In a recent outing in New York City, Hugh Jackman opened up about his split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness, calling it a “difficult time.” The actor was approached by paparazzi who asked him about the separation, to which he responded with a candid acknowledgment of the challenges he is facing. It’s never easy to go through a breakup, especially after being together for 27 years.
Hugh, who was dressed casually in a dark gray t-shirt and black jeans, also addressed questions about his upcoming movie, Deadpool 3. Due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, the release date remains uncertain. He mentioned that they can’t proceed until they get back to work, highlighting the impact the strike is having on the film industry.
The news of Hugh and Deborra-Lee’s separation came as a surprise to many, but according to insiders, it was not unexpected for those close to the couple. Friends and family were reportedly aware of the troubles in their marriage even before Hugh’s return to Broadway for his role in The Music Man in February 2022.
Rumors suggest that Deborra-Lee’s absence during rehearsals and her alleged sleepy behavior may have contributed to the strain in their relationship. However, sources have denied any involvement of a third party and emphasized that they had simply become “roommates.”
In their joint statement, Hugh and Deborra-Lee expressed gratitude, love, and kindness as they embark on this new chapter, focusing on their family’s well-being. They are committed to navigating this transition with respect and privacy.
Breakups are always challenging, especially when they involve long-term partnerships. It’s understandable that Hugh Jackman is finding this time difficult. As fans and well-wishers, we should respect their privacy and offer support during this challenging period.