Russell Crowe: Buying a Rugby Team 'Probably Cost Me a Marriage'

Russell Crowe admits that sports and marriage don’t always mix.

The actor said in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning that buying his Australian rugby team in 2006 probably put a big strain on his marriage to Danielle Spencer, 49.

Do You Recognize Russell Crowe?

Who’s that man with the long beard and grey hair? Could it really be strapping Australian Russell Crowe?

Yep! The actor’s newly disheveled appearance might make it seem like he’s fallen on hard times, but Crowe is just getting seriously into character for an epic role as Noah – as in the Old Testament figure with the ark.

Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer Split: Report

More than 20 years after the couple met playing lovers in the 1990 movie The Crossing, Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer may not have their Hollywood happy ending after all.

What's Happening!! Star Danielle Spencer-Fields: Paralysis Changed My View of Animals

After she was paralyzed eight years ago, child star turned veterinarian Danielle Spencer-Fields – who played bratty little sister Dee on the late-’70s sitcom What’s Happening!! – feared she might never walk again.

Spencer-Fields had been suffering from spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on nerves (doctors believe it could stem from a childhood car accident). Unable to move her legs after surgery to treat the condition, Spencer-Fields, 46, fell into a deep depression as her numbness turned into unmanageable, chronic back pain.

Russell Crowe, Danielle and Charlie at game

Actor Russell Crowe, part owner of the Rabbitohs, his wife Danielle and their son Charlie, 3, attend the round seven NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Warriors at Telstra Stadium.

Russell Crowe heads to the park with wife and son

Australian actor, Russell Crowe, was spotted at the Sydney Botanic Gardens with his wife and son Charlie last week. Russell, Danielle and Charles (“Charlie”), 3, were there for an open air pantomime performance of The Wind in the Willows, while Tennyson, 6 months, stayed home.

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Russell Crowe relaxes with his family in Sydney

by CBB correspondent Katherine:

Actor Russell Crowe, 42, was recently spotted at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia this past weekend. He was pictured with his wife Danielle, 36, and their son, Charles, 3. Russell is to be awarded with the Excellence in Entertainment Award by the Penfolds Icon Black Tie Gala for giving Australia more recognition in the United States.