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Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

Wow! That does surprise me, not many break ups do, but theirs does.....I know they don't live in Hollywood, so that probably was very smart...27 years is a long time for most in show business...He seems like such a nice person...Hopefully it is amicable!

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!


@CANDLEQUEEN wrote:

Wow! That does surprise me, not many break ups do, but theirs does.....I know they don't live in Hollywood, so that probably was very smart...27 years is a long time for most in show business...He seems like such a nice person...Hopefully it is amicable!


 

@CANDLEQUEEN 

 

Now, that's a surprise break-up!  

 

I thought they lived in Australia, but I guess they must have a home in the U.S., as well.

 

I don't think living in "Hollywood" is the problem for most actors.  The problem is that being in any job in the entertainment industry is a very complicated life.  NOT a nine to five job, and careers can take you away from home for 3 to 6 months at a time. 

 

How do you keep a relationship going with long-ish trips as the norm?   Even if spouses aren't caring for small children, they don't want to spend that 3 to 6 months in a hotel room, killing time until the movie shoot is over.  Accompanying an actor spouse gets old real fast.    

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

That's very sad. I liked them as a couple and the fact he married an "older" woman. He is 54 and she is 67. 

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

This news has no "element of surprise" to me upon hearing as it has been speculated for MANY years that Hugh Jackman is either gay or bisexual and his wife was his 'beard'.  
Again, just rumored like so many other high profile male celebrities.

This is not to say this is the reason for the divorce, who knows.
I  DO  hope that it is handled amicably and the children are treated with extra care.  

 

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

Agree with @fitfuninformed not surprised at all. I am surprised they lasted this long, but of course everything is speculation

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

No such thing as privacy anymore.  I guess that is both a pro and a con.  After 27 years of marriage....I'm always sad that the couple doesn't work on getting it together.  If it is a  reason like s..ual preference then it is too bad that they stayed together for so long...neither would be experiencing a happy partnership.

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

That is too bad.  I like him--very talented.  Just hope he's not leaving for a 20 something!!

 

 

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

 

 

From People Magazine....

 

Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-lee are amicably ending their marriage.

 

The couple say in a statement exclusively shared with PEOPLE: "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."

 

The statement, signed “Deb and Hugh Jackman," concludes: "This is the sole statement either of us will make."

 

The Aussie pair, who share two kids, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18, have been married for 27 years.

 
 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 01: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness attend The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City.

JAMIE MCCARTHY/GETTY

 

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!

It's always sad when a marriage ends, but more so when it is one of many years duration. And even though their children are grown, fracturing a family is painful and difficult no matter when it occurs.

 

I don't know the reason or circumstance but I wish them and their family well.

 

 

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Re: Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborah divorcing after 27 years of Marriage!


@DSD2 wrote:

It's always sad when a marriage ends, but more so when it is one of many years duration. And even though their children are grown, fracturing a family is painful and difficult no matter when it occurs.

 

I don't know the reason or circumstance but I wish them and their family well.

 

 


 

@DSD2 

 

Divorce doesn't always "fracture" the family. 

 

Sometimes it's a huge improvement ... and a huge relief to everyone.