Hugh Jackman and Wife Shoot Down Gay Rumors Once Again

Actor says that he and his wife find such talk frustrating

By Lily Harrison Jul 01, 2013 9:45 PMTags
Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, AvaFreddie Baez/

Hugh Jackman has had enough.

In an interview with Australia's 60 Minutes, the actor and his wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, confessed that he's sick and tired of the rumors that he's gay.

The actor, who has been dogged by accusations for much of his career, explained how he wished people would stop questioning his sexuality.

"It's, to me, not the most interesting things about a person, anyway," he said. "I do get frustrated for Deb, cause I see Deb go, "Ah, this is just crazy!"

His wife, however, has a bit more visceral reaction to the rumors, calling it "offensive."

"If he was gay, fine, he would say he's gay," she told the television show. "It's annoying because it's not true."

This isn't the first time that the A-list actor has touched upon the topic.

Earlier this year, the actor told The Hollywood Reporter that speculation "bugs" his wife and that she has a difficult time pushing the homosexuality rumors aside.

His X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner defended the actor's marriage.

"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," she said.

"I met him when he did Oklahoma! [at London's Royal National Theatre in 1999]. He was genuine, hugely talented. He was in love with his wife that day and still is."

Jackman initially sat down with the Aussie show to promote his upcoming flick, The Wolverine.

The film's latest movie poster was released over the weekend and is pretty clear evidence that Jackman is more than a pretty singing voice—he's also got a super-ripped bod.

E! has learned that Jackman will be returning as Wolverine for X-Men: Days of Future Past along with Halle Berry and franchise alumns Ian McKellenPatrick StewartShawn AshmoreAnna Paquin and Ellen Page.

They join First Class stars Jennifer LawrenceNicholas HoultMichael Fassbender and James McAvoy, making what director Bryan Singer has dubbed the "biggest" X-Men film yet.