Hugh Jackman’s Wife Says He’s Not Gay

November 30th, 2011 // 44 Comments

“Alright, Hugh, I look like Jack Nicholson. Can we make love now?”
“I’m thinkin’ about it.”

In a move that will surely put this issue to rest, Deborra-Lee Furness is shooting down rumors that Hugh Jackman is gay by talking about how she married him because he does the dishes. Via RadarOnline:

“The line I heard was, ‘Wolverine? Who would have thought?’” Furness, 56, told the New York Post’s Page Six Magazine. “Hugh and I don’t pay much heed [to the rumors].”
Jackman’s wife of 15 years said she can only shake her head at the voracious Hollywood rumor mill, calling it “kind of tragic that these people have nothing better to do than to gossip about people they don’t know.”
She also addressed the 13-year age difference between the couple and the criticism she receives for her weight, claiming: “Hugh is much more mature than me, so we balance each other out. And heaven forbid I have a human experience and carry a little weight.”
Furness shares that she and Jackman met in Melbourne in 1991, where she was a well known actress at the time. She also shares that she took him home for dinner and after he did the dishes without being asked, her mother said, “marry him!”

I want to point out that both of their children are adopted and therefore not the product of sexual intercourse, but that would be kind of a dick move considering a.) Deborra-Lee Furness might have actually had several miscarriages and b.) she talks very sincerely about the importance of making sure every child has a good home. So let’s just all silently nod our heads at each other in acknowledgment of the non-biological children, and that way we can still pretend to be decent human beings with actual hearts and souls. Wink.

Photos: Bauer-Griffin, Fame, Flynet, Splash News


  1. Frank Burns

    He’s not gay, dammit, he’s bisexual! There is a difference, you know! Right?!?

    • Artofwar

      ….She almost had me convinced until she mentioned—-”after dinner he did the dishes without being asked.” Don’t’ get me wrong here, it’s not that straight men won’t do dishes. It’s the fact that he did them without having a gun to his temple at the time, that proves he not only gay—but really, really, and did I mention— really gay….Artofwar

    • rough, tooling fishheads

      That’s true. Unless she’s in her death bed, why would you consider doing dishes? What’s he have to prove? And like every one mentioned who cares if he is…The gays don’t let people die anymore to claim their gayness, now they’re doing it while the celeb is alive.

  2. Brooke

    I don’t really care if he is secretly gay, he seems like a nice guy who treats his fans well, takes care of his body, and has honest to goodness talent in acting and singing. Nobody else could have made me sit through Wolverine, but I love what he does with that role even when a movie is a bit silly. He’s a badass either way.

    I think he is one of five celebrities where I actually give a shit about them, so as long as I never hear that he cheated with some 19 year old Hollywood stargazer, male or female…. If there can be an actor who is actually faithful to their spouse, that would really be newsworthy.

    • Frank Burns

      +1 – the guy does a good job at most everything he does, and he does a lot of different things, really very multi-talented, I’m hard pressed to think of many in current Hollywood that can compare to him. Don’t really care about his sex life.

    • 100% Agreed. He’s just a good guy. Now her, uhmmm is she grabbing her uhmmm…How do I put this.

    • Agreed. He also doesn’t take himself too seriously. He does his job, he has a great time promoting his projects, and has other interests other than just being famous. Sadly there are only a handful of actors/actresses that pull this off.

    • Venom

      I agree, he is probably the best father in Hollywood as far as I can tell. I think he is a good guy and a good actor so I don’t care at all and I have no interest in digging to find out if he is gay or not.

    • Rico Jones

      I also find Hugh Jackman to be one of the few celebrities I actually like. He does seem like a nice guy. I don’t really care about his sex life but I would hope he is not gay because that would mean he is just another closeted guy living a lie.

      • Dr Ha-Ha

        He doesn’t strike me as a the kind of guy who’d have the requisite emotional (&/or other) inhibitions that would lead to his hiding his sexual orientation.

  3. hmna

    “both of their children are adopted and therefore not the product of sexual intercourse”

    What the hell are they doing then, growing them in vats?

    Barring reproductive assistance, they are the product of sexual intercourse – just not between Hugh and Deborah-Lee.

  4. Any Guy

    the purple purse says otherwise.

  5. Apparently, she did in fact have a few miscarriages, and even tried IVF at some point, so I don’t know why you’re being cagey about the “might have had miscarriages” unless you don’t want to take her word for it and think it’s all part of some grand elaborate scheme they’ve concocted to keep you from suspecting he’s gay, in which case…I dunno, well played? Let’s say well played, Fish.

    Also, she spells it Deborra.

    • Brooke

      In all likeliness, Fish probably didn’t look it up. I am the product of two people unable to make kids the old fahioned way choosing adoption in the end, so comments like “they adopted their kids, they must be gay” always bother me.

  6. Hugh Jackman Not Gay Wife Deborra-Lee Furness
    The Most Interesting
    Commented on this photo:

    Interesting look for Hugh: Purple man-purse and a beard.

  7. karlito

    he’s not gay…he’s wolverine for God’s sake….not catwoman.

  8. Allison

    I think they’re both gay. There are alot of pictures of her wearing tuxedos and buzz cuts. But who cares, they’re nice people. Actually I think it’s pretty smart to raise kids with a good friend. That way, you’re not going to have to break up the family if the romance goes south.

  9. Deacon Jones

    Yeah, I dont really give a shit either.

    I just love when a GOPer gets caught red handed, or should I say “footed”?

  10. Cock Dr

    Sorry, I wish it were true, but the only way I will believe this fabulously cute, ripped, dancin’ and singin’ guy is straight is if I witness a very explicit sex tape.
    Then I might allow the possibility that he’s bisexual.

  11. stratacat

    i’ve met him before and he’s a very nice guy–totally the kind of man who would marry someone like her. but doesn’t really give off the gay vibe (whatever that is), even though he loves musical theater. Looooves it!

  12. rough, tooling fishheads

    She’s responding to rumors that suggest without explicitly stated that she’s a little bit on the attractive side?

    • rough, tooling fishheads

      whoops theres an (un) missing somewhere…

      • rough, tooling fishheads

        Personally, I think shes a mature attractive woman. Very few 56 year olds looks as good.

      • gryphon50

        I don’t think she’s unattractive at all. But let’s face it, she’s nowhere near attractive, thin or young enough for a straight male celebrity.

  13. rough, tooling fishheads

    I mean for an Oprah endorsed super star like Hugh. That’s what people are mad about.

  14. Donald Trump

    LMFAO at his beard. ;-)

  15. Hugh Jackman Not Gay Wife Deborra-Lee Furness
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    I think it’s pretty obvious from this picture that Huge likes men.

  16. guest

    normally I laugh hysterically at your comments, but you deserve a huge FUCK YOU – my brother and I are our parents only kids because neither is fertile enough to have them. so FUCK YOU AGAIN, superficial.

    • Artofwar

      ….So I see—it’s hysterical when the comments are directed towards someone else’s expense. But when it comes to you, your brother, and your procreation impaired parents—it’s suddenly not so hysterical???

      Well I say FUCK YOU, FUCK YOUR BROTHER, and FUCK YOUR dry egg having MOTHER, and your low sperm count having FATHER— and if you have a dog, FUCK HIM too– as I laugh hysterically.


  17. I love Hugh. He’s beautiful and incredibly nice… I met him and it was kind of spectacular. His wife is not ugly at all- She looks like a normal woman, not a plastic-y bimbo. Good for them. I am incredibly jealous of her! Imagine waking up next to that. Mmmm.

    • Brooke

      Nooooo kidding! She really might be the luckiest woman alive in the marital department. And I don’t think she looks bad at all.

  18. AC

    Hey Abbbooooott!

  19. Hugh Jackman Not Gay Wife Deborra-Lee Furness
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    “…and that way we can still pretend to be decent human beings with actual hearts and souls.”

    This reminds me of the little notes an old roommate would leave on the fridge, passive aggressively suggesting I was an asshole.

  20. Ruth

    As a lady, I say thank you Fish. :)

  21. Steve

    He is a HOMO.

  22. Well then, that’s settled.

  23. grow up

    Seriously people need a life! I’m so sick of people bashing Deb. She’s a wonderful human being and really…if all people care about where Hugh is concerned is his sexuality even though he’s married well then clearly they have no real interest in Hugh as a person!

  24. Hugh Jackman Not Gay Wife Deborra-Lee Furness
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    Is that his mom>> ewe

  25. Jenni

    His wife is really ugly and anyone who says shes not is lying! But really doesnt matter since hes married to her. Dont undertand why she doesnt freakin comb her hair or try and look presentable.

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