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  1. Yes, and Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kevin Spacey aren’t ‘gay’ either. Younger man marries older woman. It’s a classic ‘beard’ scenario that has been going on for decades in Hollyweed (and elsewhere). But Hugh Jackman attractive? I think not. That’s the more serious false ‘rumour’ here. And, by the way, I am gay and an actor. Anyway, personally I don’t know of any actors that aren’t either gay or bi. He should at least admit to having had gay relationships in his past, if he’s going to be ‘honest’.

    1. Or why not rise above it and leave him alone until he is ready? This bullying is out of order. If he said I hate all gay people or something fair enough but he has done nothing to deserve this negative attention. and judging by your bitchy comments I don’t blame him

    2. First, if you have actual first person proof that Jackman had relationships with men, provide it. Otherwise it is just rumor.
      Second – why is it not possible that he might actually be bi-sexual?
      Finally, your statement “younger man marries older woman. It’s a classic ‘beard’ scenario” reeks of ageism and sexism. It says that only a man hiding from himself would ever pretend to be attracted to older women. By your logic, are all the younger women who marry older men actually lesbians?

    3. You Sad little dickhead – not all actors are gay – and it’s because of idiots like you that gays get a bad name from hetros – go and get a life and leave the discussions to the grown-ups!

    4. Ur blind mate
      Hugh Jackman is the sexiest man alive and 10 times the actor you will ever be!

    5. I guess all the thumbs down are from people who actually BELIEVE these guys (or any actor) are ‘straight’. Nice to know America isn’t the only one breeding the brain dead.

      1. The brain dead? Says the person who thinks acting is inextricably connected to a fondness for dick.

        1. Jock S. Trap 18 Dec 2011, 9:41am


      2. Jock S. Trap 18 Dec 2011, 9:41am

        Who cares you gossipy old whinger? So long as they do our community no harm I really couldn’t give a toss. It has nothing to do with anyone else.

    6. Jock S. Trap 18 Dec 2011, 9:40am

      Jealous or are you just always bitter?

  2. I have met Hugh Jackman and his wife, they are the most loving couple I’ve seen Still very affectionate even after years of marriage. He does support gay rights. He’s not gay, Get over it.

  3. *Sigh* Sad but true, Hugh Jackman is straight. Its nice to know that he supports gay rights:) I mean, Im sure MANY men would love him to be gay but hey! Hes not. Hes still very fine eye candy though ;)

  4. I just want to say that it’s quite a miss-leading headline there, Pink News. She was calling the people making rumours tragic, not the rumours themselves as the headline implies.

    1. I agree. She did not deny that he’s gay. She was dismissing people who gossip. She didn’t claim that he’s straight and, of course, anyone with a modicum of intelligence realizes that he’s probably gayer than a Christmas tree full of ornaments on Christopher Radko’s condo balcony.

      1. Robin Evans 2 Dec 2011, 8:51pm

        you wish… queens who believe the whole world is gay when we are only about 4% of the total population… shheeeeeesshhhh…

  5. personally I don’t know of any actors that aren’t either gay or bi

    Your experience of the theatre world must be astonishingly limited.

    1. Damn – that was meant for Jafuf above.

    2. I’ve been doing it for over 40 years, professionally over 20 years and I have NEVER met an actor who was ‘straight’ only.

      1. I repeat: your experience of the theatre world must be astonishingly limited. I suggest trying to get out into the real world.

  6. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn’t anything shameful.

    What a very dignified and thoughtful thing to say, not at all the sort of remark you’d expect from someone who’s in the closet.

    1. Even if he was in the closet as long as he is not attacking LGBT people leave him alone he will come out when he is ready

  7. Dan Filson 2 Dec 2011, 1:06pm

    This is just showbiz froth, unworthy of Pink News

    1. you need to relax that sphincter it’s Friday

      1. de Villiers 2 Dec 2011, 9:43pm

        And you were writing above about laying off the bullying?

        1. And you need to stop the passive agressive behaviour!

          1. de Villiers 3 Dec 2011, 9:21pm

            There’s no aggression from me. I’m always happy to engage calmly.

  8. “What the ef’s up with Hugh Jackman, his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and Hugh’s always-around biz, partner, John Palermo? Jeez, folks are talking!

    But first, a little background: H.J. recently gave an interview to People in which Jackman himself brought up the “gay, gay and gay” rumors, only to shoot them right back down, saying he’s straight. And then, buried in some inedible copy about Jackman’s diet (fish, salad, protein shakes), was the most delicious little morsel: Jackman explained to the People reporter the origin of the band he wears opposite his wife’s wedding band: “It was given to me by John when we started our production company,” revealed H.J. “In Sanskrit is written the basic principles of our company.”

    In Sanskrit, no less. Very clubby. Very inside. Very mysterious.

    And since John’s gone from being Bryan Singer’s assistant on X-Men to Hugh’s publicist to living partner…

    1. (they all live on the same grounds at some of their internationally located homes) to producing partner, and since they always go out together, I asked around.

      Here’s what some of H.J.’s buds said:

      “Uh, can’t the public see that has to be one of the closest business relationships in the world?” asked a biz pal to Jackman. “I mean, John sits right next to him and Deborra on the other side for every awards ceremony. She’s years his senior, they have two adopted children, he lived in a bungalow on their property in L.A. There’s nothing ordinary about that troupe.”

      True enough. But one of Jackman’s close Australian buds tells me that any weirdness is with John alone:

      “Deb has the same ring, it’s to commemorate Seed Productions—not his love for Palermo, who I must say is looking more and more bizarre these days. He was in full makeup the other night!”

      Another close bud to Jackman simply says: “I don’t know what the hell’s going on with Hugh. He’s his own man, that’s for sure.”

  9. It’s so true. Americans are the most psychologically screwed up people in the Western world when it comes to sex and sexuality. Too many sectarian idiots.

    1. Except Hugh Jackman is Australian, as is his wife *cough* beard

  10. Gossip is for empty minds

    1. Really? Do tell…!

      1. Luckily i dont answer to you bitch

        1. What a childish reply to a perfectly ordinary question.

          If you weren’t in some way interested in gossip you wouldn’t be here, cloth head.

  11. What does it matter if Hugh is straight or not. As long as he’s an ally of ours, leave him alone. We need more straight celebrities supporting us than opposing us. We in the UK unfortunately really don’t have any big name celebrities speaking out for marriage equality as America does, I wonder why?

    1. Well the situation for that LGBT community in the US is so much worse than it is in the UK.

      Religious extremism is very prevalent over there and horrific bigotry (which would be regarded as hatespeech here) is classified as debate over there.

      Therefore the LGBT community in the US are fighting a much harder battle.

      The situation in Britain is a lot less polarised. The majority of people support marriage equality.

      When it was revealed that the leader of Stonewall, Ben Summerskill, was engaged in a homophobic campaign against marriage equality last year, Stonewall fatally damaged its reputation by not firing him instantly.

      However now we know that Stonewall only represents its corporate sponsors, the calls for full equality grow louder.

      It’s inevitable really.

      1. You do your arguments no favours with this continuous bitchiness. Try some Dale Carnegie.

        1. It’s a statement of fact that Stonewall is chaired by a homophobic bigot. It’s not bitchiness.

          Ben Summerskill has caused irreparable damage to Stonewall’s reputation (or maybe Stonewall’s refusal to sack the bigot is equally to blame).

    2. Paddyswurds 3 Dec 2011, 11:03am

      …..probably because the UK doesn’t have any “big name celebrities”. All we have are two bit wannabes with the intelligence of woodlice.

  12. Why oh Why would any good looking straight man ever stand up for our rights? First thing we do a community is jump in and say their gay. Unless your @#$% is up his @#$ you don’t know, so show some respect for a really great person who has never done anything to offend the gay community but help and support us!

  13. Suddenly Last Bummer 2 Dec 2011, 5:00pm

    Never heard these rumours before. If Hugh wants to jack men (see what I did there?) and treat his hetero marriage as a joke then all the better for those fighting for equal rights and gay marriage. Now if people want to discuss a proper shameless user of ‘beards’ lets begin; George Clooney…..

    1. Ok!… just for you!

    2. I’ve ALWAYS thought George was gay! If he is it’s a little irritating that he doesn’t just leap out from the closet in one fell swoop, how cool would that be!

  14. The obsession about who is sleeping with who is rather ridiculous. Even if he was gay – what the hell difference would it make.

    It’s a well known psychological flaw that people will look for flaws in others to deflect attention away from their own shortcomings.

  15. He seems a decent guy. Happy him and his wife are commited still. In hollywood its rare.

  16. Sensible, sensual and clever. Perfect man indeed. Lucky woman. Bless them both.

  17. The headline is misleading in stating that Jackman’s wife is calling the gay rumors tragic. That is not what she said. That headline perpetuates the stigma of being gay is tragic. Even Jackman himself said that isn’t true. She said folks saying are ‘tragic’ and should get a life. That is a big difference.

    1. True. Headlines are often written by different people that write the body fo the articles.

  18. radical53 3 Dec 2011, 1:18am

    Just wishful thinking on a lot of gay men’s part.

    Hoping a straight man might have inclinations towards other men.

    How sad it is that this is even been talking about.

    1. Wishful thinking? UGH! The guy is UGLY!

      1. I thought you were just being blinkered but it seems you’re blind as well. Some envy issues too, I suspect.

  19. This picture of Jackman and Palermo at the beach makes me think… there’s two very fit guys together.

    1. Terrible quality photoshop job, that.

  20. I hear Singer only works with other gays.

    1. Spanner1960 4 Dec 2011, 9:13am

      No, he just tries to get off with anyone with a dick. Slight difference.

    2. Jock S. Trap 18 Dec 2011, 9:43am

      Crazy.. what… now?

  21. “Dream and you will believe!” as the saying goes… who among us would not like if we were ever to have a dream for him to be gay.

    The unfortunate side of this is is because he is not homophobic people read into it all the time.

    The rumor started to haunt him allegedly after he portrayed Peter Allen in the Boy from OZ.

    He played gay so therefore he must be gay! can haunt an actor for ever if people want to believe it which is unfortunate when it becomes like some thing on the sole of a shoe!

    1. He also knows he has a huge gay fan base… why would he not play to it! PR keeps an actor known or in the limelight. If he got angry and nasty about the rumor you can imagine the stick he would get about that but because of his great disposition as he displayed in interviews on shows like “Rove” it is a rumor like a rolling stone.

  22. You’ve voted Jafuf down in droves but what if he’s right? You’ve voted Andrew up in droves based on that he claims to ‘know’ Hugh Jackman and his wife.

    Why? We don’t know these people sure but keep an open mind. Celebs will still say and do anything to keep their spotlight. Maybe they are genuine but why keep mentioning it at every turn and why has Hugh Jackman’s wife, who rarely speaks to the media, suddenly zero in on comments that should not matter to her if they were tight?

  23. Who cares? These stories are more soporific than Valium, if only by dint of sheer numbers.

  24. Jock S. Trap 18 Dec 2011, 9:39am

    No advance comes from this kind of gossip, it’s pathetic. Hugh is a very nice fellow, kind and very handsome. Those who accuse probably are jealous of him and could actually learn from him instead of being so bitchy.

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