It’s the end of an era and perhaps the end of love in Hollywood as we know it: Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness are separating after 27 years of marriage.
The Oscar-nominated actor — known for his roles in “Les Misérables” and “The Greatest Showman,” as well as as Wolverine and Logan in the Marvel cinematic universe — announced the split in a joint statement on Friday, The Times confirmed.
“Our journey is now changing and we have decided to separate to further our individual growth,” the former couple’s statement said, noting that they were “blessed” to have spent nearly three decades in “a wonderful, loving relationship.” “Marriage” to spend together.
“Our family has always been and will be our top priority. We approach this next chapter with gratitude, love and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding of respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition throughout our lives.”
The Australian stars co-signed the statement, which was first published People, as “Deb and Hugh Jackman.” They added that this was “the only statement any of us will make.”
A representative for Jackman did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for further comment on Friday.
The former couple met in 1995 on the set of one of Jackman’s early projects, the Australian TV series “Correlli“, in which Furness played a prison psychologist. They married a year later and had two children: Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18.
To mark their 25th wedding anniversary in 2021, Jackman shared a series of candid photos from their wedding and wrote, “Being married to you, Deb, is as natural as breathing.”
“From the moment we met… I knew our destiny was to be together,” he continued Instagram. “In our 25 years, our love has only grown deeper. The fun, excitement and adventure are even more exciting; learning even greater. I am forever grateful to be able to share our love, our lives – and our family. We’ve just started. Deb, I love you with all my heart!”