For years, Hugh Jackman has been dogged with rumors surrounding his sexuality, despite his 24-year marriage to fellow Aussie actor, Deborra-Lee Furness.
Furness laughs off the whispers during her latest Q&A on Anh’s Brush With Fame, where she says there was a point where fans assumed she was gay as well.
“He’s been gay so many years,” she quipped in clips shared by The Daily Mail. “I was gay, too. You know when I did ‘Shame’? I was gay. They were shocked when I got married.”
“It’s just wrong,” she continued. “It’s like someone saying to Elton John, ‘He’s straight.’ I’m sure he’d be pissed.”
The 64-year-old thespian also shared her irritation at those who say she’s “lucky” to be married to the “Wolverine” star, 51.
“People don’t realize, it’s actually rude to say that,” she said. “‘Lucky’ because he’s a stud-muffin, you know, but that’s showbiz and Hollywood and the brand of Hugh Jackman.
When Jackman was deemed the Sexist Man Alive back in 2008, the honor didn’t faze Furness, as she revealed the first thing she told him upon hearing the news was to “take out the trash.”
“Hey sexy, your turn with the garbage,” she added with a chuckle.