Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee celebrated their 28th Valentine’s Day despite people’s criticism of their relationship.
The actor defended Deborra by publicly addressing the rumors about him being gay and their marriage being a sham.
Hugh Jackman’s wife revealed the secret to their 26-year-long marriage.
Hugh Jackman, famous for his role as “Wolverine,” and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, have been married for 26 years. However, the couple has faced criticism about their relationship over the years.
Despite what the public has had to say about Jackman’s relationship with Furness, they have remained strong and in love with one another. They have revealed what has kept them together throughout the years.
For decades, Furness and Jackman have faced rumors about their relationship in the tabloids, but they don’t let it get to them. Jackman mentioned that he enjoyed his single life when he met her, but it all changed when they crossed paths. He gushed:
“When I met Deb, it was ten times better than my single life. 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.”
Jackman and Furness met on a film set and began dating soon after their first meeting. By the time 1996 rolled around, the couple had tied the knot and were starting their lives together.
The couple married less than a year after meeting in Sydney, Australia. In 2000, they began expanding their family by adopting their son, Oscar. Jackman said they had always wanted to adopt, and bringing Oscar into the family was “a no-brainer.”
Five years later, Jackman and Furness made Oscar a big brother by adopting their daughter, Ava. Furness said it was of the utmost importance to them to embrace each of their children’s cultural differences. She said:
“We completely embrace the ancestors and the extended family; they’re family to us.”
She mentioned that her children’s differences might be subtle, but they were there, and she and Jackman ensured they honored them. Jackman and Furness have built a beautiful life together but have had to stand firm against trolls.
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While Furness and Jackman share an excellent relationship in which they are both happy, they have often received hateful comments from fans. Many believe their ages are mismatched, and the question of sexuality has been posed to the couple.
Jackman’s fans have often taken to Twitter to express their disdain for Furness’ appearance. Some question why Jackman would be with a woman who looked so much older than him, and others remarked that her weight was not acceptable. Some fans said they were mismatched because Jackman was so much more attractive than his wife. Jackman is 13 years younger than his wife, and fans have remarked that she looks “so old” compared to him.
Aside from her age, Furness’ weight is something that greatly bothered Jackman’s fans, with one woman on Twitter saying: “Hugh Jackman looks so hot, and his wife looks like a fat samurai warrior with a barbie wig.” Although Furness received much attention in the relationship because some fans thought Jackman was “so perfect” and his wife was not, Jackman has also received his fair share of criticism.
Some years into their marriage, Furness and Jackman faced rumors that the “The Greatest Showman” star was gay. Tabloids worldwide reported that the actor’s marriage to Furness was a sham and a cover for his homosexuality.
However, Jackman has clarified time and time again that this is simply not true. Talking about when she first heard the rumors, Furness said she heard someone saying they would never java expected it from Wolverine.
Now, so many years later, the speculation still bothers Furness. She has noted that the rumor persists and is a big story. However, it doesn’t bother Jackman as much. He quipped: “If I was [gay], I would be. It’s to me not the most interesting thing about a person anyway, but I do get frustrated for Deb, because I see Deb go, ‘Ah, this is crazy.’” Furness said the notion that their marriage was a sham was the biggest problem for her as she found it offensive that anyone would think that. She went on to say the rumors were “stupid” and “annoying.”
Despite all the challenges they have faced, Furness and Jackman continue to come out stronger. Jackman often posts pictures on social media to mark special occasions the couple shares together.
One such post was the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary on April 11, 2021. Jackman shared a series of photos from the couple’s wedding day and a heartfelt caption to go along with them. In the caption, he told his wife how much he loved and appreciated their marriage.
Another post was on Furness’ birthday last year when Jackman posted a photo of him and his wife near a lake. In the caption, he called Furness “extraordinary” and said she had taught him to celebrate even the smallest things in life.
He also mentioned that he and their children loved her very much and were grateful for everything she did for them. In the spirit of being taught to celebrate, Jackman recently shared how he and his wife celebrated Valentine’s Day.
How Did The Couple Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
For Valentine’s Day, Jackman took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and Furness and wish her a happy Valentine’s Day. The picture showed the couple in black outfits, beaming at the camera.
Furness wore black and white stockings, as Jackman wore white shoes and a sleek black coat. Jackman said he was celebrating his wife on their 28th Valentine’s Day as a married couple. However, the comments on the post were not complimentary. Once again, fans took to the comments to share their views about Jackman being with Furness. One commenter said Jackman should have married someone younger, and another commented with sick emojis.
Another called the post “horrible,” and one user wanted to know what was wrong with Furness’ legs. However, the couple did not entertain the negative comments. Only the positive comments were acknowledged.
When asked what it was that had kept them together in the face of all the adversity they’ve been through, Furness said: “He makes me laugh. He’s hilarious. Not as funny as me, but he’s good. I give him all his best material!”
Furness believes that she and her husband are kindred spirits but that genuinely having love for one another is what keeps a couple together. She said when a person loves someone, they want the best for the person they love, and that is how she and her husband are.