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Hugh Jackman gay rumors are "tragic" says wife

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Hugh Jackman's wife talks marriage

The wife of Hugh Jackman has heard "those" rumors too -- and all she can do is laugh them off, she says. Hear what she has to say about her sexy husband.

Hugh Jackman's wife talks marriageWe've all heard the rumors: Hugh Jackman is really gay and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness is nothing more than a beard. Now Furness is speaking out against the gossip and talking about what it's like to be married to one of People's sexiest men alive.

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"The line I heard was, 'Wolverine? Who would have thought?'" Furness, 56, told the New York Post's Page Six Magazine. "Hugh and I don't pay much heed [to the rumors]."

"It's kind of tragic that these people have nothing better to do than gossip about people they don't know," she said.

The couple is also the target of gossip about their 13-year age difference -- Furness is the older one -- and her appearance, which some deem not up to par for the Sexiest Man Alive.

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"Hugh is much more mature than me, so we balance each other out," she said. "And heaven forbid I have a human experience and carry a little weight."

"It's almost like another persona: the Movie Star. Mind you, I do think he's the sexiest man alive, and I'd hope every woman would think her husband was," she said. "I was always saying I'd marry somebody sensible, like a stockbroker. So he dresses up for that fantasy for me occasionally."

Ooh la la!

While Jackman is currently lighting up Broadway, you can catch him when he returns to the big screen in Butter, scheduled for a March 2012 release.

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