HUGH JACKMAN has been addressing nagging rumours that he is secretly gay — blaming the whispers on a stage kiss with a fella earlier in his career.
The Greatest Showman star, who married actress Deborra-Lee Furness, 62, in 1996, isn’t bothered by the claims. ‘Some dudes do get upset, some dudes say, “Don’t say I’m gay” [but] I am good,’ 50-year-old Hugh said on US radio.
The beefy Australian, who has two adopted kids, blames a lingering smooch from his 2003 role as a gay singer-songwriter in The Boy From Oz. ‘I was literally just locking lips… I started to laugh so hard,’ Hugh explained.
‘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.’