Deborra-Lee Furness answers rumors her husband Hugh Jackman is ‘gay’

Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness addresses long-standing rumors her husband is ‘gay’ – before revealing how she copes with watching his sex scenes in theaters

Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness gave a lighthearted response to the long-standing rumor that her husband is ‘gay’ during a podcast interview this week.

The 66-year-old, who has been married to the 53-year-old actor, since 1996, described the baseless rumors as “quite ridiculous” but said it was one of many that had been circulating about the A-list couple since they catapulted to global fame. .

Speaking on the Not an Overnight Success podcast, Deborra-Lee said: ‘I mean hello guys – if he’s gay, he can be gay!

Response: Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness gives lighthearted response to persistent rumors that her husband is 'gay' during this week's podcast interview

Response: Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness gives lighthearted response to persistent rumors that her husband is ‘gay’ during this week’s podcast interview

“He doesn’t have to hide in the closet anymore, and he’s going out with Brad Pitt or whatever. Not that Brad is gay, but you know what I’m saying!’

He continued: ‘It’s so ridiculous, and then people perpetuate ridiculous things and it’s boring.’

Elsewhere in the interview, host Gus Worland asked the Australian actress how the couple reacted to watching another star in an intimate moment on screen.

‘How does it feel when you do a love scene in a movie, and Jacko watches and vice versa?’ He asked.

‘That’s weird – I guess because I’ve done it so many times before, it’s not very romantic,’ he said of himself. ‘You have a glow in your face, you have to hit the mark and so it’s not very sexy.’

But while watching her husband, she added: “When I sit in the theater watching – especially if I’m with the kids – I feel a little uncomfortable.

‘But also, a lot of times I’m good friends with the actress she goes on a date with when we’re making movies, we all know each other.

Love story: The couple met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli in 1995

Love story: The couple met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli in 1995

‘Sometimes it’s weird to see it, and I think the kids are like, “Ahh!” [Oscar, their son] don’t want to watch.’

He sweetly concluded:'[But] when you’re in a relationship, it’s just bullshit, you know? It’s all feathers.’

The couple met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli in 1995. They married just 11 months later on April 11, 1996.

After moving to the US in the early 2000s, they adopted two children – son Oscar, now 20, and daughter Ava, now 15.

The happy couple celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary earlier this month.

Married: The couple married just 11 months after meeting on April 11, 1996

Married: The couple married just 11 months after meeting on April 11, 1996

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