The divorce of one of Hollywood’s longest-running couples became known last Friday. There is no hint of scandal in the official announcement of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. And insiders confirmed every now and then that the spouses separated a long time ago and amicably, they were just waiting for the children to come of age, so as not to bother with custody. But 27 years side by side still made their presence felt.
An insider told People that Hugh and Deborra-Lee are now literally “devastated” and are taking the breakup hard. Nevertheless, they did not want to get a divorce overnight. “They spent a lot of time and thought about everything. But they made this decision together. Now everyone goes their own way, but they will always be family. They will always be parents and best friends,” the source said. I’m glad that at least this divorce is avoiding dirty details, even from insiders. Isn’t this a sign that the couple really stands behind the general and banal phrases in their address?