Hugh Jackman looks somber as he steps out with Ryan Reynolds in NYC – after shock split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness following 27-year marriage
Hugh Jackman looked somber as he spent time with good friend Ryan Reynolds in NYC on Monday – just days after his shock split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness was announced.
The Wolverine actor, 53, who was married to Furness, 67, for 27 years, was pensive as he chatted with his longtime pal and co-star Reynolds during a day of leisure.
Jackman wore a black jacket over a white tee, trousers and sneakers and sported a bushy beard.
Reynolds, who shares four children with wife Blake Lively – wore a black jacket, grey slacks and a baseball cap as he chatted with his friend.
Over the weekend, Jackman was spotted without his wedding ring and running errands around the city after announcing his split with his longtime partner.
Duo: Hugh Jackman looked somber as he spent time with good friend Ryan Reynolds in NYC on Monday – just days after his shock split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness was announced
Shock split: The Wolverine actor, 53, was married to Furness, 67, for 27 years and the pair share two children (pictured May 2023)
On Friday, Jackman and Furness — who have been married for 27 years — issued a joint statement confirming their split.
The pair announced that they would be filing a divorce after nearly three decades of marriage.
‘We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,’ they said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
‘Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,’ the couple explained as their reason for ending their marriage.
‘Our family has been and always will be our highest priority,’ the statement continued. ‘We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness.’
They also added, ‘We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives.’
The Australian couple share two adult children together — son Oscar, 23, and daughter Ava, 18.
Jackman briefly spoke with paparazzi on the street on Saturday and admitted he and his soon-to-be ex-wife are struggling with their split.
Casual: Jackman wore a black jacket over a white tee, trousers and sneakers and sported a bushy beard
Chat: Reynolds, who shares four children with wife Blake Lively – wore a black jacket, grey slacks and a baseball cap as he chatted with his friend
Lots to talk about: The pair looked deep in conversation as they walked
Joke: The pair shared a joke as they strolled in the city
Casual cool: Reynolds is a dad of four children with wife Blake Lively
Set for divorce: On Friday, Jackman and Furness issued a joint statement confirming their split (pictured 2017)
As he walked along a street, he divulged that ‘it’s a difficult time’ but declined to discuss the breakup further.
Last April, the pair had just celebrated their anniversary and Jackman had posted a gushing tribute to his wife on Instagram.
‘I love you Deb. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. 27 years! I love you so much,’ the actor wrote in his caption.
‘Together we have created a beautiful family. And life. Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage, and loyalty is an incredible gift to me. I love you with all my heart,’ he shared in the heartfelt post.