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Set to Reprise His Role in $1.5 Billion Franchise, Wolverine Hugh Jackman Makes Time for Fitness, Amidst Split With Wife of 27 Years

Published 09/25/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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Australian actor Hugh Jackman’s popularity skyrocketed after he starred as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. While fans liked him in the first two films, Jackman caught fans’ eyes as he improved his physique with each film. His insane fitness transformation for the solo Wolverine films blew away fans. Since then, most fans believe that no one other than the 54-year-old can do justice to the comic book character.

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So when Ryan Reynolds announced that Jackman would once again play Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool 3, fans went crazy. Marvel fans have been hyped for months to see Jackman reprise his role in the $1.5 billion franchise. However, earlier this month, the actor had some sad news for fans as he announced that he had split with his wife after 27 years of marriage. However, amidst this trying time, Jackman has found time for fitness.

Experiencing fitness and nature


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Earlier, the Wolverine actor posted a series of photographs and selfies on Instagram. In the caption, Jackman revealed he participated in one of the simplest forms of fitness, walking. “Sunday morning walk in the rain,” the Australian actor wrote in his caption. However, Jackman also enjoyed some beautiful scenery during his walk.

Hugh Jackman got to enjoy being in nature during his Sunday morning walk. The 54-year-old clicked selfies by a lake on the dirt trail, photographed a dead trunk covered with mushrooms, and even spotted a deer. Walking is a low-impact but effective fitness practice with multiple benefits. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger has written about the benefits of walking.


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While he built up his physique and put on muscle to film Deadpool 3, Jackman is taking it easy during this trying time. The Great Showman actor described his experience as being in “heaven (and muddy)!” After announcing their split, Jackman and Furness revealed the reason behind their decision.

The end of a nearly three-decade marriage


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After announcing their split, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness sat down with People for an exclusive interview. During the interview, the couple addressed their decision to part ways after nearly thirty years together. The parents of two children, Jackman and Furness, felt “devastated” after the split but said it wasn’t a “snap decision.”

In their exclusive statement to People, the husband and wife revealed why they decided to split. “Our journey now is shifting, and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,” the pair said. They also clarified that being at different points in their journeys was the sole reason for ending their 27-year-old marriage.


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While fans are hyped to see Jackman put on the Wolverine suit, the actor is going through an emotionally difficult phase of his life. Yet Hugh Jackman isn’t neglecting the things he loves doing.

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Sagnik Bagchi


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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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