Still going strong! Hugh JackmanHe and his wife. Deborra Lee Furness, haven’t let decades-long rumors about their relationship plague their marriage.
“I was single when I met her, and she was single. I was happy being single,” the Wolverine star told The Hollywood ReporterFebruary 2013. “I was out of a difficult relationship I’d had through drama school, and it was tumultuous and hard. I’d been living off 120 bucks a week as a student until I was 26.”
The Greatest ShowmanThe actor shared that his luck turned around when he and Furness met on the set in 1995. Corelli. They’d later marry in April 1996.
“When I met Deb, it was 10 times better than my single life. She was stunning. She was unbelievably fun — this energy, this spirit — irrepressible,” Jackman continued. “And she had a confidence in herself. I had a massive crush on her instantly.”
The X-Men star noted at the time that nearly 17-years into their marriage the speculation about his sexuality still “bugs” his wife.
Five months later, they appeared to have ended the rumor mill, while still sharing their sex lives in a joint interview.
“The sheets we go through,” Jackman told The SunIn July 2013, he revealed that he still wears his Wolverine costume to keep it kinky.
Furness quipped: “Oh my God, it’s dreadful! Always with the claws. I’m like, ‘Mix the salad. You can put them to good use, so get busy!’”
The BlessedExclusively told by actress who has Oscar and Ava, a Emmy winner’s son and daughter. Us WeeklyIn January 2020, Jackman and Jackman’s marriage remained strong thanks to their shared spirit.
“He makes me laugh. He’s hilarious,” Furness said at the time. “Not as funny as me, but he’s good. I give him all his best material!”
She noted that “love” is the key to their relationship, adding, “When you love someone, you want the best for them.”
Scroll down to see everything the duo has said about Jackman’s sexuality over the years — including why the rumors are “offensive” to them both: