16th September 2023 – (New York) The 54-year-old Logan actor and the 67-year-old Correlli actress tied the knot in 1996 and have two children together, Ava and Oscar.
In a joint statement, the couple confirmed their separation, expressing gratitude for the nearly three decades they spent together in a loving marriage. They explained that their journey is now taking a different direction as they choose to pursue individual growth.
The statement emphasised that their family will remain their top priority, and they approach this new chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. They kindly requested privacy as they navigate this transition in their lives.
The message, shared with People Magazine, concluded by stating that this is the only statement they will be making regarding their divorce.
Hugh and Deborra-Lee first crossed paths on the set of Correlli in 1995 and quickly developed a deep connection. The Wolverine actor proposed just a few months later, and they exchanged vows in April 1996 in Australia. They later adopted their two children, Oscar and Ava.
During an interview on the Sunday Today Show in 2018, Hugh opened up about their relationship, revealing that he knew within two weeks of meeting Deborra-Lee that they would spend the rest of their lives together. He emphasized the importance of truly seeing and being seen by your life partner, which they had from the beginning.
Hugh had previously praised their marriage on the Ellen DeGeneres show, describing their bond as growing stronger with time. He expressed deep gratitude for meeting Deborra-Lee before experiencing any major career success and highlighted how they have always supported each other both on and off-screen.