Hugh Jackman's estranged wife Deborra-Lee Furness seen walking her dog ONE DAY after announcing shock split - as actor admits it's 'a difficult time' for the both of them

Hugh Jackman's estranged wife Deborra-Lee Furness was spotted out on Saturday just one day after announcing the end of their marriage after 27 years together.

The actress, 67, put on a casual display in a short-sleeved, red flannel worn over a long-sleeved white top and capri pants as she walked her dog through New York City.

She rocked a cream fedora and purple-tinted, round sunglasses to hide her face from the sun.

She sported a pair of black Celine platform sandals and continued to go without her wedding ring.

The Beautiful star looked to be in a better mood despite the split — which Hugh admitted to TMZ has been 'a difficult time' for the both of them.

Hugh Jackman's estranged wife Deborra-Lee Furness was spotted out on Saturday just one day after announcing the end of their marriage after 27 years together

Hugh Jackman's estranged wife Deborra-Lee Furness was spotted out on Saturday just one day after announcing the end of their marriage after 27 years together 

On Friday, Furness and her longtime husband issued a joint statement confirming their split.

She and the Wolverine actor announced that they would be filing a divorce after nearly three decades of marriage. 

'We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,' they said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE

'Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,' the couple explained as their reason for ending their marriage.

'Our family has been and always will be our highest priority,' the statement continued. 'We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness.'

They also added, 'We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives.'

The Australian couple share two adult children together — son Oscar, 23, and daughter Ava, 18.

Last April, the pair had celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary and Jackman had posted a gushing tribute to his wife on Instagram.

'I love you Deb. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. 27 years! I love you so much,' the actor wrote in his caption.

'Together we have created a beautiful family. And life. Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage, and loyalty is an incredible gift to me. I love you with all my heart,' he shared in the heartfelt post.

Casual: The 67-year-old actress put on a casual display in a short-sleeved, red flannel worn over a long-sleeved white top and capri pants as she walked her dog through New York City

Casual: The 67-year-old actress put on a casual display in a short-sleeved, red flannel worn over a long-sleeved white top and capri pants as she walked her dog through New York City 

The Beautiful star looked to be in a better mood despite the split — which Hugh admitted to TMZ has been 'a difficult time' for the both of them

The Beautiful star looked to be in a better mood despite the split — which Hugh admitted to TMZ has been 'a difficult time' for the both of them 

Shock split: On Friday, Furness and her longtime husband issued a joint statement confirming their split; seen in April

Shock split: On Friday, Furness and her longtime husband issued a joint statement confirming their split; seen in April

'Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,' the couple explained as their reason for ending their marriage; seen in 2017

'Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth,' the couple explained as their reason for ending their marriage; seen in 2017 

A few months before in February, Jackman revealed the secret to their long-lasting marriage while making an appearance on Smooth Radio. 

'I think honesty and intimacy and making time [are the secret to a long and happy marriage],' he said at the time. 'You can't just assume that things will just tick along okay. You have to make time.'

Jackman was also seen in public Saturday — the first time since the news of their separation.

The actor had already ditched his wedding ring, and he was spotted with a bare finger on his left hand. 

Jackman briefly spoke with paparazzi in the city and admitted he and his soon-to-be ex-wife are struggling with their split.

As he walked along a street he said, 'It's a difficult time,' but declined to discuss the breakup further.

Hugh Jackman's estranged wife Deborra-Lee Furness seen walking her dog ONE DAY after announcing shock split - as actor admits it's 'a difficult time' for the both of them