Fans appear to have cracked the mystery of Hugh Sheridan’s former spouse.
The actor revealed last week that they had been secretly married for nine years to a fellow entertainment figure, but stopped short of revealing their identity.
Flocking to news.com.au’s Facebook comments, many speculated that the mystery actor to whom Hugh tied the knot was Dynasty star Rafael de la Fuente.
The Daily Mail came to the same conclusion, reporting today that Rafael and Hugh had been dating for several years, though Hugh had not publicly come out.
A further clue on Instagram seemingly solidifies the theory, with Hugh commenting “I do” with an engagement ring emoji on one of Rafael’s photos from 2019.
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The Packed to the Rafters star revealed the juicy secret on Jessica Rowe’s Big Talk Show after a decade of keeping it under wraps.
Hugh, who uses they/them pronouns, said the wedding took place on July 11, 2011.
“I can’t say their name because they were in the same industry, so. Couldn’t really be specific about that, but I was married,” he said.
“We were solidly together for about seven and then the last couple we were travelling a lot and it got too hard and, but we’re still very good friends.”
Explaining why it was kept secret from everyone but family and friends, they added: “I think privacy is personal and I think most people should be entitled to it.
“I was finding increasingly, if you don’t speak out about your private life, people can assume that you’re ashamed or that you’ve got some sort of an agenda or that you are denying other people their self expression by not talking about it.”
Apparently, they were officially divorced a few years ago.
Last year, the actor came close to tying the knot again, but announced in November that their engagement to ex Kurt Roberts was off. It came after a whirlwind eight-month romance.
“I didn’t think it would be right to not say ‘Happy Birthday’ to an amazing and caring human, but also not be false cause whether it’s right or wrong; transparency is what I promised you all,” they wrote at the time.
“For now we didn’t make it, but we tried very, very hard, I’m so sorry for us that it wasn’t easy and I’m sorry for the added pressure.”
Sheridan opened up on some of the reasons behind the split, revealing their busy work schedule, the death of their father Denis aged 74 and the pandemic had all made things difficult for the pair.
“In retrospect, having a first public relationship, that public, that fast, might’ve been too much pressure on us,” Sheridan wrote.
Originally published at www.news.com.au