Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-lee Furness split after 27 years of marriage


Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-lee Furness are calling it quits.

In a mutual statement shared with People, the now-former couple stated, “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 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.”


Hugh Jackman shows off beard while wife Deborra-Lee rocks skin-tight black gown at Met Gala

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness posed together at Met Gala 2023. (Matt Winkelmeyer)

“This is the sole statement either of us will make,” the statement concluded.

The couple, who met in 1995, have two children, together, a 23-year-old son named Oscar and a daughter, Ava, 18.

While Jackman and Furness have never been exceedingly open about the ins and outs of their relationship, Jackman did make a moving statement about her in a 2018 acceptance speech at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness haven’t revealed a specific reason behind their split. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“You believed in me when I couldn’t. You’ve loved me with a passion and a depth that I didn’t even know existed — and I don’t think I even felt that I deserved. You have pushed and encouraged me when I was scared to venture out. You have smiled me into smiling. You have sung me into singing. You have loved me into loving and like everything I do in my life, I share this with you. I love you.”

To celebrate their anniversary last year, he made an Instagram post dedicated to her, writing, “Today I celebrate 26 years of marriage to my extraordinary wife. Every single day is filled with so much laughter, joy and backgammon!!!! Deb, you light up my life. I love you with all my heart!”

A photo of Hugh Jackman and his wife

Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman met in 1995. (Laurent KOFFEL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Earlier this summer, the two were spotted at a Pink concert in London in a rare public appearance. They were all smiles and holding hands. In one of the photos, he’d placed his hand on her shoulder as he grinned towards the camera.


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