Hugh Jackman responds to gay rumors

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Married for 17 years to producer Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman told the print edition of Australia’s “60 Minutes” that it is especially frustrating for his wife.

“It’s, to me, not the most interesting thing about a person, anyway,” he said. “I do get frustrated for Deb, cause I see Deb go, ‘Ah, this is just crazy!'”

For her part, Furness finds all the fuss “offensive.”

“If he was gay, fine, he would say he’s gay,” she said. “It’s annoying because it’s not true.”

The couple has two children, Oscar and Ava.

Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in the new Wolverine movie, due out July 26, and the X-Men sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, set for release in 2014.