Rumors about Hugh Jackman having a boyfriend and being gay started circulating on the Internet as soon as he and his wife announced their separation, 27 years after their marriage. Know the possible reasons behind the rumors and find out what the truth is.
After 27 years of marriage, Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have announced their separation. The parents of 2 children gave an exclusive joint statement on September 15 saying,
"We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth. Our family has been and always will be our highest priority. We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives."
With the news, another big news about Hugh Jackman having a boyfriend and being gay has been trending on the Internet as well. Let's find out what the truth is and why is it trending at the moment.
Does Hugh Jackman Have a Boyfriend? Is He Really Gay?
There is no evidence of Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) having a boyfriend or being gay right now. He has never been linked to any men since he was married for a long time. However, his now ex-wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, has previously jokingly addressed about him being gay multiple times.
There are no details about Hugh Jackman's possible boyfriend.
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In an interview on the Not an Overnight Success podcast in April 2022, she said,
Hugh’s been gay for whatever, I mean, hello guys — if he was gay, he could be gay. He didn’t have to hide in the closet anymore, and he’d be dating Brad Pitt, or whatever. Not that Brad’s gay, but you know what I’m saying!
Two years before that, Furness addressed the gossip over her husband's sexual orientation in an interview on the Australian television program Anh's Brush with Fame, she jokingly mentioned,
He’s been gay so many years. I was gay, too.
Even though most people thought she was having fun at that time, they have now been concerned that she might have spoken the fact. With their separation, a lot of people believe she wasn't joking when she addressed Hugh Jackman being gay.
There's a chance the Wolverine actor is gay and has a boyfriend but isn't ready to come out to the public. No doubt, there will be many people to criticize him if this is the case.
On the other hand, there's a high chance Furness was really "just joking." Well, we will find it out in the future. We will surely get back to you as soon as we get any updates about Hugh's sexual orientation.
Details on Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness’ Marriage!
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met on the set of an Australian television show where both of them were performers in 1995. The more established of the two at the time was Deborra-lee. They got married in 1996 and welcomed Oscar, now 23, and Ava, now 18, as their children. In addition, Jackman became a prominent celebrity in Hollywood and on Broadway.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness got married in 1996.
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For years, the couple has been a red carpet staple, appearing at occasions like the Oscars, Broadway shows, and the Met Gala, including the most recent gala in May. In July, they went to Wimbledon together. In April, Jackman paid tribute to their 27th wedding anniversary on Instagram writing,
I love you Deb. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. 27 YEARS!! I love you so much. Together we have created a beautiful family. And life. Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage and loyalty is an incredible gift to me. I love you with all my heart.
Furness, 67, is a supporter of adoption and orphans, particularly in her native Australia, and she was one of the original organizers of National Adoption Awareness Week.