Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness addresses longtime rumors her husband is ‘gay’ – before revealing how she copes watching his sex scenes in the cinema
Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness gave a light-hearted response to the longtime rumors that her husband is ‘gay’ during a podcast interview this week.
The 66-year-old, who has been married to the actor, 53, since 1996, described the baseless rumor as ‘so silly’ but said it’s one of many that has circulated 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 was gay, he could be gay!
Response: Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness gave a light-hearted response to the persistent rumor that her husband is ‘gay’ during a podcast interview this week
‘He didn’t have to hide in the closet anymore, and he’d be dating Brad Pitt, or whatever. Not that Brad’s gay, but you know what I’m saying!’
She continued: ‘It’s so silly, and then people perpetuate silly things and it’s boring.’
Elsewhere in the interview, host Gus Worland asked the Australian actress how the pair react when watching the other star in intimate on-screen moments.
Speaking out: The 66-year-old, who has been married to the Hollywood actor, 53, since 1996, said the rumor was ‘so silly’, but added that it’s one of many that has circulated about the A-list pair since they catapulted to global fame
‘What’s it like when you’re doing a love scene in the movie, and Jacko’s watching and vice-versa?’ he asked.
‘It’s so weird – I suppose because I’ve done it so many times before, it’s not really romantic,’ she said of herself. ‘You’ve got the light in your face, you’ve got to hit a mark and so it’s not really sexy.’
But when it comes to watching her husband, she added: ‘When I’m sitting in the theater watching – especially if I’m with the kids – I feel a little uncomfortable.
‘But also, a lot of the times I’m very good friends with the actress he’s making out with as we’re making a film, we all get to know each other.
Love story: The couple put on the set of Australian TV show Correlli in 1995
‘Sometimes its weird seeing it, and I think the kids are like, “Ahh!” [Oscar, their son] doesn’t want to watch.’
She sweetly concluded: ‘[But] when you’re in a relationship, that’s just all fluff, you know? It’s all fluff.’
The couple put on the set of Australian TV show Correlli in 1995. They tied the knot 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 tied the knot just 11 months after meeting on April 11, 1996