Gorgeous dad Hugh Jackman, 40, has been dogged for years by rumors that he’s in the closet. He’s been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 12 years and they live in Sydney, Australia with their two children, Oscar Maximillian, 8, and Ava Eliot, 3. Their son and daughter were adopted after Furness suffered two miscarriages. Both Jackman and Furness have been open about the romance in their relationship and have made hints about their racy sex life, but it’s still not enough to convince some people, who might be more influenced by Jackman’s rugged good looks than the length of his marriage.
Jackman is People Magazine’s sexiest man alive this year and in his accompanying interview he says that the rumor that he plays for the other team understandably bothers his wife. He even describes a scenario in which she overheard other women gossiping about it in the bathroom:
The actor, who was this week named the sexiest man alive by People magazine, said wife Deborra-Lee Furness often has to assure people that her husband is straight.
“She said the most infuriating times would be in the bathroom because all she’d hear is: ‘Is he or isn’t he gay?’ ‘I don’t know, he’s married’. ‘Oh, who cares? I’m sure he’s gay’,” he told People.
“She used to call out from the stall: ‘He’s not gay. I’m telling you he’s not.’ And there would be silence until someone said: ‘I think that’s his wife.’”
[From Digital Spy]
Jackman’s wife is not a standard beauty and while it’s unfair that could be part of the reason that rumor gets perpetuated. I really don’t think he’s gay at all and would be more inclined to believe that he’s fooling around. He was looking pretty flirty with Kristen Chenoweth at an event this month and he seemed more than happy to put his arm around co-star Nicole Kidman on the red carpet. I definitely get the vibe that he likes women.
Jackman is shown with Kristen Chenoweth and Catherine Zeta Jones at “A Fine Romance” to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund in LA on 11/8/08. Credit: WENN. He is shown with his wife and with Nicole Kidman at the Sydney premiere of Australia on 11/18/08. Credit: WENN. They are also shown at the launch of adoption week in Australia on 11/16/08. Credit: Fame