Hugh Jackman sets the record straight on gay rumors

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman says he doesn’t care if people think he’s gay.

The 50-year-old Greatest Showman star said he’s not bothered when people think he’s gay.

‘Some dudes do get upset,’ he said. ‘Some dudes say, “Don’t say I’m gay” [but] I am good.’

Jackman blames the constant rumors surrounding his sexuality on a role he played in 2003. The Boy From Oz is based on the life of Aussie openly gay singer-songwriter Peter Allen.

He continued: ‘I was literally just locking lips… I started to laugh so hard.

‘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,’ he said.

Hugh Jackman: LGBTI ally

Jackman is a hugely successful Australian actor, appearing as the title character in the Wolverine films.

He’s been a longtime supporter of the LGBTI community, voting in favor of same-sex marriage in Australia’s public vote last year.

Jackman’s also hugely into musical theatre, appearing in Les Miserables and hosting the Tony Awards in 2014.

Hugh Jackman is married to wife Deborra-Lee Furness. They have two adopted children together, Oscar and Ava.

The Wolverine star said his wife sometimes gets annoyed by the constant rumors surrounding his sexuality.

She said: ‘It’s annoying because it’s not true’.

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