After 27 years of marriage, Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Farness have announced that they are divorcing.

In their announcement, Deborah Lee Farnes and Hugh Jackman announce that they have decided to go their separate ways, opening a new chapter in their lives with “gratitude, love and kindness.”

“We have been fortunate to share nearly three decades as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our journey is now changing and we have decided to separate in order to pursue our individual growth,” the two actors said in a statement published by People.

“Our family has been and always will be our first priority. We move into this next chapter with gratitude, love and kindness,” they note, even asking that their privacy be respected, as their family tries to navigate this “life-changing change for all of us.” . This, they conclude, is the only statement they will make on the matter.

Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Farnese married on April 11, 1996 and have been one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. They have two children, 23-year-old Oscar and 18-year-old Ava. They met in 1995, on the set of the Australian series “Corelli” in which they played and quickly fell in love.