Hugh Jackman has the chest hairs and bulging veins of a young Susan Boyle, the voice of a harp-playing angel, and charm worthy of The Rat Pack – but that does not mean he’s gay.
Like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Matthew Broderick, Jackman has been at the center of many a homoerotic whisper ever since he sang songs like “Bi-coastal” in the Broadway production of The Boy From Oz.
A contrasting role as cigar-smoking man’s man Logan/Wolverine in X-Men and 17 years of marriage to Deborra-Lee Furness, who he met on a TV set 1994, has done nothing to convince the disbelievers.
“Just recently, it bugs her,” Jackman told The Hollywood Reporter, of Furness’ feelings on the matter. “She goes, ‘It’s big. It’s everywhere [on the Internet]! ”
I’d just like to extend a sympathetic hand to Deborra and tell her that I’d be willing to take him off her hands, if the rumors are too much to handle.