Rumors have been circulating for years that Hugh Jackman is gay and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness has definitely denied the tabloids.
As far as we are concerned, a person’s sexuality is exclusively personal and to be managed as it sees fit, but uncontrolled gossip is often unleashed around famous people. One of them is Hugh Jackman, on which alleged homosexuality the tabloid newspapers have been unleashed for years. To the point that his wife, the actress, had to intervene to deny the rumors Deborra-Lee Furness, who in a recent statement said:
“I see these petty magazines … I hope people realize that they are all inventions. According to them Hugh has been gay for so many years and I was gay too when I made the movie Shame (a 1988 Australian film in which she played a feminist defending a girl who was the victim of gang rape, ed.). They were shocked when I got married. This is just wrong. It’s like someone is saying “oh he’s straight” about Elton John. I’m sure he would be pissed! “.
During a recent appearance on a TV show, Furness she again addressed the subject of her marriage and of people continually telling her how lucky she is to be married to him for 24 years. The actress, who is 13 years older than Jackman (even this is not forgiven, while if it were the opposite no one would have anything to say) and the actor met in 1995 on the set of the Australian television series Correlli, they married the following year and adopted two children. They have been together, therefore, long before Hugh Jackman came to America and became one of the most popular actors. In fact, she was much more famous than him at the time.
In 2013, Jackman himself had said how much these rumors disturbed his wife, but otherwise, to this day, they have always ignored gossip and are one of the most enduring couples in show business.