Hugh Jackman's wife has addressed rumours of her husband being gay.
The Wolverine actor claims that the source of the baseless rumours likely began back in 2003, when he played openly gay singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz on Broadway.
Ever since he kissed male co-star Jarrod Emick on stage, the rumour mill began winding.
However, his wife Deborra-Lee Furness told the Not an Overnight Success podcast that the rumours were 'silly'.
She said: "I mean, hello guys - if he was gay, he could be gay.
"He didn't have to hide in the closet anymore, and he'd be dating Brad Pitt, or whatever. Not that Brad's gay, but you know what I'm saying!"
She continued: "It's so silly, and then people perpetuate silly things and it's boring."
Furness has previously gone on record to say:"[Hugh's] been gay for so many years, I was gay too when I did [the 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 p**sed.
"And so what! What are we discussing here… Is he a vegetarian… Is he gay?"
Host Gus Worland also asked: "What's it like when you're doing a love scene in the movie, and Jacko's watching and vice-versa?"
She replied: "It's so weird. I suppose because I've done it so many times before, it's not really romantic.
"You've got the light in your face, you've got to hit a mark and so it's not really sexy."
But when it comes to watching her husband, she added: "When I'm sitting in the theatre watching - especially if I'm with the kids - I feel a little uncomfortable.
"But also, a lot of the times I'm very good friends with the actress he's making out with as we're making a film, we all get to know each other.
"Sometimes its weird seeing it, and I think the kids are like, 'Ahh!' [Oscar, their son] doesn't want to watch."
The actor concluded: "[But] when you're in a relationship, that's just all fluff, you know? It's all fluff."
In 2018, Hugh spoke about his on-stage kiss with Emick: "Some dudes do get upset, some dudes say, 'Don't say I'm gay', [but] I am good.
"I was literally just locking lips... I started to laugh so hard," Hugh recalled of having to kiss his co-star on stage.
"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."
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