85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsHugh Jackman can’t seem to shake the gay rumors. The 44-year-old Australian actor has had to put up with the rumors for most of his acting career, despite being happily married to his wife for over 17 years. As reported by The Inquisitr on July 1, Jackman is fed up and pretty much annoyed that the gay rumors haven’t gone away.

In fact, the star of the upcoming movie “Wolverine”, says if he was gay he wouldn’t have a problem admitting it and find the rumors more frustrating for his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, who he met back in 1995 on the set of the TV drama “Correlli”.

Furness finds the questioning of her husband’s sexuality to be “crazy”. She spoke about the rumors on “60 Minutes” Sunday night saying:

“It is just wrong, it’s like, it’s a lie…It’s just offensive. If he was gay, fine, he would say he’s gay. It has gotten so out of whack…It’s stupid, and yeah, it’s annoying, because it’s not true.”

It has gone beyond flattery. Jackman is a sexy man and perhaps the rumors are a result of wishful thinking . Like other male celebrities such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Simon Cowell, Jackman may never shed the gay rumors.

In the meantime Jackman is preparing for the summer release of his latest movie “Wolverine”.