“It’s just wrong”: The comment about Hugh Jackman Deborra-Lee Furness hates
Deborra-Lee Furness is used to unwanted attention as her husband Hugh Jackman is known for his iconic role as Wolverine.
She opened up on Anh's Brush With Fame about the one comment that bothers her in their 24-year-long marriage.
The 64-year-old was candid and said that she finds it "rude" when people tell her she's "lucky" to be married to Jackman after he was voted People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' back in 2008.
“Luck! Like I won a chook raffle,” she joked, “People don’t realise that it’s actually rude to say that,” she said, adding: “Lucky because he’s a stud muffin and all that … but that’s showbiz and Hollywood and the brand of Hugh Jackman.”
She also mentioned the gay rumours that have followed the pair of them for the duration of their relationship.
“I see these magazines and they’re so mean spirited … I hope people realise it’s all made up. Nicole and Keith get divorced every week and I sit here and I’m like … they’re perfectly happy. They just make up lies and they get away with it,” she said.
She added with a laugh: “(Hugh’s) been gay for so many years, I was gay too when I did (1988 film) Shame. They were shocked when I got married.
“It’s just wrong. It’s like someone saying to Elton John, ‘Oh he’s straight’. I’m sure he’d be pissed!
“And so what! What are we discussing here … Is he a vegetarian … Is he gay?” she added of the obsession.
The couple first fell for each other on the set of TV show Correlli in 1995.
“(Hugh) said he knew two weeks in,” Furness said of how quickly their feelings grew.
“We just had this amazing connection and I feel blessed that I experienced it, I feel like I met my soulmate.”
She continued: “When you find a partner and you find that you share and grow together … and we know, life is tough, it’s not all good, but when you have someone there who is so supportive and you can really stand there buck naked and be yourself. Authentic, warts and all this is who you are … There’s nothing better.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.