Hugh Jackman, best recognized for his role as Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ franchise, is also known for his many other abilities, including singing and dancing. The Wolverine star met his soulmate, Deborra Lee Furness, almost 27 years ago. The couple had fantastic chemistry and compatibility, and they sincerely believed they had discovered their happily ever after. But, alas, it was not the fairy tale conclusion everyone had hoped for, as the pair decided to divorce after 27 years of marriage. Hugh Jackman reportedly discussed his divorce from his wife on a recent outing, according to TMZ.
Hugh Jackman on his divorce:
Hugh Jackman spoke out for the first time since his divorce from wife Deborra Lee Furness after 27 years of marriage on Saturday morning, according to TMZ. The actor was walking down a New York City sidewalk when photographers with cameras stopped him and inquired about his divorce.
“What kind of individual growth are you pursuing?” inquired the paparazzi. “Not quite right talking about on this trip,” the actor remarked. But I appreciate your ideas, man; thank you.” The paparazzi, on the other hand, urged Jackman to speak about it, to which he said, “It’s a difficult time,” admitting that he doesn’t feel comfortable addressing the subject while walking down the street.
In the midst of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Jackman, who was dressed in a dark grey T-shirt and black pants for the occasion, followed up his remark with an answer regarding when his future feature, ‘Deadpool 3’, will be released. Jackman responded, “Well, I can’t really know until we get back to work.”
After 27 years of marriage and two children, Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness have chosen to split. The pair confirmed their breakup in a statement released by People magazine.
They stated: “We have been blessed to spend nearly three decades as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our path has now changed, and we have decided to split up to pursue our individual growth.”
According to reports, they have indicated that their family is their first priority right now: “Our family has been and always will be our highest priority, thanks, love, and kindness, as we embark on the next chapter.”
The two originally met on the set of an Australian television show in 1995 where they were both actors. At the time, Deborra-Lee Furness was the more established of the two. They married in 1996 and have two children, Oscar (now 23) and Ava (now 18). Jackman grew to prominence in both Hollywood and on Broadway.