Hugh Jackman Allegedly ‘Devastated’ By The End Of His Marriage

Actor Hugh Jackman is reportedly sad and heartbroken over the end of his 27-year marriage to Deborra-Lee Furness. The couple, long admired for their enduring love story in Hollywood, recently announced their separation, leaving fans and followers stunned.

They noted in a released statement that they will now focus on their “individual growth” as they go through this period. The actor was recently seen without his ring in his first appearance since their divorce announcement.

Keep on reading to learn more.

Hugh Jackman Is ‘Devastated’ By Their Separation

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness attend "The Son" red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival

Jackman, known for his roles in iconic films like “X-Men” and “The Greatest Showman,” is said to be deeply affected and heartbroken over the end of his 27-year marriage to Furness. According to Page Six, a source with inside knowledge of the situation noted that the actor is “devastated” and “very sad” about his split from Furness.

Jackman and Furness met on the set of the Australian TV show “Correlli” in 1995 and got married less than a year later. Things reportedly started to go south during the COVID pandemic, as the Daily Mail reported that the lockdown “really put a strain on their relationship,” leaving it “broken” by the time restrictions were lifted.

Although they tried to hash out their differences at the time, the recent Hollywood writer’s strike dealt another blow to their efforts, leaving them to go with the next “best option” to remain friends.

“They worked on it and couldn’t get it back… Hugh found it all to not have the same magic as they once had. Deb had similar concerns and thought separating is the best option,” a source told the news outlet.

Hugh Jackman Was Seen Without His Wedding Ring

Hugh Jackman at the The BRIT Awards 2019

On the heels of his separation from Furness, Jackman was seen for the first time without his wedding ring. In images and videos shared by Page Six, the actor was without the symbolic accessory as he left his Tribeca home on a Citi Bike.

For the outing, the “Logan” star kept it casual in a dark-colored T-shirt and black jeans. He wore it with black sneakers and Aviator sunglasses and was seen chatting with fans and passersby.

Jackman and Furness’ separation was said to have been “a long time coming,” as a source teased that people already knew there was trouble in paradise when “Deb wasn’t at rehearsals very much” for his Broadway return in “The Music Man,” and was even spotted “snoozing during some of them.”

“It happened a while ago. Friends and family knew about it,” the source noted.

The Estranged Couple Are Prioritizing Their ‘Individual Growth’

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborah-Lee Furness arrive at the 68th Annual Tony Awards

In a joint statement shared by the estranged couple, they divulged that they are embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth amid their separation, per People magazine.

“We have been blessed to share almost three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,” the estranged couple said in their statement on Friday.

“Our journey now is shifting, and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,” they continued, adding that they remain committed to their family, which is their “highest priority,” and that they were going through “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 continued, adding, “This is the sole statement either of us will make.”

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness Recently Marked Their 27th Anniversary

Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee-Furness hosts a private event, promoting the charitable campaign 'Live Below the Line'

In a world where celebrity relationships are frequently highlighted for their short duration, Jackman and Furness serve as a shining example of love and commitment. The pair recently celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary, marking a milestone in their enduring partnership, as Jackman took to Instagram to praise her.

“I love you, Deb… I love you so much. Together, we have created a beautiful family. And life,” the post read. “Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage, and loyalty is an incredible gift to me.”

“I love you with all my heart,” he added in the caption. In the photo, Jackman and Furness can be seen beaming at the camera with joy while Furness affectionately leans against his shoulder. 

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