Many actors in Hollywood deal with gay rumors on an ongoing basis. Hugh Jackman is definitely one of them.
The Aussie hunk has battled them for several years now, even though he's been a happily married chap to Deborra-lee Furness since 1996.
Although it might be bothersome to others, the rumors don't seem to annoy him at all. "Some dudes do get upset, some dudes say, “Don’t say I’m gay” [but] I am good,’ he said in a recent interview.
Hugh thinks he knows, however, how this all started when he played an openly gay singer-songwriter in The Boy From Oz back in 2003. "I was literally just locking lips… I started to laugh so hard," he explained.
"So I stay kissing him, because I thought, “I’m just going to laugh," he continued. "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."
The focus for Hugh now, professionally at least, is in the movies once again as he is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of former Presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Front Runner. Good thing for him this time around is that there will be no same-sex lip locks as the man he's playing was in a much different kind of love affair (with several women).