In an unexpected turn of events, Deborra-Lee Furness, 67, has spoken out for the first time since the announcement of her separation from her husband, Hugh Jackman, after 27 years of marriage.

While Deborra-Lee and Hugh have chosen to keep the details of their split private, an accidental phone call by Australian radio presenters allowed Deborra-Lee to graciously address the news. In a heartfelt exchange, the hosts expressed their concern and support, acknowledging that they had unintentionally reached out to Deborra-Lee.

Despite the unexpected nature of the call, Deborra-Lee responded with appreciation, highlighting the kindness shown by the presenters. It’s clear that their friendship and well-wishing were genuinely welcomed during this difficult time.

The couple, who first met in 1995 on the set of an Australian TV show and got married a year later, shares two adopted children, Oscar and Ava. In the statement they shared with People magazine, Deborra-Lee and Hugh expressed their gratitude for the love they’ve shared throughout their 27-year marriage. They explained that their journey is now taking them in separate paths, as they focus on personal growth.

However, the bond between Deborra-Lee and Hugh remains strong, with their family remaining their top priority. They kindly asked for understanding and respect for their privacy during this transitional period, emphasizing the love and kindness with which they intend to navigate their new chapter.

As they embarked on this new phase, the couple signed off their statement, indicating that it would be the only public comment they would make regarding their separation.

Deborra-Lee and Hugh’s enduring love story has touched many hearts over the years. While change can be challenging, their friendly parting reminds us of the importance of growth and individual journeys. Their commitment to family and the love they have shared is a shining example for us all.