Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Jackman announce they’re separating after 27 years
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Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee, have revealed they are amicably ending their marriage.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee tied the knot back in 1996.
The couple had been married for 27-years and share two children together: Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18.
However, Friday's news brings an end to that long-running partnership.
A statement, provided to People, reads: "We have been blessed to share almost 3 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."
The statement, which is signed 'Deb and Hugh Jackman', concludes: "This is the sole statement either of us will make."
Deborra-Lee was a well established actor back then, while Hugh was fresh on the scene after recently graduating from drama school.
Just a year after they first met, Hugh and Deborra-Lee were married.
Speaking to People in 2017 of the time they met, Hugh said: "Deb, she was a big star… I get picked up, and Deb is in the front seat of the car. I’ll never forget.
"She took off her seatbelt and she turned around and put out her hand and took off her sunglasses and said, ‘Hi, I’m Deborra-lee Furness, nice to meet you.’ I remember thinking, ‘I like this girl'."
Over the years, the pair have become one of Hollywood's most loved couples, so the news will certainly devastate a lot of their fans.
Their separation will come as a bit of a surprise to many as well, with Hugh posting a loving nod to his wife on their 27th anniversary back in April.
Taking to Instagram, The Greatest Showman actor wrote: "I love you so much. Together we have created a beautiful family. And life. Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage and loyalty is an incredible gift to me."
The last time Hugh and Deborra-Lee were seen in public together was at Wimbledon back in July.
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