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07/01/2013 11:00 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Hugh Jackman Gay Rumors: 'Wolverine' Star and Wife Express Frustrations on Australian '60 Minutes'

Hugh Jackman wants you to know he's not gay and he wishes you would stop asking.

In a recent interview with Australia's "60 Minutes," Jackman and his wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, expressed frustration over the constant rumors about the actor's sexuality.

Jackman, who in the past has starred as the flamboyant lead of the Broadway show "The Boy from Oz," finds the accusations, as flattering as they are, frustrating. He also just feels bad 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!'"

Furness just finds the questioning "offensive."

"If he was gay, fine, he would say he's gay," she said. "It's annoying because it's not true."

This isn't the first time Jackman has spoken out about how the rumors affect his wife.

In February the actor told The Hollywood Reporter the speculation "bugs" his wife and he revealed she has a hard time ignoring whispers about his alleged homosexuality. "She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'"

The "60 Minutes" interview also features adorable exchanges between Jackman and his wife who fell in love when they co-starred on the TV drama, "Correlli" in 1995. The couple discusses how their lives changed after the "X-Men" films, how their kids, Oscar and Ava, are not too impressed with superhero dad, and how much in love they still are after all of these years.

Jackman is currently reprising his role as Wolverine for both the new solo Wolverine movie, due out July 26, and the wildly anticipated X-Men sequel, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" due out in 2014.

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