Hugh Jackman Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, Still Not Gay

People Magazine‘s named Australian triple-threat Hugh Jackman 2008’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ and you won’t hear us arguing. Usually, we don’t care about this sort of thing, but while most of the questions people ask about Jackman are things like “What do you wear to bed” (nothing/since scaring the nanny: boxer briefs), the market rag asks Jackman to address the persistent gay rumors:

“Gay, gay and gay…. When I played [flamboyant Australian entertainer] Peter Allen [on Broadway in ‘The Boy from Oz’], Deb saw the show about 50 times. She said the most infuriating times would be in the bathroom because all she’d hear is, ‘Is he or isn’t he gay?’ And she used to call out from the stall, ‘He’s not gay! I’m telling you he’s not!’ And there would be silence until someone said, ‘I think that’s his wife!’ ”

Actually, the interview makes us want to live through Mrs. Jackman vicariously, especially when Hugh admits that she really likes to play dress up with him He tells People:

“She loves the idea of me coming home in costume because it makes her feel like she’s having an affair in a good way. When we met, I was cast as a prisoner with tattoos and she’d say, ‘Don’t take your tattoos off tonight!’… But what works best with her is the stockbroker.”

Which is exactly what we would do if we had an animate life-size Hugh Jackman doll in our house, too.