Hugh Jackman Rumors "Bug" Wife; Actor Is Not Gay!

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He may play Wolverine, but Hugh Jackman is also a beloved Broadway star who can belt out a show tune with the best of them.

As a result, rumors of the actor's sexuality have run rampant for years - and Jackman admits in the latest Hollywood Reporter that the chatter is finally getting to his wife.

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"Just recently, it bugs her," Jackman said of what his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, reads online. "She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'"

But the 44-year old Academy Award nominee makes it very clear in the interview: he only has eyes for the mother of his two children.

"When I met Deb, it was 10 times better than my single life," he gushes. "She was very beautiful. She was unbelievably fun-- this energy, this spirit - irrepressible. And she had a confidence in herself. I had a massive crush on her instantly...

"... she was thrilling to me. I was always really attracted to that."

Elsewhere in the extensive feature, Jackman says he turned down the lead in Chicago (which eventually went to Richard Gere) and also dropped out of Drive.

Why has he never wanted to play James Bond?

"I thought it would box me in too much," he said. "My natural instinct is to keep as many doors open as possible."

But only in his professional life, people.

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