In the wake of Hugh Jackman's recent separation from Deborra-Lee Furness, his long-time friend Ryan Reynolds has reportedly been a pillar of support, encouraging Jackman to re-enter the dating scene. Sources close to the situation have revealed that Reynolds, known for his playful demeanor and close friendship with Jackman, is keen on helping his friend find happiness again post-divorce.
The couple's split came as a surprise to many, ending nearly three decades of marriage. In a joint statement released to People magazine, Jackman and Furness expressed their gratitude for their years together and their commitment to their family.
"We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage," they stated, emphasizing their ongoing dedication to their children and family life. "Our family has been and always will be our highest priority," they affirmed.
An insider disclosed to the National Enquirer that Reynolds has unwavering support for Jackman throughout the divorce proceedings. "Ryan has been there every step of the way with Hugh as he goes through his divorce from Deborra-Lee Furness," the source shared.
This support reportedly includes Reynolds' suggestion of setting up Jackman on some "low-key dates."
Reynolds: The Matchmaker
Reynolds, known for his successful acting career and charismatic personality, seems to be taking a lighthearted approach to his matchmaking role.
"He enjoys playing matchmaker," the source added, hinting at Reynolds' extensive network and social connections. "He knows Hugh well and knows what will make him happy. Plus, Ryan has everyone's phone number!" they joked. Jackman and Furness, who wed in 1996, have been a prominent couple in the entertainment industry, often praised for their enduring relationship in the spotlight.
Their decision to separate, while amicable, marks the end of a significant chapter in their lives and Hollywood relationships. As Jackman navigates this new phase, it appears he won't be alone, with Reynolds ready to lend a helping hand and perhaps a dash of humor to the process.
Their friendship, enduring through personal and professional highs and lows, continues to be a testament to the strong bonds formed in Hollywood.