By Tanzila Rani
Sep, 16, 2023
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met in 1995 on the set of the TV show Correlli. Furness was already an established actress, while Jackman was just starting out after graduating from drama school. Despite the differences in their careers, they quickly fell in love.
Jackman and Furness married in April 1996. They later adopted two children together, who are now 23 and 18 years old. The couple said in their statement that their family "has been and always will be" their top priority.
Though split rumors circulated earlier, Jackman and Furness were spotted together as recently as July 2022 at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. They appeared happy and affectionate in front of cameras, sparking disbelief at claims they were separating.
On social media, Jackman often shared loving tributes to Furness on their anniversary and her birthday. Last April he wrote: "I love you with all my heart." Their sudden split comes as a shock to fans.
In their joint statement, Jackman and Furness asked for privacy as they navigate this "transition" in their lives. They said they will not be making any further comments about their separation.