In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the Les Miserables actor admits that his wife of almost 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, 57, is less than thrilled about all the chatter about Hugh’s sexuality – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
“Just recently, it bugs her,” the 44-year-old revealed about the gay rumors, blaming the internet, which his wife frequents more than he does.
“She goes: ‘It’s big. It’s everywhere!’”
Jackman, who tied the knot to Furness, 13 years his senior, in 1996, opens up about how he fell in love with her.
“I was single when I met her, and she was single,” he explains. “I was happy being 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.
“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.”
And his X-Men producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, also attests to their love.
“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,” Donner tells THR. “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.”
For more on Hugh Jackman, pick up the latest issue of the The Hollywood Reporter.