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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman's Sweetest Photos Through the Years

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman announced their divorce in September 2023 after 27 years of marriage. Look back at their relationship through photos

Jason Merritt/Getty Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness at the 2023 Oscars
Jason Merritt/Getty Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness at the 2023 Oscars

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman announced their divorce in September 2023 after 27 years of marriage.

"We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth," the parents of two told PEOPLE on Sept. 15 in an exclusive statement.

"Our family has been and always will be our highest priority. We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives."

Look back at their relationship through photos, from meeting cute in Australia to kissing at the Tonys.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman in a Throwback Photo

<p>Hugh Jackman/Twitter</p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman in a Throwback Photo

Hugh Jackman/Twitter

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman in a Throwback Photo

"Once upon a time..." Hugh captioned this adorable pic from their early days, posted to his Twitter account in 2015.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman at the Australian Film Industry Awards in 1997

<p>Patrick Riviere/Getty </p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman at the Australian Film Industry Awards in 1997

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman at the Australian Film Industry Awards in 1997

The couple had met just two years prior on the set of Australian TV show Correlli, and Jackman recalled falling for her almost immediately. They were married the next year and are pictured here attending an Australian awards show together.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman's Wedding

Hugh Jackman/Instagram Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman's Wedding
Hugh Jackman/Instagram Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman's Wedding

Over the course of their 27 years of marriage, the two have shared throwback photos from their wedding, where Deborra-lee wore a pearl choker and Hugh wore white tie.

"Being married to you Deb is as natural as breathing," Hugh wrote when sharing this photo on their 25th anniversary.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at a Pre-Oscars Party in 2002

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty </p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at a Pre-Oscars Party in 2002

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at a Pre-Oscars Party in 2002

“It gets better and better, I can honestly say that,” Hugh once told Ellen DeGeneres of the pair's marriage. “She’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2004 Tonys

<p>Gregory Pace/FilmMagic</p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2004 Tonys

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2004 Tonys

The two shared a smooch at the Tony Awards, where Hugh won best leading actor in a musical for The Boy from Oz.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2011 Oscars

<p>Jason Merritt/Getty</p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2011 Oscars

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2011 Oscars

Deborra-lee was at her husband's side giving him a smile as he walked the red carpet.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the Venice Film Festival in 2022

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the Venice Film Festival in 2022
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the Venice Film Festival in 2022

The two shared a smooch on the Venice red carpet (hey, that's amore) while promoting his film The Son.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman on the Beach

<p>Courtesy of Instagram/@thehughjackman</p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman on the Beach

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman on the Beach

The actor frequently posted loving tributes to his wife on his social media, including this post for their 26th anniversary. "Today I celebrate 26 years of marriage to my extraordinary wife. Every single day is filled with so much laughter, joy and backgammon!!!!" he captioned this one.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2023 Met Gala

<p>Jamie McCarthy/Getty</p> Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2023 Met Gala

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman at the 2023 Met Gala

In impeccably turned-out black tie as usual, the Jackmans attended the Met Gala (where the theme was a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld), their final red carpet as a couple.

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