Deborra-Lee Furness, the wife of actor
Hugh Jackman, has responded to persistent tabloid rumors that he's
The couple married in 1996.
star Hugh Jackman calls on Australians to support same-sex marriage.)
Furness, 64, addressed the rumors about
her husband during an appearance on the Australian television show
Anh's Brush with Fame.
“I see these magazines,” she said.
“They're so mean-spirited. So mean-spirited. I hope people don't
buy these magazines and realize it's all made up.”
“He's been gay so many years. I was
gay, too,” she joked.
“It's just wrong. It's like someone
saying to Elton John, 'He's straight.' I'm sure he'd be pissed,”
she answered when asked whether she was annoyed by the rumors.
In 2013, Jackman, 51, told The
Hollywood Reporter that the
rumors bother his wife.