It is common knowledge that Russell Crowe’s long-running Hollywood career boasts of 3 consecutive Best Actor Oscar nominations for The Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001). The multitalented Hollywood star has also recorded notable acting credits in blockbuster films like Les Misérables (2012), Robin Hood (2010) and Noah (2014). However, how much do you know about the private life of the prolific actor and filmmaker? Find out all there is to know about Russell Crowe’s dating history; his relationships over the years, ex-lovers, past marriage, divorce and other juicy details.
Russell Crowe’s Relationships Through the Years
Marriage to Danielle Spencer
Russell Crowe’s most notable relationship yet is his marriage to Australian-born actress Danielle Spencer. Their relationship dates way back to 1989 when the duo co-starred in the Australian romantic drama film The Crossing. Their on-again, off-again romance lasted through the early 1990s before they parted ways. After a long hiatus, the couple got back together in 2001 and the following year, they announced that they had gotten engaged.
Crowe and Spencer eventually tied the knot on April 7, 2003, on the former’s 39th birthday. Their wedding ceremony was held in a purpose-built chapel on Crowe’s ranch house located in the hamlet of Nana Glen, New South Wales. On the 21 of December 2003, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Charles Spencer Crowe. The couple also welcomed their second child on July 7, 2006, a son named Tennyson Spencer Crowe.
However, after 9 years of marriage, Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer got separated in October 2012. In March 2015, Crowe made hints at a possible reconciliation, however that never came to pass. Though the divorce proceedings lingered for a really long while, the marriage between Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer was officially dissolved on April 9, 2018, bringing a total end to their 9-year marital union.
Interestingly, Russell Crowe held a “divorce-themed” auction sale tagged ‘The Art Of Divorce’ on April 7, 2018, in which he sold off most of his most-prized possessions from his past marriage. The auction coincided with the now-estranged couple’s wedding anniversary and was hosted by Crowe as a form of therapy from the heart-wrenching process of divorce. Crowe’s ex-wife Spencer initially thought the idea was a joke, however, when she realized that he was serious about the idea, she donated some of her own unwanted possessions for the auction. The Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor realized a whopping $3.7 million from the sales.
Among Russell Crowe’s high profile romantic involvements is his 2-year romance with Hollywood actress Meg Ryan. The duo hooked up sometime in 1999 after meeting on the set of the film Proof of Life. Though relatively shortlived, their affair generated a great deal of controversy owing to the fact that Ryan was at that time, still legally married to her now ex-husband Dennis Quaid. However, Ryan insists that her marriage was technically over by the time she got involved with Crowe.
Since 2016, rumors have been swirling of a possible romance brewing between Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin, popular American-Australian wildlife conservationist and founder of Australia Zoo. There have been several overt displays of deep admiration between the duo, however, they both insist that there is no romantic coloration to their friendship. Their vehement denials have not deterred the rumor mongers as there have also been speculations on a number of occasions that Crowe and Irwin have plans of getting married.
Russell Crowe has equally been linked with several other celebrities including fellow Hollywood A-lister Nicole Kidman, American burlesque dancer, and actress Dita Von Teese as well as Love Child actress Sophia Forrest. However, the actor has also shut down the rumors insisting that he is “just friends” with these ladies.
Who is Russell Crowe Dating?
Following his eventual split from his ex-wife Danielle Spencer in April 2018, rumors emerged that Russell Crowe had gotten together with another woman. It was also widely reported that the relationship actually began several months before the divorce was finalized, however, the Hollywood star had chosen to keep it low-key away from the prying eyes of the media.
Owing to the secrecy of his supposed new relationship, there were several speculations about the identity of Russell Crowe’s new-found love. It was initially widely alleged that Crowe’s mystery lover was Australian broadcaster and actress Fifi Box, however, Crowe personally debunked the rumors. Until Crowe reveals his new lover to the public, the rumor mills will keep spinning. However, one thing is certain, the Gladiator star definitely doesn’t want to spend his old age alone.