Top Stories
Cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy - Just Jared Spotlight

Hugh Jackman is the Best Man

Hugh Jackman is the Best Man

Leading man Hugh Jackman takes on A supporting role as best man on Saturday at the wedding of his personal trainer Michael Ryan and Zoe Bingley-Pullen at St. Marks Anglican Church in Darling Point, Sydney Australia.

“I am very proud to be best man to this guy,” the Australia star said. “It’s going to be a very exciting day and there are lots of surprises he doesn’t know about.”

Hugh, 38, was accompanied by his loving family — Deborra-Lee Furness, 47, Oscar, 7, and Ava, almost 2.

“It was amazing,” Hugh said after the ceremony. “I’m absolutely honored and proud to be Michael’s best man, he’s been my best friend for close on 20 years.”

For 40+ pictures of Hugh Jackman as best man, click here! Wink.

Like Just Jared on Facebook
hugh jackman best man 01
hugh jackman best man 02
hugh jackman best man 03
hugh jackman best man 04
hugh jackman best man 05
hugh jackman best man 06
hugh jackman best man 07
hugh jackman best man 08
hugh jackman best man 09
hugh jackman best man 10
hugh jackman best man 11
hugh jackman best man 12
hugh jackman best man 13
hugh jackman best man 14
hugh jackman best man 15
hugh jackman best man 16
hugh jackman best man 17
hugh jackman best man 18
hugh jackman best man 19
hugh jackman best man 20
hugh jackman best man 21
hugh jackman best man 22
hugh jackman best man 23
hugh jackman best man 24
hugh jackman best man 25
hugh jackman best man 26
hugh jackman best man 27
hugh jackman best man 28
hugh jackman best man 29
hugh jackman best man 30
hugh jackman best man 31
hugh jackman best man 32
hugh jackman best man 33
hugh jackman best man 34
hugh jackman best man 35
hugh jackman best man 36
hugh jackman best man 37
hugh jackman best man 38
hugh jackman best man 39
hugh jackman best man 40

Photos: Pacificcoastnews.com/Carlos Costas, Splash News Online
Posted to: Ava Jackman, Celebrity Babies, Deborra Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Oscar Jackman, Shirtless

JJ Links Around The Web

John Parra/Getty

47 Comments

# 1

he blinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# 3

can anyone show me one pic where his wife dont looks like a homeless????

# 5

By the way it looks like it was a beautiful day, must have been a lovely wedding.
I also like Deborra’s shoes, DOES ANYONE KNOW which brand they are?

# 6

Jared, fix hugh-jackman-best-man-08.jpg, you didnt crop it correctly

# 7

Hugh is certainly in the top 5 hottest men on the planet! It looks like a lovely day for everyone.

# 8

He certainly seems to be a very attentive father and devoted family man…nothing sexier than those qualities in a man!

# 9
mrs grated cheese @ 05/19/2007 at 12:36 pm

omg jared! how did you get him to wink like that??

Toronto via La @ 05/19/2007 at 2:10 pm

You know I was watching 20/20 last night on ABC and they were discussing taboos, and one of the topics was when one spouse looks better than the other one and how society doesn’t accept, I know every and me at first thought what is Hugh Jackson doing with her, he obviously looks better, were so accustomed to equally beautiful couples, like brad and angelina, but when we see couples like this where one spouse definetly looks better than the other, we automaticaly get uncomfortable, it shouldn’t be this way

she does look like a mess. why would you dress like that for a wedding?

I think Deb shoud be dressed better,because it was a wedding not a walk to the park..it´s not appropriate for the occasion…it´s definitely not good at all!!

That same show on 20/20 last night about taboos also did a feature on gay actors in Hollywood not coming out because they will never get work as romantic leading men. I noticed Hugh has his “business partner’s” ring on his right hand. Before I get attacked, I’ve met Hugh and think he’s a wonderful person and a very talented stage performer, I just don’t put him on a celebrity fairy tale pedestal.

Oh shut it, Hilary.

Hugh is in love with Deb and I am glad that he is since it shows he’s a person who is not the typical superficial flakes that are a dime-a-dozen in Hollywood. As he ages, he will not look as good as he does now so I am sure he and Deb will not feel as ostracized.

However, I think it’s ridiculous that people think they are an odd couple at all. They look quite loved up and adoring of one another….we should all be so lucky to have love like that.

oh no i thought i was crazy when i saw him blink but then i realized he really winks!

I agree with Hilary. So what if he’s gay or bi. That isn’t a negative. We all have a right not to buy into the fairy tale lives that some people think these celebrities have. We don’t know who he is or isn’t in love with. It doesn’t matter. He’s a wonderful, charming, talented person, with or without a relationship.

Thanks for all the beautiful photos, Jared. Hugh looks very dashing in his suit. He is obvivously very happy to be with his friends and beautiful family and very much in love with his wife (regardless of what anyone else thinks). I especially like the one of Mr. and Mrs. Jackman nose to nose, it is just so sweet.

I think he is gorgeous!

Deb ALSO wears a “partnership ring” as you call it, Hilary, not just Hugh. John bought them for the three of them when they formed Seed Productions. God, I hope I live long enough to see the day when a person’s sexual orientation just does not matter. Obviously it does matter to you, Hilary. You say you think he’s a good performer but you think he’s a liar, judging by your comment. But Mr. Jackman doesn’t owe any of us a declaration of his sexual orientation. Nor does any other famous person, for that matter. Once performers step off the stage or off the set, they owe us, the paying public, NOTHING in the way of details or accountings of their private lives. Actors should be treated like any other profession is treated (I don’t see the public being all nosy about whether or not their doctors or accountants are gay), but alas, humans being the base, shallow creatures they are fairly regularly in matters like this, that probably isn’t ever going to be possible.

And for the folks who continually slam Deb, who is a wonderful woman and one heckuva talented performer/director in her own right, lay off! What, you think if you badmouth her enough, Hugh will leave her and you might have a chance with him??? SHEESH. She’s got him, she’s had him since 1995, and you don’t and won’t, so just give it a rest with the wife-bashing, okay? Yes, you’re aaaaall entitled to your opinion, but frankly a lot of us were brought up to hold to heart the old adage “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

How about if all you hypercritical harpies post your photos on the internet for everyone to take potshots at.

Hugh has a lovely family. Nothing fairytale to buy into – two happy, in-love adults with two cute kids. No nannies, no hangers-on. They are so refreshingly normal!

Deborah is obviously getting something out of whatever relationship they have. 2 kids, economic stability, emotional intimacy and please god physical intimacy. We do not know what goes on behind closed doors. Whatever they have at home or abroad is working for them. That is all that matters. When it stops working, then Jared will be the first to tell us with the best pictures.

As a keen observer of this adorable little family for a couple of years now (and I freely admit that. I think he’s an extrodinary talent and that they are an extrodinary couple), I’ve come to a conclusion and that would be; Deb is ecsentric. Meaning; she marches to the beat of her own drum, she isn’t a victim of what is fashionable or trendy. She does her own thing; wears the clothes she wants, wears her hair the way she wants and if others don’t care for that, that is their problem (Diane Keaton is the same way and she’s been ridiculed for years). And that my dears, is called confidence and a sense of very high self esteem. Something that women are so lacking in today because we are being fed false images of beauty that we can never measure up to. I know that alot of you think she should toe the line and go the glamour route. But you see, some are just not fru-fru glam girls. I’ve lived in Hollywood and NYC on and off throughout my life and have connections to the industry and let me tell you, if you could see some of our more beautiful actresses walking around in their everyday lives with no make up and baggy clothes, you wouldn’t recognize them. They look just like you and me. And I’ll tell you something else. Hollywood could come and take any one of us and do our hair and our make up and put us in the right clothes, with proper lighting and a great photographer, and we too could grace the cover of Vouge (and it doesn’t matter how big your nose is, how bad your skin is or how much you weigh. They’re magicians and they could do it). IT’S ALL AN ILLUSION. Kate Winslett recently made the comment that she has been complemented many times because of that gorgeous nude scene she did in Titanic (where Jack was drawing Rose). She laughed and said, ‘with the make up and lighting and positioning, it took five hours to get me to look like that.’ She also said, ‘I’ve got a flabby stomach and my nipples are pointing south. I’ve had two children who’ve fed from those breasts, so what do you want from me?” I thought that was hilarious and incredibly honest. We are fed enhanced images of these women and none of them look in person the way they do on the screen or in photo shoots. But you buy it as truth. I’ve just thought of another example.

Once upon a time there was another actress -who like Deb- had her own look and the namesayers be damned and her name was Katharine Hepburn. When she wasn’t working she wore no make up WHATSOEVER, piled her hair up on her head willy nilly and ran around town in what was then called, dungarees. She said women would come up to her and tell her right to her face…”you look like hell.” And she would just grin and say…”oh I do look ghastly, don’t I?” And then go on her way. She was her own person, as is Deb.

Non-comformity should be celebrated, not mocked. If we could just learn to accept people for who they are rather than what they look like. We finally have a spouse of a big male star who looks like a normal woman and instead of applauding that, you tear her apart because she doesn’t look like the other Hollywood wifes. And btw, are any of you aware of Mrs. Jackman’s humanitarian endeavors? They are extrodinary. She may not look like a glamour queen, but she is making a difference in this world. Are you? And apparently her off the charts gorgeous husband likes her just the way she is. You know, some men prefer woman who are not glam girls; who aren’t solely wrapped up in their hair, their make up, their clothing and their weight. Alot of men find women like that, insecure and shallow. Some men want a strong, confident woman and could care less if she looks like Miss America. Deborra Lee Furness is an amazing woman and Hugh Jackman is one lucky man. AND HE KNOWS IT!!!

As for Hugh’s ring…
I attended a Hollywood premiere where it was revealed the signifigance of that ring. On the red carpet he was asked about it. And here’s what he said. ‘My business partner designed one for me, my wife and himself to symbolize the unity for our fledging production company.’ Now think about it. Hugh Jackman is no dummy. He is very aware of the rumours that swirl around him and John. If that ring were an intimate gift from John, HE WOULD HAVE NEVER BROUGHT JOHN’S NAME INTO IT!!! He would have said something like, ‘it’s a gift from my wife or I wear it in honor of my daughter or some such thing.’ Remember, in Hollywood leading men try to bury their gayness. They don’t announce to the world that their openly gay business partner (of whom people suspect that he is involved with), just gave him a ring.

Use your heads. Think. I swear, you guys just read this sh*t, form firm opinions and then come back around and stir the pot some more. Oh well, I suppose we all need a hobby.

Very well said, Rob and Davilyn! I have seen Deb half a dozen or more times in person, she’s quite lovely. Many photographs do not do her justice. As for her hair and style, read Davilyn’s remarks.

Brava, Davilyn! Very well said! :-)

Boy, the Jackman-Furness defense team is out in force tonight! I don’t really care if the marriage is a sham or not, but Deb doesn’t just “have her own unique style”, she’s just a poorly groomed mess. That doesn’t really matter either, but their poor son is dressed like a street urchin. I’m sure they could afford to dress him appropriately for the occasion, but the poor child looks like a clown. How is he ever going to learn, if the parents don’t teach him? It’s just not very respectful of the bride and groom, IMO.
*donning flame-retardant suit, now*

Thank you very much for those compliments. I realize that at times I can come off sounding like the ruler of all time, space and dimension, and for that I apologize. It’s just that you listen to this crap long enough, and you just want to scream.

I’ve observed this business all of my life and I’m telling you, the Jackmans are the real thing. The problem is, we’ve been forced fed so much crap for so long now, that nobody seems to know what the real thing looks like anymore. So, we don’t trust it. It can’t be real. It can’t be true. There must be something wrong with it. No married couple could be that happy. Let’s pick it apart, shall we?

And I’m not stupid and I don’t look at them through rose colored glasses and I’m not trying to say that they walk on water or that they’ve never have a fight. My god, they’ve been together a dozen years now, have two kids and pretty much live like gypsys because of his career. I’m pretty sure they’ve gone a few rounds now and again. But they’re not fakes. I’ve observed them both up close. I’ve listened to what those who know and work with them have to say and if they are faking their lives, then they are two of the greatest actors on the planet. Give them both an Oscar.

And one more time from the cheap seats. If their lives together are a sham, then why continue on with it? If she’s the beard who’s been providing the cover, but is fueling the speculation about him, then why doesn’t he end it and move on? He’s made it. He doesn’t need her anymore. He can go find another more “suitable” wife (perfect face, perfect body, perfect age) and then maybe the talk will go away. If he is trying to bury homosexuality in Hollywood, that is EXACTLY what he would do and what he would have done shortly after stardom hit, some seven years ago. But no. He goes and has another child with her and then, makes her an equal partner in his production company. If this relationship is a sham, that means it could break apart at any moment and if it does, there goes half his professional life. He’d either have to buy her out or dissolve the company. You don’t go into business with people if your relationships are built on sand.

As for John. The misconception there is, they met, became involved, Hugh hired him as his assistant and was then rewarded by being promoted from assistant to business partner. WRONG as some think this all happened in a very short amount of time. They met in 1999 when Hugh began filming the first X-Men. John was director, Bryan Singer’s assistant. He was hired as personal assistant for the Jackmans two years later and after working together for FIVE years, they (the three of them), formed Seed. This personal and professional relationship grew in increments. And yes, they do have a personal relationship. Hugh as said many times that John is their friend.

And think about it, with the proliferation of the papparazzi into the lives of the famous, if Hugh and John were really involved, wouldn’t you think that at least one questionable or somewhat incriminating photo of them would have surfaced by now? Something? Anything? It’s funny. You hardly ever see photos of Hugh and John together, unless it’s in a professional capacity. No walking in the park or seated together in a resturant. No. All we see are pictures of him with that woman and those kids; in the park, at the beach, in a grocery store, casually walking down a NYC street. THEY’RE ALWAYS TOGETHER. Why isn’t he ever with his boyfriend? And especially now when they’ve got the cover that they’re business partners. They should be able to be seen all over the place together because now they’re running a company.

Think people. Think.

No flame retardant suit required. Everyone is entitled to share an opinion, whether it’s over the top praise or snake spitting venon.

I’ve been reading Jared’s blog for some time now, but never posted until recently. I would read the nasty, catty comments about the Jackmans and want to say something, but hesitated. I think it’s when I began to understand that this blog is very widely read, that I felt another voice needed to be heard about this family. So, I’ve started writing.

Some say that when you respond to the negativity, that you only encourage it. That it’s best to just ignore it and it will go away. I beg to differ as I would venture to say that most of the discourse on the internet is negative in the extreme (it sometimes feels like this is where alot of the angry, bitter and envious come to vent) If someone says something that you disagree with and you just let it lie there, you’re complicit in their remarks. By saying nothing, you are in essence, agreeing with them.

I do not agree with the people who question the validity of this family and I will not let unfounded rumour and innuendo go by. I will say something. I’ve gotten a little snarky in some of my postings and for that, I do apologize. I’ll try to do better. I’m not here to insult anyone. But I do enjoy a good back and forth.

Now I’m going to ask a question and I’ve asked it several times around here the past little while and no one will venture forth with an answer. I’m asking it here again because this is the latest thread and there seems to be some activity. Here’s the question.

If, as some of you claim, that Hugh Jackman is gay and Deborrah Lee Furness is his beard and their marriage is a sham and his real lover is John Palermo (here it comes, here’s the big question)…

Why did she marry him back in 1996 before he became ***HUGH JACKMAN***? What was in it for her AT THAT TIME to enter into such an arrangement; to marry an unknown, no money to speak of, gay actor? She was a name actress in Australia. Why would she do this? She had no way of knowing what was waiting for them just a few years up the road. No one did. Why did she marry him? He had nothing to offer her then except for one thing; his love. They didn’t even have enough money for a wedding. You know how they paid for it? They sold the rights to exclusive photos to some Australian magazine and not because of Hugh. Deb was the star marrying a good looking, just starting out, actor.

But why would she do this? He wasn’t a star then and therefore, why did he need cover? Why did he need to go to the extreme of marrying someone to cover up homosexuality when he didn’t even know if he’d be successful as an actor? What kind of sense that make? I know that some have said that she’s a mentor or a mother figure. Okay. Maybe. But that still doesn’t answer the question of why she married him THEN. Once the stardom hit and he needed cover? Okay. That I could buy. But not before.

Can anyone answer this question for me? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Frye?

Perhaps she saw the potential in HJ – and he saw her formidable capacity for marketing! Together they understood that they could build the power-trademark HJ! And they are veery good at it, and that´s absolutely nothing wrong with that! And I am sure they like each other too lol!

I totally agree with ROB and DAVILYn. That’s all I’ve gotta say.

Her formidable capacity for marketing? Then why the hell didn’t she market herself into bigger stardom? She is one hell of an actress and back in the eighties, she was one hot little number. She became a very big star in Australia with Shame, but somehow couldn’t “market” that into stardom along the lines of Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchette, Naomi Watts, even Toni Collette and Rachel Griffins aquired more international reknown as actresses than Deb. And she’s every bit as good as those I’ve named. Why didn’t she market herself instead of waiting for some cute little gay boy with some potential to come along so that she could ride his coattails to fame?

And besides, in that business, you don’t marry potential. If you’re looking to move up, you marry that, which is already on the road to success.

Sorry. Wrong answer. Holds no water. NEXT!!! Step right up. Don’t be shy.

Davilyn,

I love your response. You are one of the few posters on the JJ that can think logically and can write succintly.

It’s nice to read a post with some intelligence to it.

Thanks

Aww. Thank you Lucy. Sometimes I just think I’m full of hot air. But I do have my opinions and I’m not afraid to voice them. It’s just that I’ve just been listening to this garbage about these people for so long, that I finally said, “enough.” But thank you so much for that compliment.

So…anyone else want to take a crack at answering that question for me? I’m not a hard ass and if someone can show me something, anything -on any subject- that makes sense, I can change my mind.

Is this ms Day on a crusade rotflmao!!!

Amanda? Were you referring to me? My name is Davi, not Day (although I like Day too. It’s nice).

And no. No crusade. Just tired of reading over and over and over, unsubstantiated, mud-slinging gossip about someone that I probably have more interest in than I should. I admit it. I’m nuts about him. Just like the mother before me who was nuts about Clark Gable and loved him until the day she died, I’ll probably go into the ground singing the praises of Hugh Jackman. So sue me. Some people watch a half a dozen soap operas a day, some eat their way to 400 lbs., some have to watch EVERY football game on Sunday, some live, breath and die with whatever sports team they follow, some need to have sex with 12 different partners a week and I happen to adore Hugh Jackman and Deborrah Lee Furness. We’ve all got something. And it’s okay. And for the record, this is my first “real” celebrity crush, since adolesence (at first I felt a little silly, but then I thought, ‘what the hell, it’s fun’). Maybe it’s because I’ve seen him perform live several times and goofed when the curtain came down and I’ve also spent more than a few minutes, chatting with his wife. They are lovely, lovely people. Down to earth, not full of themselves and kind and gracious to people. And you hear this about them -from those who have had an encounter with them- over and over and over. Why? Because it is true.

What I find interesting is that, you will not take a crack at that question I asked, but…you will come back and take a shot at the person who asked it? Isn’t that interesting? No answer, huh? Allrighty then.

C’mon. All you so quick to call them frauds. Back up your opinions with something concrete. And you want to know what really bothers me? I could care less what his sexual orientation is as it will never touch my life. What bothers me is that, the accusers are calling him a liar. And the irony of that is, he is probably the most honest, candid star to come down the pike in ages. Sometimes the things he tells on himself. I just shake my head and laugh.

But no. No crusade. Just opinionated, passionate about those things I care about (and Hugh Jackman isn’t the only thing on the list. He’s just the cutest. LOL) and long winded. But let me repeat my name for you. It’s Davilyn and when you see that I’ve posted, just put you finger on the key and scroll on by. It will only take you a second or two. Aalthough with my postings, it may take a bit longer. (sorry ’bout that).

No I thought about the au publicist ms W. Day lol lol!

Oh, I am so sorry Amanda. And embarrassed too. I thought you were taking a little swipe at me. Not that I don’t need a swipe or two to the head now and again, just to put me and my high falutin’ opinions in their place.

I do not know who this Ms. Day is. And again, I do apologize for assuming you were commenting about me.

Hey Jared — I just love that wink!! Ha, ha, ha! I didn’t catch it at first.

Really cute. ;D

I liked the wink as well.

I did wonder why only Hugh was winking. Did you just get the software, or his picture the only one you thought to use it on?

I agree with rob and DAvilyn…I think this people who come here to say these kind of things shoud trying to do something else instead of coming here and judging hugh!!
It´s so ridiculous,he´s very happy with his childrens and his lovely and BEAUTIFUL wife,let people be happy…go find something good to do…STOP coming here ok??
If you don´t like him…DON`T COME!!!
’cause i LOVE hugh and his FAMILY and i always get really happy to see new pics of him and his family!!!

I love Hugh Jackman,and it`s hurts to read all this BULLSHIT about the look,and about “oh”the kid`s are adobt,YES,I do not see the problem?I hope Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness go to have a very long happy marriage,and see, sweet Oscar and lovely Ava grow up,in this wonderful little family.I hope, I never go to see Hugh sad.And about the ring,can a man not have,a ring,from a friend?Deb have the same,from John Palermo,who into the seed productions.ALL THIS BULLSHIT,ABOUT THE GAY RUMORS.I GO CRAZY.HUGH JACKMAN IS NOT GAY.over and out.G´day

Davilyn,
I applaud your comments and agree with you 100% – well done.
In answer to your question however – although I do not believe it I have heard rumours that Deb is also gay and that he was in fact her ‘beard’ (or whatever the corresponding term is). That would give her a so-called motive for marrying him I would suppose, other than the fact that he is witty, charming, talented and normal! It would also explain their adopted children.
Having said that I must reiterate that I DO NOT believe this at all, I’m just adding another discussion point to this interesting ‘debate’.
I also find it hard to believe that if he was trying to stay ‘in the closet’ that he would have chosen to take on the role of Peter Allen in TBFO – surely that would be stupidity in it’s extreme for someone who wished to avoid gay rumours! And we all know that one thing Hugh is NOT, is stupid!
Discuss!

Marnie:)

I absolutely love this family! They seems of genuine and loving. Is Deborah infertile or something which is why they’ve adopted? As much as I love them, it’s a shame Hugh will never be able to spread his good looking genes.

Oh boys!! Stop! Hugh is beautiful! He is the best actor of the world. The end. AAAAAAA

from JANET CHARLTON gossip site 09/12

Blind Item

This handsome, athletic leading man has a slightly older wife who lives with their children far from Hollywood. The actor is often on location where he leads a secret double life. This actor fell hard for a 26 year old sexy Italian production ass’t on one of his movies and gave him a top job – running his production company! Not only is the good looking young man getting a fat salary, but he’s got perks – he’s listed as associate producer on the star’s movies. People are starting to get suspicious about their relationship and it could harm the actor’s career. Worst of all, the actor doesn’t know that the Italian has fallen hard for a Calvin Klein model he met at a Geffen party. Heartbreak dead ahead.

Love picture #8

There was an interview with HJ in the (UK) Daily Telegraph recently where he spoke about how he knew the moment he saw her he wanted to marry her, how he hated the way she was treated by people trying to get to him once he was famous, the terrible time they had with miscarriages and IVF before they adopted. It was quite clear he loves her very much.

Perhaps given his childhood it isn’t a suprise he was attracted to an older woman but it is so horrible that society is so shallow that it can’t believe that he could love someone perceived as less attractive than him. I mean I think she looks fine though I don’t care for the outfit and I always thought black was a nono for a wedding.

I imagine that a lot of these great hollywood beauties are hell to live with but that isn’t so obvious…

840789 155641An fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe which you need to write read a lot more about this subject, it will not be considered a taboo topic but typically everybody is too couple of to communicate in on such topics. To yet another. Cheers 778754

Comment and Share!








You have of 5,000 characters left.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here