The Division of Hugh and Deb's Assets Has Been a "Gut-Wrenching Process"

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The Division of Hugh and Deb's Assets Is "Tricky"Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman are one of 8,000 couples to split up this year, and their separation truly came out of nowhere considering they'd just celebrated their 27th year of marriage—and considering Hugh literally just gushed over Deb in a sweet Instagram.

The couple's statement pretty much said nothing about the why of it all, and simply indicated that they'd remain on good terms:

“We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth. 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.”

However, Us Weekly just spoke to a source who said that “Hugh and Deb just reached a point where they were more like best friends." The source added that "There was no drama or fighting — not that anyone is aware of, anyway.”

But despite them ending on good terms, the split is pretty complicated thanks to Hugh's massive $180 million net worth:

“Their lives were so interwoven, so it’s an extremely tricky and gut-wrenching process dividing everything up and figuring out who gets what in terms of assets and finances,” the source explained, adding “that’s what they need to work out. The [divorce] filing will be formalized in due course, but before that happens, their aim is to come to an agreement. They’re determined to [do this] as amicably as possible.”

The insider adds that Hugh is “fairly cut up and lost" and leaning on friends at the moment—including Ryan Reynolds, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban.

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