Hugh Jackman divorced his wife after 27 years of marriage: why no one believed in the couple's romance and what caused the breakup
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, the "Wolverine" from X-Men, has announced his intention to divorce his lesser-known colleague Deborah Lee. The couple lived together for 27 years, although few people believed in their romance.
The actors met on the set of the detective series Correlli when he was 26 and she was 39. The ex-lovers fondly recall the years they spent together, People writes (to see the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).
According to the couple, each of them had new plans for their lives that did not coincide with their partner's intentions.
"We have lived together for almost 3 decades in a wonderful, loving marriage. Now our paths are diverging, and we have decided to separate in order to continue our individual growth. Our family has been and always will be our highest priority. We embark on this new chapter with gratitude, love and kindness. This is the only statement either of us will make," the 54-year-old actor and his 67-year-old ex-wife wrote.
It should be added that Deborra-Lee suffered several miscarriages during her marriage, after which she and Jackman adopted two children, a son, Oscar Maximilian, and a daughter, Ava Elliot. They are now 23 and 18 years old.
Due to the large age difference, few people believed in the longevity of the actors' romance. The "X-Men" star was called a man who "broke stereotypes," because fans expected to see at least a model next to a successful and athletic actor.
Interestingly, in the union of Jackman and Deborah Lee, it was the man who was the fan. Although he is considered a more successful artist now, at 26, almost no one knew about the young star, while the 39-year-old actress has already established a career. In an interview with Rosamakh, he admitted that he was a fan of his future wife.
Hugh Jackman believed that the secret of his strong marriage was the rule of not being apart for more than 2 weeks, so the couple visited each other even in other parts of the world.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about 5 couples who didn't care about gossip and judgment to be together. These men proved that they chose with their hearts, not relying on the opinions of others and stereotypes.