Hollywood heartthrob Hugh Jackman and Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness were known for their enduring relationship. They have been together for a long time and have been cited as an example of successful and lasting marriages in the showbiz world. However, as they say, “Nothing is constant, but change”. The celebrated couple recently marked an unexpected turn of events by announcing their separation.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announce surprising separation

The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and renowned actress Deborra-Lee Furness have decided to end their three-decade-long marriage. The couple announced their split after 27 years of togetherness in a joint statement that was released by People Magazine on Friday, September 15th.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness together
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

“We have been blessed to share almost three 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.”

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Jackman and  Furness met in 1995 and have been married since 1996, less than a year. The couple who is defined as odds for a long-term romance in Hollywood, shares two children, a 23-year-old son, Oscar, and an 18-year-old daughter, Ava. As the news of their split went viral, people started showing interest in Furness’ personal life.

Hugh Jackman’s serendipitous meeting with famous actress

A still of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

“I was single when I met her, and she was single. I was happy to be single. When I met Deb, it was 10 times better than my single life. She was very beautiful. She was unbelievably fun—this energy, this spirit—irrepressible. And she had confidence in herself. I had a massive crush on her instantly.”

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Deborra-Lee Furness from Shame
Deborra-Lee Furness from the movie, Shame

Veteran actress Furness was known for many roles during her prosperous period in Hollywood, including Shame (1988), which was her breakout role where she received several Best Actress awards, including the Seattle International Film Festival and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award in 1988.

Her other notable works include the 1991 film Waiting, Cross Over Dreams, and the 2010 animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. She also dined on several TV shows, like Hyde and Seek, Singapore Sling, and The Flying Doctors. 

Hugh Jackman’s and Deborra-Lee Furness’s net worth revealed

Hugh Jackman and Debora-Lee Furness at their marriage
Hugh Jackman and Debora-Lee Furness during their marriage in 1966

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Furness’ estimated wealth is $50 million. However, the publication does note that some of this fortune has been attributed to her husband, Jackman, since 1996.  In contrast, Jackman’s net worth is estimated at $180 million. In April, on their 27th wedding anniversary, Jackman took to social media to celebrate their oneness.

“I love you, Deb. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. 27 YEARS!! I love you so much,” he wrote. “Together, we have created a beautiful family. And life. Your laughter, your spirit, your generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage, and loyalty are incredible gifts to me. I love you with all my heart.”

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However, the exact reason for the split is unknown, both Jackman and Furness chose to keep the details of their separation private. Despite their separation, the pairs have expressed their love and respect for each other and recognized the importance of their family in their lives.

Source: Celebrity Net Worth, Hollywood Reporter, and People Magazine

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