Hugh Jackman’s Wife Deborra-Lee Furness Broke Silence on Rumors of Wolverine Star Being Gay: ‘He’s been gay so many years’

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Hugh Jackman is currently one of the biggest Hollywood stars. The actor had a great debut with the 2000 X-Men, and as he continued working in Hollywood, Jackman also made a name for himself in Broadway theatre. He made his Broadway debut in 2003 with The Boy from Oz. However, starring in this broadway made him the subject of false gay rumors. Jackman portrayed a gay singer-songwriter, Peter Allen, in The Boy from Oz. 

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Hugh Jackman in The Boy from Oz
Hugh Jackman in The Boy from Oz

As a part of the role, the Wolverine actor was required to kiss his male co-star on stage. The on-stage kiss with a male co-star came as surprise to his fans. Soon everyone was discussing if the X-Men star was actually gay. Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness broke the silence over the rumor during her appearance on Anh’s Brush with Fame.

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Deborra-Lee Furness Responds to Rumors that Hugh Jackman is Gay

During her appearance on Anh’s Brush with Fame Deborra-Lee Furness talked about her relationship with her husband, Hugh Jackman. On the show, the Australian actress also addressed the rumors about her husband being gay.

“He’s been gay so many years,” she laughed, joking, “I was gay too. Just so you know when I did Shame, I was gay. They were shocked when I got married,” she said.

She then called all the magazines spreading the rumor mean-spirited and said people need to realize it’s all made up.“I see these magazines. They’re so mean-spirited. So mean-spirited. I hope people don’t buy these magazines and realize it’s all made up,” the Correlli star said.

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Hugh Jackman with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness

In another statement regarding these rumors, she said, “If he was gay, he could be gay. He didn’t have to hide in the closet anymore.” Calling these rumors silly the Shame star said that if was gay “he’d be dating Brad Pitt or whatever.”

When she was asked how annoyed she was by the rumors, she explained it by saying, “It’s just wrong. It’s like someone saying to Elton John, he’s straight. I’m sure he’d be pissed. He’s not straight.”

Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman have been married for 26 years and have two children. The couple met on the set of Correlli and started dating soon. The Angel Baby star also mentioned that there was an instant attraction between them and they got married in 1996.

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Hugh Jackman Says There’s Nothing Shameful About Being Gay

Hugh Jackman has also addressed the rumor several times. The Real Steel star has said that he is not bothered by the rumors but his wife gets irritated and upset with them. He also said he would not have any issues admitting it if he was gay.

I don’t think – to me, it’s not the most interesting thing about a person anyway, but I do get frustrated for Deb, because I see Deb go, ‘Ah, this is crazy. On some level, it’s a compliment, you know, because it only happens when you’ve got to a certain point in your career,” Hugh Jackman said.

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He also refused to deny the rumors.” I’d be happy to go and deny being gay because I’m not. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn’t anything shameful,” he said.

After 2017 Logan, Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool 3. He is also starring in Florian Zeller’s upcoming film The Son.

The Son is set to release on 25 November 2022.

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