and Furness first tied the knot in 1996 and they shared two adoptive kids: Oscar Maximilian Jackman, 23, and Ava Eliot Jackman, 18.

They actors, who both hail from Australia, on the set of Australian TV series “Correlli” in 1995.

Their long-lasting marriage was often praised for withstanding the test of time in Hollywood.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness on their wedding day.
Jackman married Furness, who is 13 years his senior, in 1996.

Jackman and Furness enjoyed spending a lot of time together and were frequently spotted out doing fun activities, including riding around New York City in scooters and going for a swim in the Hamptons.

One of “The Greatest Showman” star’s last Instagram posts with his now-estranged wife was when they attended the Met Gala together in May. It is unclear how soon after they decided to call it quits.

Despite their united front, they often faced their fair share of criticism due to their 13-year age-difference and Jackman being the one to date an older woman.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness.
Jackman and Furness, who both hailed from Australia, appeared to have a solid marriage over the years.
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In 2014, Furness addressed that she felt it was an insult to tell her that she was “lucky” for being married to the “X-Men” star.

“That to me is a putdown. [It’s] like you suggesting I won [a] … raffle. I think we create our own destiny,” the Australian actress told Woman’s Weekly at the time.

“When people look at my life, they don’t know the challenges [I face], just like I don’t know someone else’s [challenges].”

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