Hugh Jackman Opens Up About His Split From Deborra-Lee Furness While Outing – Hollywood Life

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Hugh Jackman54, gave an update on how he was doing since his separation from his wife Deborra Lee Furness, 67 years old, for the first time Saturday morning. The actor was walking on a sidewalk in New York when he was approached by paparazzi with cameras who asked him about the split. “It’s a difficult time,” he said in a video, after admitting he didn’t feel right talking about the situation while walking down the street.

Hugh, who wore a dark gray T-shirt and black jeans during the outing, followed his comment with a response about when his next film will be released, Deadpool 3, is expected to be released amid the SAG-AFTRA strike. “Well, I can’t really know until we go back to work,” he said.

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Hugh and Deborra-Lee were married for 27 years. (Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

THE Prisoners The star and his ex-wife, to whom he was married for 27 years, announced their separation on Friday in a joint press release. “We have been fortunate to share nearly three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful and loving marriage,” said Hugh and Deborra-Lee. PEOPLE. “Our journey is now changing and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth. »

“Our family has been and always will be our biggest priority,” they continued. “We embark on this next chapter with gratitude, love and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding of respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives.

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Hugh and Deborra-Lee smile at each other at a previous event. (Matt Baron/EIB/Shutterstock)

Shortly after the joint statement was made public, a source said Page six that the separation was not surprising to the former lovebirds’ family and friends. “Friends and family knew,” the source said, before adding that problems in their marriage may have started before Hugh returned to Broadway in The music man in February 2022.

“Deb wasn’t at rehearsals much,” the source added, before also claiming that she “was even seen dozing off during some of them.” Finally, the source concluded that no third partner was involved in Hugh and Deborra-Lee’s decision to split, and said they had simply become “roommates.”


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