Posted: 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hugh Jackman has a bigger battle on his hands than anything Wolverine has ever encountered — persistent rumors that he’s gay.
The hunky 44-year-old tells Australia’s 60 Minutes, “It’s just ridiculous.”
The actor, who has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 17 years, says, “It’s, to me, not the most interesting things about a person, anyway.”
His wife adds, “It’s stupid and it’s annoying because it’s not true!”
The rumors intensified about 10 years ago when Hugh played gay singer/songwriter Peter Allen on Broadway’s Boy From Oz.
The couple says if Hugh were gay he’d come out.