Russell Crowe: Gladiator actor
We just can’t stop getting enough of Russell Crowe. He has been trending for years after the process of divorcing his ex-wife, Danielle Spencer. The divorce proceedings came to an end just this month. Daily Mail reported that Russell Crowe looked downcast in Sydney and he was seen drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette a day after divorcing Danielle Spencer. Another publication reported that he was actually celebrating his divorce and even did that with a tweet. But all in all, he is finally a free man and ready to mingle. Crowe also auctioned some of his belongings and raised about $3.7 million. Crowe knows the entertainment industry like the back of his hand. He is an actor, film producer, and a musician all wrapped into one. Although he was born in New Zealand, he has spent most of his life in Australia. Crowe’s popularity grew after he starred in “Gladiator” and the role earned him some prestigious awards including an Academy.
The 54-year-old Russell Crowe was born in Wellington, Strathmore Park and he is the son of Jocelyn Yvonne and John Alexander Crowe - the couple were film set caterers. His father also had another job of managing a hotel. Crowe’s maternal grandpa, Stan Wemyss, used to be a cinematographer who was called an MBE for filming footage of World War II. His grandfather from his father’s side, John Doubleday Crowe, hailed from Wales. Crowe himself is a mix of different ancestries and he is a cousin of Martin Crowe, former New Zealand cricket captain, and Jeff Crowe. He is also the nephew of a cricketer, Dave Crowe. The actor has even built a cricket field and named it after his uncle. When he was four years old, his family moved to Sydney, Australia where his parents attended the same class pursuing a career in set catering.
While in Australia, Russell Crowe, who was just six, was hired for a line of dialogue in “Spyforce” for one episode and starred alongside Jack Thompson. The actor also had a brief role in the serial TV show, “The Young Doctors.” The actor attended Vaucluse Public School and moved to Sydney Boys High School later on. After he turned 14, his family moved back to New Zealand where he and his brother Terry attended Auckland Grammar School with his famous cousins Jeff and Martin Crowe. Russell Crowe went to Mount Roskill Grammar School for his secondary education. After he turned 16, Crowe left high school and went to follow his dream of being an actor. He started by being a musician in New Zealand and performed in the 1980s. He moved to Australia when he was 21 and the rest is history. The actor is known for his roles in “Gladiator,” “Robin Hood," “A Beautiful Mind,” “Cinderella Man,” and “The Next Three Days” that have made him a decent net worth.
Russell Crowe divorce auction was worth millions
Russell Crowe divorced Danielle Spenser officially some few days back and decided to commemorate the end of that marriage with a divorce auction in the past weekend. He managed to make an impressive $3.7 million from the property. In the catalog sent by Sotheby’s to prospective buyers for its most recent “The Art of Divorce,” there were images of the items that were meant to be sold including an antique violin, a replica Roman chariot, a leather jockstrap and cover of Russell Crowe, an international movie star, dressed in a tuxedo and holding a tumbler of scotch up.
Crowe planed for the auction to happen on April 7 which is his birthday and would be his 15th anniversary with his ex-wife, Danielle Spenser. The actor put himself right before the story affecting him and played the final stage of the divorce for the maximum effect of the divorce auction. The divorce auction actually sold itself for the better part of it. Russell Crowe offered public access to a huge collection of his personal valuables and also memorabilia. In this century when people are crazy about fame and owning things that belonged to the celebrities, who wouldn’t want to have the breastplate of Maximus hanging on his office wall?
The auction was streamed live on the world’s leading social media platform, Facebook, not Instagram, and was orderly and well planned. The highest bidder got what Crowe once owned, but some got the impression that Crowe with his Rolex watches and art was not having enough space in his house and was throwing things away. The Facebook feed of the divorce auction opened with a reading, commencing shortly. The screen had some cartoonish dollar signs passing across the screen before the cover of Russell Crowe with his tuxedo emerged. The music was played with the antique violin the actor used in “Master and Commander” with the violinist explaining the unique features and quality it had.
He celebrated his divorce with a tweet
It’s safe to say that Russell Crowe is back on the dating market. He posted on Twitter that he had officially become divorced and thanked the linesman and the ball boys hilariously. The actor was married for 15 years to the sassy Daniele Spenser, but she and he fell apart in 2012. After his divorce, he set up his own divorce auction and marketed it all on social media, including Instagram. Crowe was pretty hand-on while the curation process was going on. He took care of the music, designed the setup and got actively involved with everything happening.
According to Guy Cardiff, the pair split amicably and he said that not many people would see it that way, but it was one of the best ways to move on. During the divorce auction, there were rumors circulating that Russell Crowe was dating Australian radio star who is also an actress, Fifi Box, but the actor took to Twitter and Instagram to deny the rumors. This is to show that the “Gladiator,” “Robin Hood," “A Beautiful Mind,” “Cinderella Man,” and “The Next Three Days” actor is not moving to relationships really soon.
But he looked a little bit downcast though
Even after selling so many items and the most prized items he had, Russell looked like he still had much on his mind. The actor looked a little downcast as he sipped some coffee and smoked a cigarette in Sydney’s Bondi this past Tuesday and then went to watch his sons play basketball. Russell looked worlds away from his 2000 glory days and decided to wear a casual black Ralph Lauren polo shirt and striped shorts as well as some designer sneakers.
The star looked like he was enjoying his caffeine drink and his hair looked like it was windswept. Russell Crowe revealed through his Twitter account that his divorce from Danielle Spencer had been finalized the day before, over five years after the marriage came to a halt. Danielle and Crowe began an off-and-on relationship after their first meeting on the set of the 1989 movie, “The Crossing.” The former couple exchanged their vows in 2003 and have two sons, Charles, 14, and Tennyson who is 11. They called it quits in 2012.
Danielle currently lives in the home of the former couple situated in Sydney’s Rose Bay, which The Sunday Telegraph reported that the property had been transferred to her name last year in December.
Facts to know about the actor and his net worth
He was old romantic in his marriage
Crowe was dating “Proof of Life” co-star, Meg Ryan in 2000 and they had a brief romance before it ended and she went ahead to marry Dennis Quaid. Russell Crowe realized himself and the actress were not going to work and he decided to pursue his relationship with Danielle. He said in an interview that he was thinking about marriage and he didn’t have any time for second thoughts. The “Gladiator,” “Robin Hood," “A Beautiful Mind,” “Cinderella Man,” and “The Next Three Days” actor said that he thought about marrying Danielle the first time he met her.
Russell Crowe didn’t seem to care about the split
Perez Hilton reported in 2012 that Crowe was burying his head in the sand by making himself busy in his work, but the whole thing was highly exaggerated. Danielle’s ex husband was just bush-bearded and all smiles with cameras rolling on set. He was shooting a movie in Long Island. The movie in question was the Bible epic, “Noah” which was directed by Darren Aronofsky.
His ex wife was intimate with her dance partner
While she was a participant on Australia’s “Dancing with the Stars”, it was rumored that Danielle and her dance partner, Damien Whitewood, were not just friends but lovers. Pictures of them together began to surface online and the two were seeing being quite close and rumors about her marriage with Crowe began to surface. Crowe responded by meeting his now ex-wife at the Sydney airport and gave her some love before the cameras and the paparazzi. At least Crowe didn’t let the media split him apart with his wife.
Russell Crowe denied dating Fifi Box
New Idea ran photos of Crowe and Fifi Box spliced together and reported that they were in a romantic relationship and put their photo together on the cover with a caption stating that Russell and Fifi were so in love. Inside the magazine, Crowe’s and Box’s love lives were written in different articles with Box’s story focusing on her relationship with Damien Richardson. She confirmed that she dated Richardson, her “Neighbours” co-star last year. Crowe went to his Instagram to deny the rumors once and for all. Box's radio team, where Box works, sent a message through their Instagram page where they confirmed that Box was not in a relationship with Crowe.
His net worth
Russell Crowe has a net worth of $95 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He has made his net worth from starring in big movies such as “Gladiator,” “Robin Hood," “A Beautiful Mind,” “Cinderella Man,” and “The Next Three Days.”
Even after his divorce, the actor still looks cheered up and happy. That is all that matters and the fact that they all agreed to end the marriage.