The gay rumors surrounding Hugh Jackman are so rampant, you’d think he was riding shirtless in a Gay Pride Parade float.
But the Les Miserables star is finally addressing them in a cover story in the Hollywood Reporter.
The Aussie says the speculation “bugs” his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. “She goes: It’s big. It’s everywhere!” he says.
The 44-year-old then gushes about his wife of 17 years saying, “When I met Deb, it was 10 times better than my single life. She was very beautiful. She was unbelievably fun — this energy, this spirit — irrepressible. And she had a confidence in herself. I had a massive crush on her instantly.”
He explains the attraction, “She was sort of the opposite of me. I was very ‘Even Steven,’ and she was thrilling to me. I was always really attracted to that — though at one point, as it was getting really serious, it terrified me.”
X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner also dismissed the gay gossip saying, “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.”