Making it rain on them hoes, for real. Russell Crowe is the latest in a long line of Hollyweird divorces and he stands to lose a fortune in the split!
UK’s Daily Mail details his financials in a recent story about the couple’s divorce:
There has been speculation in showbusiness circles that the stress of Danielle Spencer being left alone in Sydney to care for their two young sons while Crowe worked away at his demanding acting commitments in Los Angeles had damaged what many saw as the perfect marriage.
But it is also being suggested by friends of the couple that 48-year-old Crowe was shattered to learn that his 43-year-old wife had found affection away from the TV lights in the arms of her Dancing With the Stars partner, Damian Whitewood, 38.
She and Whitewood were seen out on the town together in June, sparking speculation that she had turned to him because of loneliness.
Both she and Crowe dismissed rumors that the friendship had harmed their marriage and several days later they kissed passionately in front of the cameras at Los Angeles airport.
Whether it has been Russell Crowe’s long absences from his wife or her friendship with Whitewood that has brought about the couple’s plans to divorce, Miss Spencer’s financial future is assured.
Even before the Gladiator star picks up a multi-million pound pay cheque for the next six Hollywood movies he has been lined up for, Miss Spencer is expected to receive a ‘conservative’ divorce settlement of $32 million.
Aside from receiving a chunk of Crowe’s movie money – due to her because a pre-nup agreement is understood to have stated they had to remain married for at least three years for her to be entitled to a share – there are numerous other investments that Crowe has.
He has a share in Sydney’s Rabbitohs football club and a gymnasium in the heart of the city. His beef production company sells to upmarket butchers and top restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne.
And then there are his properties, which are estimated to be worth at least $48 million. There is the Rose Bay mansion and a $16 million penthouse at the end of a wharf beside Sydney harbour which was ranked in 2003 as Sydney’s most expensive apartment.
Crowe also owns prime farmland on the north coast of New South Wales, the district where he and Miss Spencer married in 2003. He also has apartments in the Kensington suburb of Sydney and he owns a pub in northern New South Wales.
Their children, Charles, aged eight, and Tennyson, six, have been cared for, with a reported $3.2 million trust fund set up for each of them.
Crowe’s representative in Australia, Grant Vandenburg said yesterday that there was ‘no comment’ about the split, which is said to have been confirmed by a spokesperson for Miss Spencer.
Crowe has six films coming out in the next 12 months – The Man with the Iron Fists, Les Miserables, Broken City, Man of Steel, Noah and Winter’s Tale.
Miss Spencer is often credited with being a calming influence on her New Zealand-born husband.
And she was careful with her words when Crowe was involved in a phone-throwing incident at a New York hotel seven years ago, after he was unable to get through to her.
‘I’m not condoning his behavior,’ she said at the time. ‘I don’t want to make excuses for him because I’m certainly not. ‘But I do understand when you’re apart that the loneliness kicks in.’
Well divorce is certainly hard, but just think how much easier this split will be considering she can dry her tears with cold hard cash…
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