Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness shocked fans around the world after announcing the end of their 27-year marriage with a statement revealing they have “decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”
Since then, the pair have remained silent on why they decided to go their separate ways – with rumours circulating they “grew apart” during lockdown and it was “a long time coming”.
While at this point fans could be waiting for either party to speak out about their split, Yahoo Lifestyle understands neither of them plan to ever discuss their split further than the polite statement they shared breaking the news.
'This is their life, not a soap opera'
A source close to the couple said on Thursday:
“Hugh and Deborah still hold too much love and respect for each other to ever start publicly detailing the breakdown of their marriage. They will never engage with or fuel tabloid speculation - this is their life, not a soap opera."
This comes off the back of a source previously speaking to Page Six about the couple's split, stating they were still in 'constant contact'.
"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.
Last week, Aussie entertainment guru Peter Ford told 6PR Breakfast with Millsy and Karl, that while the Jackmans always seemed like such a devoted couple, 27 years in a marriage - let alone a 'show business' marriage' - is 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 them together isn't there anymore and we're going to go our separate paths," Ford explained.
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