Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness look like quite the pair as they walk their dogs… after she addressed those persistent gay rumors yet again
Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness were the image of domestic bliss while out walking their dogs around LA on Thursday.
The couple of two-and-a-half decades enjoyed the crisp morning air together, not looking a bit worried about the outside world.
The pair was out after 64-year-old actress and producer Furness addressed long-running rumors about her 51-year-old husband’s sexuality in a recent interview, laughing off the speculation ‘all made up.’
Cute couple: Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness were seen out in LA after she yet again addressed rumors he’s a closeted homosexual
Hugh and Deborra-Lee were dressed to move, donning casual duds for the jaunt.
Furness, who met Jackman on the set of Australian TV show Correlli, donned leggings and a sweatshirt bearing the name of Aviation Gin, a brand once owned by Hugh’s ‘frenemy’ Ryan Reynolds.
The Wolverine actor was repping his own coffee brand Laughing Man Coffee Company with his hoodie.
Both Hollywood veterans wore disposable surgical masks while leading their pooches around town.
After getting their fill, the couple stopped and chatted for a second. After 24 years as man and wife, they still looked smitten.
All good here: The couple of two-and-a-half decades enjoyed the crisp morning air together, not looking a bit worried about the outside world
Only have eyes for you: After getting their fill, the couple stopped and chatted for a second. After 24 years as man and wife, they still looked smitten
Deborra-Lee addressed long-running rumours about Jackman’s sexuality during her appearance on Anh’s Brush with Fame on Tuesday.
She couldn’t help but roll her eyes when asked about the persistent rumors by the show’s host, Anh Do.
‘I see these magazines and they’re so mean-spirited… I hope people realize it’s all made up,’ she said.
She added: ‘[Hugh’s] been gay for so many years, I was gay too when I did [the 1988 film] Shame. They were shocked when I got married.
Speaking out: Deborra-Lee addressed long-running rumors husband Hugh is ‘gay’ during her appearance on Anh’s Brush with Fame on Tuesday
No truth: ‘I see these magazines and they’re so mean-spirited… I hope people realize it’s all made up,’ she said
‘It’s just wrong. It’s like someone saying to Elton John, “Oh he’s straight”. I’m sure he’d be p**sed!
‘And so what! What are we discussing here… Is he a vegetarian… Is he gay?’
Deborra-Lee previously told The New York Post’s Page Six magazine that she pays ‘no heed’ to gay whispers.
She said back in 2011: ‘The line I heard was, “Wolverine? Who would have thought?” Hugh and I don’t pay much heed [to that].
‘It’s kind of tragic that these people have nothing better to do than to gossip about people they don’t know.’
Speculation: ‘[Hugh’s] been gay for so many years, I was gay too when I did [the 1988 film] Shame. They were shocked when I got married,’ she continued
Rumours surrounding Hugh’s sexuality have plagued the 51-year-old multi-talented actor for most of his career.
Hugh addressed the speculation in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter back in 2013, blaming the Internet.
‘Just recently, it bugs her,’ he said of the online rumours, adding that Deborra-Lee accesses the Internet more than he does.
‘She goes: “It’s big. It’s everywhere!”‘ Hugh continued.
Hugh’s X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner also brushed off the speculation in the same interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
‘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.’
Annoying: The 64-year-old actress and producer rolled her eyes when asked about the persistent rumours by the show’s host, Anh Do (pictured)
According to The Metro in 2018, Hugh again addressed the rumors on US radio.
‘Some dudes do get upset, some dudes say, “Don’t say I’m gay” [but] I am good.’
Hugh added that he believes the rumors began after his role in 2003’s Broadway show, The Boy From Oz.
‘I was literally just locking lips… I started to laugh so hard,’ Hugh recalled of having to kiss his co-star on stage.
‘So I stay kissing him, because I thought, “I’m just going to laugh. I’m going to stay here until it subsides”, and it never subsided and the whole audience could see my body shaking, so they started.’