Is Hugh Jackman Gay? His Wife Rolls Her Eyes When Asked Question

Tuesday September 29, 2020

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness   (Source:Associated Press)

There have been rumors that Hugh Jackman is gay for decades now, and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness is tired of them, the Daily Mail reports.

Interviewed this week by comedian Anh Do on his Australian "Anh's Brush With Fame," she rolled her eyes when asked about the rumors. On the show, he interviews a celebrity while painting a portrait of them.

"I see these magazines and they're so mean-spirited... I hope people realize it's all made up," she said.

"[Hugh's] been gay for so many years, I was gay too when I did [the 1988 film] 'Shame.' They were shocked when I got married," she continued. She then referenced a celebrity equivalency in dealing with straight/gay questions.

"It's just wrong. It's like someone saying to Elton John, 'Oh he's straight.' I'm sure he'd be pissed!" she said.

Jackman, 51, and Furness, 64, met on the set of the Australian TV series, "Correlli," back in 1995. They have two adopted children, Oscar, 19, and Ava, 15.

Furness "revealed there was an 'instant attraction' between them, and said they confessed their feelings for each other in Hugh's kitchen one night and have been together ever since," writes the Daily Mail.

Jackman believes the rumors started in 2003 when he was playing out 1970s pop star Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz" and kissed his co-star on stage.

"I was literally just locking lips... I started to laugh so hard," Hugh recalled of having to kiss his co-star on stage and the audience misread his body language.

"So I stay kissing him, because I thought, 'I'm just going to laugh. I'm going to stay here until it subsides,' and it never subsided and the whole audience could see my body shaking, so they started."

The couple have addressed Jackman's sexuality in the past. In 2011 Furness told Page Six: "The line I heard was, 'Wolverine? Who would have thought?' Hugh and I don't pay much heed [to that].

"It's kind of tragic that these people have nothing better to do than to gossip about people they don't know," she added.

In 2013 he addressed the gay rumors in a Hollywood Reporter interview, saying how was they were beginning to bother his wife.

"Jackman admits rumors about his sexuality have taken a greater toll than previously acknowledged, especially on his wife. 'Just recently, it bugs her,' he says, blaming the Internet, which she frequents more than he does. (Jackman largely sticks to cricket sites and The Economist.) 'She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'"

His "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner "shrugs off the gossip," the THR continued.

"I have seen him with Deborra since the beginning of their trip to Hollywood, and I've been on five movie sets with him and have never seen him stray, have never seen him eye anyone," she said. "I met him when he did 'Oklahoma!' [at London's Royal National Theatre in 1999]. He was genuine, hugely talented. He was in love with his wife that day and still is."

He then addressed the rumors in an interview with The Metro in 2018 with the release of his mega-hit "The Greatest Showman."

"Some dudes do get upset, some dudes say, 'Don't say I'm gay' [but] I am good," he said.

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