ABC News reported on Feb. 13 that Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman recently discussed rumors that he is gay. The Wolverine actor admitted the rumors about his sexuality bother him more than he has previously let on.
His wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, has a particularly rough time with the stories she often sees online. The 44 year old actor said, “Just recently, it bugs her,” he said. ”She goes, ‘It’s big. It’s everywhere!’ ”
Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of the “X-Men” films which made Jackman a household name, also denies the rumors. Here’s what she had to say on the subject:
“I have seen him with Deborra since the beginning of their trip to Hollywood, and I’ve been on five movie sets with him and have never seen him stray, have never seen him eye anyone,” Donner told THR. “I met him when he did ‘Oklahoma!’ [at London's Royal National Theatre in 1999]. He was genuine, hugely talented. He was in love with his wife that day and still is.”
The couple met while working on “Correlli,” a TV show set in a prison. Jackman says Furness, who is 13 years older than he is, remembers thinking that meeting her “was 10 times better than my single life.” He had an instant crush on the woman who would later become the mother of his two children.
The first time the pair was separated for more than two weeks was when Hugh began filming “Les Mis,” the film for which is nominated for an Academy Award.
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