Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Celebrity Divorce Court: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness Splitting Up After 27 Years


It’s been a busy time for Hollywood divorce lawyers.

New to the game are Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness. They’ve been married 27 years. She’s 13 years his senior. I don’t think people are that surprised but still, it’s sad when any long relationship ends.

The couple — who have two kids, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18 — told People magazine:

“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.”

Jackman has made a fortune with his X Men and Wolverine movies, as well as “The Greatest Showman on Earth.” When the strikes are over he’ll be featured in the next Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds. Furness will leave with a nice chunk of change.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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