Hugh Jackman leans on Hollywood star friend during 'gut-wrenching' split from Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman's friends are rallying around him after his split from his wife of 27 years.

Hugh Jackman's Hollywood mates are rallying around him after he split from his wife of 27 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, last week.

The 54-year-old actor has been spotted out and about with his Deadpool 3 co-star Ryan Reynolds, who has publicly shown his support for his friend online.

Hugh Jackman in a park wearing a Wrexham AFC cap
Hugh Jackman took a walk in a rainy park yesterday. Photo: Instagram/Hugh Jackman
Ryan Reynolds commenting on Hugh Jackman's Instagram
Ryan Reynolds has been supporting his Deadpool co-star through him split. Photo: Instagram/Hugh Jackman

In Hugh's most recent social media snap, he can be seen in a rainy park, wearing a cap with the Wrexham A.F.C. logo on it - the football club owned by Ryan and Rob McElhenney.

The Deadpool actor commented on the snap with three love heart emojis, with many fans commending the star for getting behind his Aussie actor friend.


"You're a good friend to HJ, Ryan!" one person commented.

"Friendship goalzz 😭😭❤️❤️ (sic)," another person said.

Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman around a table
Hugh was pictured in a kitchen eating alongside Ryan and Deadpool director, Shawn Levy, last week. Photo: Instagram/Shawn Levy
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Wrexham
Hugh also attended a Wrexham game in August with Ryan. Photo: Getty Images

Just last week, Hugh was pictured in a kitchen eating alongside Ryan and Deadpool director Shawn Levy, with the trio all smiling for the camera.

And in another show of unity, Hugh and Ryan were snapped together at Racecourse Ground in the UK, where Wrexham played Milton Keynes Dons on August 5th.

'Gut-wrenching' divorce process

It comes after an insider spilled to Us Weekly about the ‘gut-wrenching’ divorce process the pair have to go through, saying that they’re planning on ‘splitting their real estate down the middle’.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness at the MET Gala
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announced their separation over the weekend. Photo: Getty Images

“Their lives were so interwoven, so it’s an extremely tricky and gut-wrenching process dividing everything up and figuring out who gets what in terms of assets and finances,” the insider said.

When it comes to Hugh’s reported $180 million fortune, the insider claims: “That’s what they need to work out.

“The [divorce] filing will be formalized in due course, but before that happens, their aim is to come to an agreement. They’re determined to [do this] as amicably as possible.”

Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman on Zoom
Hugh and Deb are going through the process of splitting their assets. Photo: Getty Images

Aussie insider slams ‘stupid’ rumours

Last week, Australian entertainment journalist Peter Ford said he’s not buying into all the rumours.

Appearing on 6PR Breakfast with Millsy and Karl, he said the pair 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.

"Some of the stuff I read over the weekend is just too stupid, I keep reading this story where someone said 'the cracks were beginning to show when Deborra-Lee was never at rehearsals for The Music Man' — why would she be, she wasn't in it!"

Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness hugging
The couple had been together for 27 years before deciding to part ways. Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images)

Hugh speaks out

The couple said in their original statement that they would make no further comments on their split at this time.

However, while out and about in New York earlier this week, Hugh was cornered by a TMZ paparazzi, who quizzed the Wolverine star on 'what kind of individual growth he's pursuing next?'.

A clearly unimpressed Hugh responded: "It doesn't feel quite right talking about it on the street but I appreciate your thoughts man, thank you. It's a difficult time."

Hugh's appearance came amid reports that the star has been left ‘devastated’ by the breakdown of his marriage.

A source close to the Australian actor told Page Six the star is “very sad’ after the couple announced they were going their separate ways.

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