Even the most resilient couples face their fair share of challenges. For nearly three decades, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee stood together, weathering the ups and downs of fame and fortune. However, it was their deep friendship that ultimately strained their once-happy marriage. Instead of strengthening their bond, it unintentionally pushed them apart.
A Bond That Lasted 27 Years
In 1995, while filming “Correlli,” Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness crossed paths and decided to pledge their love for one another, despite the fact that she was 13 years his senior. The following year, they exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony near Melbourne, Australia. Over the years, they have shared heartwarming photos from that special day on social media, celebrating their anniversaries. They also decided to expand their family by adopting two children, Oscar and Ava.
The Recent Decision to Separate
Hugh and Deborra-Lee recently made the difficult announcement of their separation. They expressed, “We have been blessed to spend nearly three decades together as a loving, devoted couple. However, our journey is now taking a different direction. We have chosen to separate as we focus on our personal growth. Our family has always been and will continue to be our top priority. We enter this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. We appreciate your understanding and respect for our privacy during this transitional time. This statement represents our final words on the matter.”
An Unexpected Reason
Despite their efforts to mend their issues, Hugh and Deborra-Lee realized that their love had gradually transformed into a deep friendship, ultimately straining their romantic connection. A reliable source disclosed, “They will always be forever linked through their children, but the romantic love they once had has evolved into a platonic friendship, which unfortunately contributed to the strain on their relationship.”
Heartbreak from Fans
Fans of the couple expressed their sadness hearing the news of their separation. One person shared, “I always thought they were an incredible couple. It’s especially disheartening when long-term marriages, especially those with children, come to an end.” Others shared their own wisdom and experiences, with one person sharing, “You can still love someone but not be ‘in love.’ I’ve gone through cycles of being in and out of romantic love with my partner during our 30-year relationship. Each time, I find a way to rekindle the spark.” Another person added, “I just celebrated 45 years of marriage. It takes a lot of effort to stay with someone for that long; you have to choose your battles wisely. I feel for the younger generation trying to find true love in this swipe-left-or-right world.”
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