Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness, who shared 27 years of marriage, have decided to separate.

They first crossed paths back in 1995 while working on the Australian TV show "Correlli."

Both Jackman and Lee released a joint statement to explain their choice to part ways.

They stressed their dedication to their family and personal growth.

Despite a significant age gap, Jackman recalled it was love at first sight.

They tied the knot in 1996 when Lee was 40, and Jackman was 27.

Following miscarriages, they adopted their first child, Oscar, in 2000.

Later, in 2005, they welcomed a baby girl named Ava through adoption.

Hugh Jackman shared his heartfelt love and appreciation for their 27-year journey together.

he couple kindly requested privacy as they navigate this new phase in their lives.