In a surprising turn of events, Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman and his wife have announced their separation after 27 years of marriage.
The news has left fans and the entertainment industry stunned, as the couple has always been considered one of Hollywood's most enduring pairs.
The couple shares two children, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18. Family has always been the cornerstone of their relationship.
"As we embark on this new chapter in our lives, we do so with gratitude, love, and kindness," the couple jointly stated according to People, emphasizing that their family will continue to be their highest priority.
Understanding the public's interest in their personal lives, especially given their high-profile status, the couple has made a plea for privacy.
"We would genuinely appreciate your understanding and respect for our need for privacy at this time, so our family can navigate through the changes affecting us all," they said.
No further comments
The couple made it clear that they would not be making any more public statements regarding their separation.
"This will be our only comment on this private matter," they concluded.