It is common knowledge that Russell Crowe’s long Hollywood career has included 3 Oscar nominations for best actor in a row for The Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000), and A Beautiful Mind (2001). The multi-talented Hollywood star has also achieved remarkable acting success in blockbuster films such as Les Misérables (2012), Robin Hood (2010), and Noah (2014). But how much do you know about the private life of the productive actor and filmmaker? Find out everything about Russell Crowe’s relationship history; his relationships over the years, ex-lovers, past marriages, divorces, and other spicy details.
Russell Crowe’s Relationships Through the Years
Marriage to Danielle Spencer
Russell Crowe’s most remarkable relationship to date is his marriage to Australian-born actress Danielle Spencer. Their relationship dates back to 1989 when the duo starred in the Australian love drama film The Crossing. Their recurring romance lasted until 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 were engaged.
Crowe and Spencer finally tied the knot on April 7, 2003, the 39th anniversary of their marriage. Their wedding ceremony took place in a specially built chapel at Crowe’s Ranch House in the hamlet of Nana Glen, New South Wales. On December 21, 2003, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Charles Spencer Crowe. On July 7, 2006, the couple also welcomed their second child, a son named Tennyson Spencer Crowe.
However, after 9 years of marriage, Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer were separated in October 2012. In March 2015, Crowe gave hints of a possible reconciliation, but this never materialized. Although the divorce proceedings took a long time, the marriage between Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer was formally dissolved on April 9, 2018, which put an end to their 9-year marriage.
Interestingly, on April 7, 2018, Russell Crowe held an auction entitled “The Art Of Divorce” at which he sold most of the most valuable possessions from his previous marriage. The auction coincided with the wedding anniversary of the now estranged couple and was organized by Crowe as a form of therapy against the heartbreaking process of divorce. Crowe’s ex-wife Spencer initially thought the idea was a joke, but when she realized that he was serious about the idea, she donated some of her own unwanted possessions to the auction. The Oscar-winning Hollywood actor made a whopping $3.7 million from the sales.
Among Russell Crowe’s high-profile romantic entanglements is his 2-year romance with Hollywood actress Meg Ryan. The duo met in 1999 after they met on the set of the film Proof of Life. Although their affair was relatively short-lived, it caused great controversy because Ryan was then still legally married to her current ex-husband Dennis Quaid. However, Ryan insists that her marriage was technically over by the time she got engaged to Crowe.
Since 2016, rumors of a possible romance have been circulating between Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin, the popular American-Australian animal rights activist and founder of the Australia Zoo. The duo has openly expressed their deep admiration on several occasions, but both insist that their friendship has no romantic tinge. Their vehement denials have not deterred the rumor mill, as there has been speculation on several occasions that Crowe and Irwin have plans to marry.
Russell Crowe has also been associated with several other celebrities, including his Hollywood A-list colleague Nicole Kidman, American burlesque dancer, and actress Dita von Teese, and Love Child actress Sophia Forrest. However, the actor has also put a stop to rumors that he is “just friends” with these ladies.
Who is Russell Crowe’s Dating?
After his final separation from his ex-wife Danielle Spencer in April 2018, rumors surfaced that Russell Crowe was dating another woman. It was also widely reported that the relationship actually began several months before the divorce was finalized, but the Hollywood star had chosen to keep it secret from the prying eyes of the media.
Because of the secrecy of his alleged new relationship, there have been several speculations about the identity of Russell Crowe’s newly discovered love. Originally it was widely claimed that Crowe’s mysterious lover was the Australian broadcaster and actress Fifi Box, but Crowe personally exposed the rumors. Until Crowe reveals his new mistress to the public, the rumor mill will continue to spin. One thing is certain, however: The gladiator star does not want to spend his old age alone under any circumstances.