Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness have announced they are set to part ways after close to three decades of marriage. In a joint statement, they have revealed that their decision to end the marriage is amicable and mutual.
Hugh Jackman and his wife were married for 27 years. In the statement, they said that while they have been blessed to have been husband and wife for close to three decades in a loving marriage, their journey has shifted. They said that they were going their separate ways to pursue what they said was individual growth.
The statement by Hugh Jackman and Deborra said that their family remains the highest priority. They resolved to undertake their future with love, gratitude, and kindness. They greatly appreciated the understanding shown by those close to them in respecting their privacy as they journeyed through this transition in their lives.
Rumors Of Hugh Jackman’s Sexuality Affected Deborra
The statement was signed by both Deborra and Jackman. It concludes by saying it was the sole statement that they would make about this chapter. Hugh Jackman and Deborra have two children, both adopted. While Oscar is 23, Ava is 18. Hugh Jackman and Deborra first met on the sets of Corelli, an Australian television series, in 1995. Within a year they were married at a church outside Melbourne. Hugh Jackman is 13 years younger than Deborra. The two have rarely been seen together in public recently. Their last public appearance was during Wimbledon last year in July during the men’s finals.
Fans of the famous couple, and even Deborra herself had repeatedly defended Jackman against speculation that The Wolverine star was gay. Rumors first began when Jackman portrayed gay singer and songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz. Hugh Jackman had once admitted that the rumors about his sexuality hurt Deborra. She repeated many times that it was a lie and very wrong to brand someone gay when they were not.