Hugh Jackman’ s wife dismisses the gay rumors surrounding his husband. Deborra-Lee Furness considers the latest claims that Hugh is gay as “tragic”.
The Australian actress married Jackman in 1996 and had to put up over the years with both mental and even physical battle with her husband’s fans. She told Page Six Magazine that she recalls having to actually fight against almost being pummeled by the excited fans trying to reach the actor. “Literally, they will push you out of the way”, she added.
Jackman, 43, and Furness, 56, have been married for 15 years. The age difference as well as Deborra’ s curves have been over the years topics of gossip as well. Even though older than her husband, Furness thinks he is more mature than her and helps balance her personality. “And heaven forbid I have a human experience and carry a little weight”, she added smiling.
On the other end, the X-Men star, who is currently performing on a one man show in New York on Broadway, had to face rumors of being gay and keeping his marriage going only as means to hide that from the public. Deborra was quick to dismiss the accusation which she considered offensive and unfounded. The feeling that people can’t find something better to do than speculate on the life style of individuals they know nothing about is, in her opinion, pretty much tragic.
The couple has two children, Oscar, a boy of 11, and a girl Ava, 6 years old. Even though they planned on having one biological child and adopting a second, in the end they had to adopt both kids. “I can’t bear to think of a child not being cared for. I tell my own children it was their destiny to come to us”, Derorra told British GQ.