Russell Crowe Splits With Wife

Separates from Danielle Spencer after 9 years

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 14, 2012 11:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Let's hope no phones fly: Academy Award-winning hothead Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, are reportedly splitting after nine years and two children together, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Though long considered among the more solid Aussie celebrity couples, the split is said to be amicable and due in large part to Crowe's hectic filming schedule. Spencer, who quietly pursued her own career, had recently appeared on the Australian equivalent of Dancing With the Stars. “All that stuff has nothing to do with me as a person,” she once said of Crowe's celebrity.

Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer arrive for the premiere of the film Robin Hood in Cannes, France, Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer arrive for the premiere of the film "Robin Hood" in Cannes, France, Wednesday, May 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mark Mainz)
Russell Crowe, with Danielle Spencer, and children Charles and Tennyson Spencer Crowe, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, April 12, 2010.
Russell Crowe, with Danielle Spencer, and children Charles and Tennyson Spencer Crowe, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, April 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer attend the world premiere of American Gangster at the Apollo Theater, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 in New York.
Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer attend the world premiere of "American Gangster" at the Apollo Theater, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Oprah Winfrey chats with Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer while sailing on Sydney Harbour, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.
Oprah Winfrey chats with Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer while sailing on Sydney Harbour, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/Harpo Productions Inc., George Burns)
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