Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee have decided to divorce after 27 years together.
«We have been fortunate to live almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a beautiful, loving marriage. Our path is now changing and we have decided to separate to continue our individual growth,» the couple said in a statement released by PEOPLE.
«Our family has been and always will be our top priority. We embark on this next chapter of our lives with gratitude, love and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding and respect for our privacy as our family goes through this time of transition.»
The statement, signed by «Deb and Hugh Jackman,» noted: «This is the only statement either of us can make».
The Australian couple, who have two children, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18, have been together for 27 years.