Hugh Jackman, best known for his role as Wolverine, celebrated his 55th birthday with a special guest, his estranged wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. The actor marked the occasion with a dinner at The Polo Bar in New York City.
This heartfelt night out occurred just under a month after the public learned about the couple’s decision to separate, following 27 years of marriage. Insiders have provided insights into how the evening unfolded.
According to a representative for the former couple, who spoke with Page Six, they were indeed together, and the dinner was described as “a lovely evening.” It appears that they are maintaining a strong connection despite their separation.
Another source revealed that the family was joined by “a few close friends” and that the entire group seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves, creating a happy and joyous atmosphere.
The day after his birthday celebration, Hugh took to social media to express his gratitude for the overwhelming well wishes he received. On Instagram, he shared a photo of himself raising a toast to the camera from inside the restaurant and wrote, “Thank you ALL for the birthday love!!! I’m reading your messages, seeing the special videos, and experiencing all the feels.”
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee’s Enduring Friendship Post-Separation
The warm and heartfelt gathering reflects that the bond between Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness remains strong despite their separation. Their enduring friendship and shared moments of celebration are a testament to the deep connection they’ve built over the years.
The couple announced their split in a joint statement Sept. 15.
“We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,” it read. “Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”
The statement continued, “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.”