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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness smile at separate press events.

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness Announce Separation “With Gratitude, Love & Kindness”

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness have announced their separation after 27 years of marriage.

In a statement exclusively shared with People, the actors write:

“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.”

They ended their statement, “Deb and Hugh Jackman” and, “This is the sole statement either of us will make.”

Deborra-lee and Hugh tied the knot in 1996 after meeting on the set of Australian TV series Corelli a year earlier. They share two children together, 23-year-old Oscar and 18-year-old Ava.


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As always, CelebrityKind will be respecting their privacy. You won’t see any further stories here about their divorce unless they specifically share something themselves (which, at this point, they don’t intend to because, as mentioned above, this is the “sole statement” they’re making).

Most of us who adore Hugh and Deb just want them to get through this difficult period, so let’s not click on the rubbish that will inevitably be circulated over the next few weeks and give them some privacy – It’s actually really easy to do. You just keep scrolling! You in?

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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.