Hugh Jackman’s estranged wife Deborra-Lee Furness has broken her silence following the news of the pair’s split.
Jackman and Furness married in 1996 after meeting on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli.
The news of the split came as a shock to fans after their twenty-seven-year marriage, but now Furness has broken her silence.
Jackman is best known for his work in the X-Men movies, where he played a starring role as the iconic Wolverine.
The Sydney native is also a talented singer, a skill which he has shown off in his role in big budget musical movies such as The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables. He was even nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the latter, but missed out to Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.
Furness also works as an actor, with roles in works such as Shame, Jindabyne an d Waiting.
“We have been blessed to share almost three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,” the statement announcing their divorce read.
“Our journey now is shifting, and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”
Furness has spoken out for the first time since the news of the split.
Australian radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Henderson of The Kyle & Jackie O Show were running a segment when they accidentally cold called Furness.
“We have actually called you by mistake, it’s ridiculous,” Sandilands said, per Page Six.
“We didn’t mean to actually call you. But now you’re here, we won’t go into it. We love you, we hope you’re well.”
“Thank you guys, I really appreciate it. You’re really sweet,” Furness responded, seemingly unbothered by the pair’s intrusion.
“I just feel it’s too soon,” Sandilands continued. “I don’t want to get involved in anything. But we love you, and you ring us when you want to chat.”
Furness shared her appreciation and then hung up.
It comes after Jackman was approached by a cameraman on the street in New York City.
“I don’t feel quite right talking about it on the street,” Jackman said. “But I appreciate your thoughts, man.”