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Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer reportedly separate

October 15, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla

Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer have separated after nearly 10 years of marriage, according to Australian media reports.

Rumored reasons for the breakup include his hectic filming schedule -- which has also been cited as an effect of their relationship woes, rather than a cause. Also mentioned: Her friendship with Damian Whitewood, her partner on the Aussie version of "Dancing With the Stars," which saw them out to concerts and more outside of rehearsals. 

The "Les Miserables" actor and the musician may have been living in separate homes for the last year when Crowe wasn't off shooting films, friends of the couple told the Sydney Telegraph. He has recently been in New York shooting "Noah."

Spencer could walk with a minimum of $25 million based on the couple's prenup, said the Sydney Morning Herald, which first reported the split. However, Crowe has reportedly earned about $150 million since they've been married, so that number could grow by quite a bit.

Crowe, 48, and Spencer, 43, have two sons together, Charles, 8, and Tennyson, 6. They met more than 20 years ago while working on a film.

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