30 September 2020 16:37
Hugh Jackman's wife has addressed long-standing rumours her husband is gay in a new interview. Deborra-Lee Furness, who married The Greatest Showman actor in 1996, made the comments while speaking on the Anh's Brush With Fame TV series in Australia yesterday. And she didn't mince her words while shutting the claims down. "I see these magazines, and they're so mean-spirited," she said. "So I hope people don't buy these magazines and realise it's all made up." Asked directly if Hugh is gay, Deborah, also an actor, laughed and said: "He's been gay so many years!
You know when I did Shame? There was shock when I got married." Furness was referring to her 1988 film Shame, in which she plays an avenging motorcyclist. The 64-year-old continued: "It's just wrong. It's like someone saying to Elton John he's straight. I'm sure he'd be pissed.
Speaking out to celebrate their 24-year wedding anniversary earlier this year, Jackman said on Instagram: "These 24 years have been the best of my life! And, as far as I can see, we keep getting better. I love you Debs with every fiber of my soul. Happy anniversary. [sic]" ES Insider Newsletter The hottest luxury and A List news Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive updates on cool openings and celebrity lifestyle news every week, by email Update newsletter preferences Actor Deborra Lee-Furness has addressed rumours about her husband Hugh Jackman's sexuality, calling them "just wrong" in a new candid interview. Speaking on the ABC show Anh's Brush with Fame, Furness opened up about comments she is "sick" of getting about her marriage to the X-Men star. When asked if she's "sick" of hearing that she's "lucky to be married to Hugh", she responded, "People don't realise it's actually rude to say that." The pair have been married for 24 years and share two adopted children, Oscar and Ava. She also addressed speculation that both she and Jackman are "gay", saying, "He's been gay so many years. "You know when I did 'Shame'? I was gay. They were shocked when I got married," she continued. "It's just wrong. It's like someone saying to Elton John, 'He's straight.' I'm sure he'd be pissed," Furness said. Jackman recently opened up about his marriage to Furness, saying to People that they regularly "reset" their relationship. He said, "We're always learning and humans change so you have to, even though we've been together 25 years, you gotta reset all the time." "I'm always reeling in how funny she is and how amazing she is and how smart she is. The longer it goes on the better it gets," he said. The pair first met on the set of Correlli, which was Jackman's "first job out of drama school." He recalled the moment on The Jess Cagle Interview, explaining that he eventually realised he had "a crush on my leading lady" - which led Jackman to avoid her initially, but then later admit that he had feelings for her when she confronted him. "She goes, 'Oh? Because I've got a crush on you too.' I never in a million years thought she reciprocated," he continued. Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism. Wolverine star Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness has now responded to rumours of her husband being gay. Deborra expressed how the comments are 'pure mean' on the Australian chat show Anh's Brush With Fame. Read on to know the whole story: Also Read: Ryan Reynolds Is Trolling Hugh Jackman Again, This Time About His Recent Coffee Advert Hugh and Deborra speak about the rumours Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee have been married for 24 years now and have two children. Deborra spoke about the rumours that have been doing rounds for a long time about Jackman being gay. The two made an appearance at the Australian chat show, Anh's Brush With Fame. Furness expressed her irritation over the rumours as she said they are very mean-spirited. She said that they are all made up and that is wrong and that they have been going on for 'too long'. Deborra mentioned how people also thought she was gay at the time she did Shame and were shocked to see her get married. Also Read: Hugh Jackman Competes With Mark Ruffalo At Emmys, Says He Could Replace Ryan Reynolds Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness' Marriage Hugh Jackman had earlier mentioned that he thinks the rumours were influenced by his performance in The Boy from Oz as Peter Allen, who by the end of the Broadway, was found out to be gay. In a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hugh had mentioned how the rumours upset his wife sometimes. In 2018, he mentioned in conversation with a US radio station that the rumours don't really bother him. The two met on the sets of their Australian TV show, Correlli in 1995 and got married within a year. They have two children, 20-year-old son Oscar and 15-year-old daughter Ava. When asked about their marriage, in the interview, Deborra said that she feels lucky to be married to The Greatest Showman star. Talking about their first meet, Hugh Jackman said that they connected right away and it felt like a blessing to experience something like that. 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