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Hugh Jackman: The gay rumours really annoy my wife

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  1. Fair enough too. If I had a husband it would really piss me off if there were constant rumours that he was heterosexual.

    1. You beat me to it. I was going to say exactly the same thing. In fact I think I shall :)
      If I had a husband it would really piss me off if there were constant rumours that he was heterosexual.

    2. de Villiers 14 Feb 2013, 11:39pm

      I agree – it is also unhealthy because it suggests that being gay is something disreputable or scandalous and so to be commented upon in the newspapers.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Feb 2013, 2:10pm

    it really wouldn’t bother me personally since I’m comfortable and secure in my sexuality and orientation. Hugh is right, most of this nonsense emanates from America. It doesn’t say much about his wife and her marriage if she feels that insecure to let it bother her. She should be flattered if anything that he’s getting all the attention. I wouldn’t even dignify the speculation by responding to it.

    1. I hear what you’re saying, but the thing is that people are essentially promoting, anonymously, the idea their marriage is a sham, and however secure you might be it’d begin to grate after a while – I can see her point of view.

      1. Exactly, I totally agree. Not caring what other people think isn’t easy for some people, that doesn’t mean that they have doubts, it just means that they don’t like people thinking something other than what is true.

        Also, I don’t think it’s offensive to deny that he is homosexual because it depends on how he says it. It can be a matter of fact statement, like he has brown eyes instead of blue.

        1. jack merlis 14 Feb 2013, 3:12pm

          being constantly barraged by crapola is enough to set anyone’s teeth on edge, no less celebrities. there’s nothing pleasant about it, is there? in america, i’m afraid, people have quite forgotten how to be nice. it’s all about big bucks making their way into seedy pockets.

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Feb 2013, 3:01pm

        I understand totally, but I also think that lashing out might also give the impression that there is something to the rumours. She should just ignore it as difficult as it may seem for her. For people to be speculating about something that probably isn’t true makes you wonder what kind of lives they themselves are leading. Rather superficial ones at that I would think to be fixated on someone’s sexual orientation or relationship. Now if he were committing adultery which he isn’t as far as I know, then that would put an entirely different light on it and she would then have cause for genuine concern. Either way, adultery, philandering would taint her marriage to be a sham too. It’s a no win situation. She obviously feels more insecure about it than he does. She has no reason to be. They love each other, they’ve been faithful to one another, that’s what matters most.

        1. Quite, but I don’t think she’s lashing out exactly, it just looks as though – yet again – he was responding to a question about the rumours in an interview, though admittedly it’s not entirely clear from this article. In fact, if the Jackmans have only commented 3 times on the issue over 17 years of marriage, I’d say they’ve been rather restrained really!

        2. Phillis Diller said once in an interview if you make it in showbiz you have to be gay… even if your not! because your biggest fan base is 1) gay 2) women, ” then” their compliant husbands the wives bring to the movies! once you big every one wants you to be gay (even the husbands) consequently Hugh Jackman became a gay icon after “a boy from Oz”

          Weekly in stores see tabloids from the US by check out. A week barely passes without one of a handful having a story about some celebrity being gay or “Caught” or “cheating” the favorite always seems to be Hugh Jackman. No wife want her husband to be gay… especially when he’s not! It’s understandable that she’s upset when she can’t escape a day without reading every place she goes that every dude other her husband talks to makes him gay, The irony of fame is $$$ consequently people, paparazzi don’t care who’s feeling$ they hurt.

          Hugh is quite within his rights to say “hey If you can’t respect my feelings at least respect my wife’s!”

  3. NorthernIrishGuest 14 Feb 2013, 5:39pm

    The point seems to be “please stop gossiping about my partner and my marriage even though we’ve been together for X amount of years” – which no matter how secure you feel in a relationship – it’s not nice to hear people you don’t know speculate about your “real” relationship. I imagine most of us understand how upsetting it can be to have your relationship questioned, poked and prodded. Totally see where she is coming from and I think Hugh Jackman is being responsible in what he says.

  4. A couple of years ago I spent some time with a well known British performer who is widely perceived to be Gay and is so. He is married with children. In public he frequently said that the rumours bothered his wife. In fact he mentioned his wife whenever he could.

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