Hugh Jackman Seen in NYC After Announcing Split from Deborra-lee

From on-screen chemistry to lasting off-screen bond

by Nouman Rasool
Hugh Jackman Seen in NYC After Announcing Split from Deborra-lee
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A day after the shocking announcement of their amicable separation, the "Deadpool 3" actor, Hugh Jackman, was spotted taking a solitary walk in New York City. The 54-year-old actor, noticeably without his wedding band, sported dark attire and was captured holding what seemed like an iPad.

This appearance follows the couple's heartfelt statement after 27 years together: "Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth." For almost three decades, Jackman and Deborra-lee painted a picture of marital bliss, frequently seen by fans and the media at numerous high-profile events.

Just this year, the couple graced events such as the Met Gala in May and Wimbledon in July. On the occasion of their 27th wedding anniversary in April, the "Greatest Showman" lead took to Instagram, showering his wife with praise, emphasizing her spirit, generosity, and humor.

Jackmans' Romantic Beginnings

Their love story, one that many admirers deemed aspirational, began on the sets of the Australian TV series, "Corelli", back in 1995. They were smitten and decided to tie the knot in a heartwarming ceremony the following year, on April 11, 1996.

Their bond only grew stronger with the birth of their two children, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18. Hugh, who gained immense fame as Wolverine, once confided that one of the strengths of their relationship was its foundation, set firmly before he skyrocketed to stardom.

He mentioned, “One of the great pieces of fortune in my career started late, but Deb and I were already a team, madly in love, before it all began”. He accentuated that their unwavering priority was their family, providing a safety net for each other through highs and lows.

However, just days before their separation announcement, Deborra-lee, the 67-year-old actress, was seen in NYC, also without her wedding ring, fueling speculations. Both Hugh and Deborra-lee have stressed the importance of family in their transition, appealing for understanding and privacy.

As fans grapple with the news, it's evident that beneath the celebrity facade, the core of their relationship remains strong. Hugh once poignantly stated, “Underneath the surface, where it’s real and deep, that is the love I have with Deb”. While the future remains uncertain, their commitment to family and mutual respect continues to shine brightly.

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