Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness shocked fans when they announced they were splitting after 27 years together.
While the split came as a huge surprise to many, it didn't take long for unnamed sources to jump forward to add context to why the two had decided to go their separate ways.
From Covid-19 lockdowns morphing them into "roommates" to others saying the writing had been on the wall for a while after Deb hadn't been seen at Hugh's rehearsals for The Music Man, speculation has been rife about what caused the two to split after such a long time.
Recently an insider spilled to US Weekly that the pair is planning on splitting their assets down the middle, and they were determined to go through the divorce proceedings as 'amicably as possible'.
Hugh and Deb in 'constant contact'
Now another source has told Page SIx that the pair are in 'constant contact' and speaking regularly as they navigate their split.
"He's spoken to Deb and they've seen each other," the source said. "They speak pretty regularly."
They went on the emphasise that the couple will remain friends.
"You just can't be married for 27 years, share two kids, and suddenly stop speaking," they said.
Earlier this week, Aussie entertainment guru Peter Ford said the rumours surrounding Hugh and Deb's split were not accurate.
Appearing on 6PR Breakfast with Millsy and Karl, he said the Jackmans always seemed like such a devoted couple, but that 27 years in a marriage - let alone a 'showbusiness' marriage' - is a long time.
"I've heard all the rumours, I don't buy into any of those," he said.
"27 years of marriage in a showbusiness marriage, that's a long time, that's like 186 years in real people's terms. It's not the most uncommon scenario for a couple in their 50s and 60s that once the kids are off their hands, they decide the glue that held this together isn't there anymore and we're going to go our separate paths," Ford explained.
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