Hugh Jackman’s Wife Deborra-Lee Mocks Rumors About His Sexuality

Hugh Jackman Wife Deborra Lee Furness Mocks Rumors About His Sexuality

Hugh Jackman & Deborra Lee Furness at 2018 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film Honouring Hugh Jackman.
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Laugh it off. After more than two decades of marriage Deborra Lee FurnessShe spoke out about how she ignored rumors about her relationship to Hugh Jackman.

“Hugh’s been gay for whatever, I mean, hello guys – if he was gay, he could be gay!” Furness, 66, joked during the “Not an Overnight Success” podcast on Sunday, April 17, referring to the speculation about her husband’s sexuality.

The actress added, “He didn’t have to hide in the closet anymore, and he’d be dating Brad PittOr whatever. Not that Brad’s gay, but you know what I’m saying!”

Furness’ comments come shortly after the couple celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. Jackman, 53 years old, took to social media earlier in the month to share his love for his wife on their special day.

“Today I celebrate 26 years of marriage to my extraordinary wife. Every day is filled full of laughter, joy, and backgammon Deb, you brighten my day. I love you with all my heart!” the Les Misérablesstar wrote alongside an Instagram picture of the couple snuggling on the beach.

Jackman and Furness met at the Australian TV Series’ set Correlli1995. They were married in 1995. A year later, Oscar, 21, and Ava, 16, adopted Oscar.

The COVID-19 pandemic is amidst which the Greatest Showman star noted that being under lockdown allowed for him to grow “closer” to Furness. “Literally, my wife is dancing behind the camera as we speak,” Jackman told AdditionalMarch 2020. “We were just saying the other day — we have never spent this much time together. But having this time without either of us working, being with the family … we’ve had this opportunity to be together, and the results are in: closer.”

The Fire alum, for her part, also discussed her “amazing connection” with her husband. “I feel blessed that I experienced that I feel like I met my soulmate, whatever that is,” Furness said on Anh’s Brush With Fame in October 2020.

She continued: “When you find a partner in crime that you share and you grow together — and life is tough, as we know it, it’s not all good — and when you have someone there that is so supportive…you can really stand buck naked. You must. When you’ve got kids and life and whatever, you stand there buck naked, authentic, warts and all, this is who it is, and you’re loved, there’s nothing better.”

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