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  • Hugh Jackman: Gay Rumors "Bug" My Wife

  • Hugh Jackman may get a lot of press about his good looks and his Oscar-nominated turn in Les Miserables, but there's one aspect of the media attention that really gets under his wife's skin: rumors that he's gay.
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  • Hugh Jackman may get a lot of press about his good looks and his Oscar-nominated turn in Les Miserables, but there's one aspect of the media attention that really gets under his wife's skin: rumors that he's gay.
    The veteran stage and big-screen actor says he tries to avoid the gossip columns, but admits his wife of 16 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, is often irked by reports she reads online speculating about her husband's sexuality.
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    "Just recently, it bugs her," Jackman tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'"
    But Jackman's X-Men producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, tells THR the reports are just nonsense.
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    "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 says. "I met him when he did Oklahoma! [in 1999]. ... He was in love with his wife that day and still is."
    Jackman and Furness have two children together: Oscar, 12, and Ava, 7.
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