While Hugh Jackman has established himself as a talented actor and hunky sex symbol, the “X-Men” actir has also been the subject of toxic speculation regarding his sexuality. Since the early 2000s, rumors have circulated that the “Logan” star was gay, which started up after he played openly gay songwriter Peter Allen in “The Boy From Oz.” “Some dudes get upset, some dudes say, ‘Don’t say I’m gay,’ [but] I am good,” he told Metro in 2018 (via Gay Times). While Jackman has remained steadfast in his heterosexuality, the rumors had a negative impact on Furness. “Just recently, it bugs her,” the “Bad Education” star admitted in a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter (via Radar Online). “She goes: ‘It’s big. It’s everywhere!'”
In an intimate interview with 60 Minutes Australia, the couple slammed critics for their limited view of sexuality and questioning the validity of their marriage. “It is just wrong, it’s like, it’s a lie… It’s just offensive. If he was gay, fine, he would say he’s gay,” Furness explained. “It’s gotten so out of whack… it’s stupid, yeah, it’s annoying because it’s not true.” Jackman echoed similar sentiments, noting that he gets upset for Furness. “I do get frustrated for Deb ’cause I see Deb go, ‘Ah, this is crazy.”
Despite their heartfelt interview, the speculation continued to be a thorn in the couple’s side, with Furness addressing the baseless rumors as recently as April 2022.