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One of the strongest Hollywood couples fell apart: why Hugh Jackman is divorcing his wife after 27 years of marriage

Hugh and Deborah met in 1995 on the set of the Australian television series Correlli.

Hugh and Deborah met in 1995 on the set of the Australian television series Correlli.

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One of the strongest Hollywood marriages has fallen apart: Hugh Jackman and his wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, unexpectedly announced their divorce. They gave People magazine a statement: “We have been fortunate to spend nearly three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Now our route is changing. We decided to separate so that we could each look for ways to grow individually. Our family has always been and remains the most valuable thing to us. We begin this new chapter with gratitude, love and goodwill. “We greatly appreciate your understanding that our privacy should be respected, especially as our family goes through a period of transition. This is the only statement that either of us will make.”

Hugh and Deborah met in 1995 on the set of the Australian television series Correlli. Apparently, it was love at first sight, and it didn’t hurt that Deborra was 13 years older than Hugh. It didn’t hurt that she couldn’t give birth to a child from him (all attempts to get pregnant ended in miscarriages). The couple eventually adopted two children; their adopted son Oscar Maximilian is now 23 years old, daughter Ava Eliot is 18.

The Daily Mail found an insider with knowledge of Hugh and Deborah’s personal lives who said: “Their marriage was ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic. They will always be connected, will always be together thanks to the fact that they have children together. But over the past few years, their love has turned more into friendship. The lockdown definitely didn’t help their marriage, the relationship began to deteriorate.” The source added that the strike of actors and screenwriters, which is currently taking place in Hollywood, has not improved the situation either. “Hugh realized that the magic that once filled their relationship was gone… They never spoke ill of each other and never would, it’s just that their time has passed, and now they have resigned themselves to fate.”

The same is confirmed by another insider, who was found by the online publication Page Six: “Everything happened to them a long time ago, friends and family knew about it. There is no love triangle here, there is no third party involved. But they just turned into roommates.” Apparently, the breakup occurred before the beginning of 2022: then Jackman began rehearsing on Broadway for his role in the play The Music Man, and Deborra almost did not come to her husband’s rehearsals.

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