Hollywood actor and ‘X-Men’ star, Hugh Jackman, and his wife of 27 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, have announced their separation in a statement issued on Friday, 15th September, 2023, according to a celebrity magazine, ‘People‘.

The couple appealed to the public to respect their privacy as they navigate the separation process, adding that no further information will be released.

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

We have been blessed to share almost three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage

Jackman and his wife, Furness, had just marked their 27th anniversary in April 2023.

In a post on Instagram, Jackman express his love for wife with a heart warming message.

The couple have two children together, said that their family will always be their highest priority as they undertake the next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness.

The Australian actor, 54, met fellow performer Deborra-Lee Jackman on the set of an Australian TV series in 1995, and the pair wed a year later.

According to a post on Monday, 18th September, 2023 by ‘People’ on their X handle, the Australian couple seem ‘devastated’ following their decision to separate.

Hugh Jackman, a Golden Globe winner for his role in ‘Les Miserables’, has also ventured into music and dancing in his illustrious career.

Story: Asma’u Sani

Media: Hugh Jackman/ Instagram