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Hugh Jackman on Rumors He’s Gay: It Bugs My Wife!

Hugh Jackman, 44, has been married for 17 years to Deborra-Lee Furness, 57. They appear to have a perfect marriage, except for the pesky rumors out there that he’s gay. Hugh seems to shrug off the gossip — after all, he knows the truth of how he feels — but it's something that understandably irks his wife.

"Just recently, it bugs her," Hugh told The Hollywood Reporter. "She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere [on the Internet]!"

For his part, Hugh said he's as in love with Deb he was in 1994 when they met on the set of Australian TV drama Corelli. "I was single when I met her, and she was single ... 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. Then, 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."

Hugh's X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner told THR, "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. I met him when he did Oklahoma!. He was genuine, hugely talented. He was in love with his wife that day and still is."

Isn't that exactly what we all want — a lifetime love story? So why do people question it? Because of the age difference? Because he's such a superstar people figure he must want to stray? Why can't everyone just be happy that a Hollywood couple can actually make it work?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

02.15.2013 / 01:54 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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