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Hugh Jackman and Wife Separate

Per People. They are “pursuing individual growth.”

He’s coming out in months.

by Anonymousreply 84November 8, 2023 9:10 AM

He was a good friend and frequent visitor

by Anonymousreply 1September 15, 2023 5:39 PM

Can't believe it took this long.

by Anonymousreply 2September 15, 2023 5:43 PM

I honestly thought they would be together forever.

by Anonymousreply 3September 15, 2023 5:44 PM

[quote]The statement, signed “Deb and Hugh Jackman," concludes: "This is the sole statement either of us will make."

Do NOT ask us any more details

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by Anonymousreply 4September 15, 2023 5:46 PM

Anyone spot him on Grindr yet?

by Anonymousreply 5September 15, 2023 5:46 PM

Obviously waited for their youngest to turn 18. What kind of a name is Deborra-lee? Is she a robot?

by Anonymousreply 6September 15, 2023 5:47 PM

[quote]He’s coming out in months

Doubt it. I don't think he will come out at this point.

I see him as a Travolta, no matter what gay "rumors" are said just never acknowledging it.

by Anonymousreply 7September 15, 2023 5:49 PM

The arrangement served its purpose and could have been terminated years ago. Maybe her recent Ozempic weight loss prompted her to seek an authentic life with a lady of her dreams before she gets too old?

Poor Georgie Clooney, he can't ever separate from his beard. The beard and her mother know what he did to the twink in Italy and have him over a barrel big time. He's stuck for life with the beard and her mother calling the shots.

by Anonymousreply 8September 15, 2023 5:54 PM

As long as he doesn't hook up with Irina Skank (Miss Bradley Cooper's ex baby mama), He can maintain the allusion that he is str8. Once Miss Tom Brady did that "fake Hook-up" with Skank, I believe he is GAY!! It's like hooking up with Olivia Wilde( another fake beard Queen)

by Anonymousreply 9September 15, 2023 6:33 PM

If these two kids can't make it...

by Anonymousreply 10September 15, 2023 6:48 PM

Love is dead.

by Anonymousreply 11September 15, 2023 7:03 PM

Next Up: Oscar performance with Lady Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 12September 15, 2023 7:11 PM

I'm available

by Anonymousreply 13September 15, 2023 7:12 PM

Vincent Gallo was right.

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by Anonymousreply 14September 15, 2023 7:15 PM

More like pursuing dicks in his butt.

by Anonymousreply 15September 15, 2023 7:18 PM

She always seemed more like a business manager than wife.

by Anonymousreply 16September 15, 2023 7:22 PM

Similar skill set for many marriages

by Anonymousreply 17September 15, 2023 7:32 PM

Countdown to Hugh coming out as bi/pan or queer......

by Anonymousreply 18September 15, 2023 10:23 PM

Shit is about to hit the fan. Expect a story… to be exposed soon.

by Anonymousreply 19September 15, 2023 10:27 PM

Now he can spend more time on Bryan Singer's private plane

by Anonymousreply 20September 15, 2023 10:30 PM

Yep, and it has to be a big one for them to finally give up faking it, r19.

by Anonymousreply 21September 15, 2023 10:59 PM

Page Six isn't being shy about bringing up that he's had to deny gay rumors. Are they so specific with other celebs? Why they picking on Hugh? They even have a photo of him in shirt with fruit on it to go along with the article.

by Anonymousreply 22September 15, 2023 11:38 PM

r20 r21 r22

by Anonymousreply 23September 15, 2023 11:41 PM

This is why I absolutely love DataLounge. We know shit!

by Anonymousreply 24September 16, 2023 12:06 AM

Well, now he can pursue penis without bringing his marriage into the mix. The true Boy From Oz.

by Anonymousreply 25September 16, 2023 12:10 AM

Why do you guys think Jackman is gay?

Because he started out in musical theater?

by Anonymousreply 26September 16, 2023 2:29 AM

Because he likes putting his dick inside other men and having men put their dicks inside him

by Anonymousreply 27September 16, 2023 6:28 AM

His wife left him for Tim Scott.

by Anonymousreply 28September 16, 2023 6:39 AM

R27, and you know this how? The gay rumors started when he played Peter Allen on the stage. Didn’t help that his wife was (is) older. Certainly he could be gay, but I’ve never seen any real evidence.

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by Anonymousreply 30September 16, 2023 12:50 PM

As much as he screams gay to me, there's never been a single gay encounter with him that I've read about on DL..

It's unlikely that he's gay and not a single guy has spilled the details anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 31September 16, 2023 1:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 32September 16, 2023 1:17 PM

The most you might get is Bi. But I am inclined to agree with R31 and R29.

by Anonymousreply 33September 16, 2023 1:24 PM

R32 you're a fucking loser.

by Anonymousreply 34September 16, 2023 1:25 PM

He’s trans

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by Anonymousreply 35September 16, 2023 1:28 PM

About 10 years ago there were nonstop rumors about HJ and his "business partner" John Palermo. When they "broke up" it was big news. They were hiding in plain sight. If you search around you will find many photos of Hugh and John frolicking together on the beach, at events, etc. Anyone who says there have never been rumors or evidence either doesn't know about or remember John Palermo.

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by Anonymousreply 36September 16, 2023 2:11 PM

I think Hugh is gay or bi, but not a slut.

by Anonymousreply 37September 16, 2023 3:59 PM

Will he phrase it the way Kevin Spacey did when he was forced out of the closet? "I have chosen to live my life as a gay man" or whatever ridiculous drivel he sputtered.

by Anonymousreply 38September 16, 2023 4:27 PM

I remember hearing a rumor that he’s a bottom — with women, though — and that he paid regular visits to a dominatrix at a certain underground club in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 39September 16, 2023 4:39 PM

R36 thanks, wasn't aware of that.

by Anonymousreply 40September 16, 2023 7:19 PM

Has he been seen out and about with a new much younger instawhore male friend yet?

by Anonymousreply 41September 16, 2023 10:00 PM

I think the rumors started because his wife was older, hefty and not attractive by the time he hit it big. And bio kids were presumably not on the table, a deal-killer for a lot of straight guys.

IIRC, she was still considered attractive when they met on the set of Australian TV series Corelli, and in Australia was a bigger name than he was.

Not sure if ABC iview can be accessed outside Australia, but check out the size of his arm in the pic for episode 3!

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by Anonymousreply 42September 16, 2023 10:50 PM

And Vincent Gallo helped things along by saying he could see into their apartment and that they never interacted

by Anonymousreply 43September 16, 2023 11:05 PM

A handsome man for sure, but as he is cursed by ittsy-bittsy teensy-teensy micro-nips I'm not attracted to him at all.

by Anonymousreply 44September 18, 2023 5:31 PM

It's sad that people can't live their lives for fear of losing a career....you have to want a career bad enough to push down your true feelings and happiness.

by Anonymousreply 45September 18, 2023 5:43 PM

R45, that's a lie!!!

by Anonymousreply 46September 18, 2023 5:59 PM

R29, See: Allen, Peter. Then take off your blinders.

The statement mentions that the isolation aspect of Covid-19 turned their "love into friendship."

AKA, it hit them both: Life is too short. We have enough money. Leave acting for the stage and not in RL.

by Anonymousreply 47September 18, 2023 6:05 PM

I think some shit is about to hit the fan, and they made the announcement ahead of it. Not sure exactly what ---but it seems like that, to me.

by Anonymousreply 48September 18, 2023 6:12 PM

R36, In his 2004 Tony acceptance speech, Hugh singled out the “incomparable” John Palermo.

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by Anonymousreply 49September 18, 2023 6:14 PM

John's bjs are incomparable!!!

by Anonymousreply 50September 18, 2023 6:20 PM

Unless you are a friend of theirs, why would you care? Is he going to fuck you? Are you going to fuck her? More importantly, will my theatre ticket seats at The Duke of York's Theatre to see Backstairs Billy in London in November be comfortable? Probably not.

by Anonymousreply 51September 18, 2023 6:20 PM

I’ve heard both reasons given by folks who think Jackman is really gay, though it’s usually gay men who offer up the “unattractive wife” theory and silly straight folks who think playing gay means you really are gay. Jackman is usually linked to his longtime assistant John Palermo with whom he and Jackman’s wife had started a production company. As evidence, folks frequently cite the fact that Jackman and Palermo reportedly exchanged rings engraved with the word unity, but according to Wikipedia, Furness also received a ring and it was to celebrate their company.

Queerty source

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by Anonymousreply 52September 18, 2023 6:23 PM

John Palermo is 45 years old and started his illustrious career as an an Assistant to Bryan Singer, then pivoted to being Susan Sarandon's assistant for a few of her late 90's films. Then he hit paydirt as Hugh Jackman's incomparable assistant who swiftly and suddenly became a producer on many Jackman projects. I must say his ascent is legendary and nothing to sneeze at. This couldve only happened at Jackman's insistence.

Kind of reminds me of Steve Antin's reinvention in Hollywood as a Director and screenwriter after doing time as David Geffen's secret boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 53September 18, 2023 6:24 PM

Who is he looking at???

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by Anonymousreply 54September 18, 2023 6:24 PM

Palermo was an assistant to Bryan Singer, too?

He probably knows where the bodies are buried

by Anonymousreply 55September 18, 2023 6:46 PM

Maybe they were a throuple and someone wanted to be a couple.

by Anonymousreply 56September 19, 2023 8:04 AM

He might be gay, but as he's passed his peak I've stopped caring.

by Anonymousreply 57September 19, 2023 10:34 AM

R51, Check your personal GPS; you've made a wrong turn.

by Anonymousreply 58September 19, 2023 10:46 AM

The truth about what broke the marriage up is more mundane: he’s been having an affair with Sutton Foster, his “Music Man” co-star. It’s been very sexual, Jackman’s wife made a fuss about it at one point, insisting that the two only interact on stage, and they abided by that (her husband Ted Griffin waited things out, hoping it would end). But their attraction has apparently persisted seemingly ending both marriages.

Does this mean he isn’t gay? I guess so. It doesn’t prove he’s not bi. Maybe the wife didn’t mind affairs with men which were merely sex exercises, but she greatly resented a sexual and emotional affair with a woman, and a well known actress and personality at that.

Jackman is 55. Furness is 67. Foster is 48.

by Anonymousreply 59October 14, 2023 1:55 PM


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by Anonymousreply 61October 14, 2023 2:08 PM

R59, I can almost guarantee they’ve never even seen each other naked.

by Anonymousreply 62October 14, 2023 2:11 PM

An affair with Sutton Foster is HARDLY proof of heterosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 63October 14, 2023 2:17 PM

R63, If only it were that easy.

by Anonymousreply 64October 14, 2023 2:21 PM

R59 You should write a novel! This is a great work of fiction.

by Anonymousreply 65October 14, 2023 4:43 PM

[quote]The truth about what broke the marriage up is more mundane: he’s been having an affair with Sutton Foster, his “Music Man” co-star.

I'm hearing this is true, that they're leaving their respective spouses for each other. Unexpected, to be sure. Once again, truth is stranger than fiction.

by Anonymousreply 66October 14, 2023 7:01 PM

Such chemistry.

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by Anonymousreply 67October 14, 2023 7:54 PM

I did find it odd that Deb did not accompany Hugh to the Tony Awards two years ago when he was nominated for The Music Man.

He sat in the audience with daughter Ava.

by Anonymousreply 68October 14, 2023 7:56 PM

Americans are fucking obsessed with the delusion that Jackman is gay. Because he is handsome and sings and dances.

Nobody thinks this in Australia. Lots of examples of hetero men in musical theatre. I know people who knew Jackman in his pre-celebrity days and he was a nice straight guy with girlfriends.

by Anonymousreply 69October 14, 2023 10:05 PM

“I know people who knew Jackman in his pre-celebrity days and he was a nice straight guy with girlfriends”

There’s absolutely no evidence to back up that.

Not a name, not a photo, not a first person testimonial, not even a mention of any romantic relationship in his life prior to Deb.

by Anonymousreply 70October 14, 2023 11:10 PM

[quote]Americans are fucking obsessed with the delusion that Jackman is gay. Because he is handsome and sings and dances. Nobody thinks this in Australia. Lots of examples of hetero men in musical theatre.

Umm, I really don't think the reason people think he's gay is because he's in musical theatre.

by Anonymousreply 71October 14, 2023 11:30 PM

[quote] There’s absolutely no evidence to back up that.

Well, except that I work at the university that he graduated from and know a couple of his former classmates. Incidentally, we worked out at the same gym a few years ago in Bondi. He's a local and people know him around here. There is not a single fucking whisper of anything gay in his pre-celebrity days but he was understandably popular with the girls.

Sorry Mary, not every hot celebrity is a closeted tortured homosexual, in fact, 99% are boring straight people doing straight things like having affairs with younger women.

by Anonymousreply 72October 14, 2023 11:58 PM

You’re so full of shit, I can smell you from here, R72.

by Anonymousreply 73October 15, 2023 12:15 AM

Had a long term male partner he exchanged rings with

by Anonymousreply 74October 15, 2023 12:30 AM

The "Never a whiff of gay rumors outside of DL" nonsense about Jackman is as strange as all the "What's it to you?" defensiveness in the Queen Latifah thread.

by Anonymousreply 75October 15, 2023 12:41 AM

I too, thought the rumors of Hugh being gay came about mostly because of the musical theater career and older frump wife. However, that was before he fell hard for John Palermo.

by Anonymousreply 76October 15, 2023 4:07 AM

[quote]Sorry Mary, not every hot celebrity is a closeted tortured homosexual, in fact, 99% are boring straight people doing straight things like having affairs with younger women.

You’re saying there’s a higher percentage of straight people in entertainment than in the general population? Are you sure of this, mate?

by Anonymousreply 77October 15, 2023 5:50 AM

R72, Hugh might have been less than open around you, your friends, and his college mates waaay before his fame. Acting, as it were. And handsome guys are usually "popular with the girls." But popularity doesn't mean heterosexuality.

Besides, we've seen this movie before. It starred Rock Hudson, Ricky Martin, Richard Chamberlain, John Travolta, Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde, and more.

Just a thought.

by Anonymousreply 78October 15, 2023 8:15 AM

[quote]As much as he screams gay to me, there's never been a single gay encounter with him that I've read about on DL..

Flying in a plane with Bryan Singer and a clutch of twinks seems like a gay encounter to me.

by Anonymousreply 79October 15, 2023 12:40 PM

I wasn't really onboard with Jackman as gay. There were possible signals, but whatever. Mostly it was his non stop oohing over his older wife that made me pause. Methinks the lady doth protest too much and all that. Now I keep seeing these planted stories online, likely from his PR team. Apparently he is writing a memoir that promises to reveal much, that he is going to be "honest with himself", and I just read that he is being very generous in dividing assets, on the condition that she sign an ironclad NDA. I though they were on such good terms. Well, it wont take long for it all to shake out.

by Anonymousreply 80November 7, 2023 11:25 PM

R80, reading all that stuff about Jackman's memoir gives me flashbacks to the Academy Awards and Bradley Cooper and Gaga. Like how they tried so hard to hype the possibility that they were a couple (nobody on DL believed that one, that's for sure). It sounds like they are really trying to hype the shit out of this memoir.

by Anonymousreply 81November 8, 2023 12:13 AM

I Feel bad for old frowzy Debra Furness. Hope she finds love. IMO if we're looking for a same sex relationship she may very well be the one to provide us with it.

by Anonymousreply 82November 8, 2023 12:55 AM

The matching rings worn publicly by Hugh and his really gay "business partner" convinced me.

Whatever happened to that partnership?

by Anonymousreply 83November 8, 2023 2:36 AM

As usual, I think posters are getting too hung up on the word gay. Mr. Bondi beach that insists Hugh is straight might want to consider the idea of bisexuality. Hugh could enjoy flirting with women, maybe fucking some, before slowly drifting towards men. It happens.

When people call him and many married closet cases gay, they usually mean open to same-sex action, or put another way, bisexual. Hugh is likely bisexual. We shouldn't have to get this technical on a gay website but here we are.

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