In October, word got out that Russell Crowe and his wife of 9 years Danielle Spencer had split, mostly because of his hectic schedule. Today, rumor has it that he’s been seeking solace in the arms of stunning burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese.
Officially, Crowe is yet to even address talk of marital problems but the tabloids are having a field day hooking him up with famous – and gorgeous – women.
PageSix reports that the actor and Von Teese, who was once married to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, are having a very hot fling right now which includes, among others, getting couple’s massages.
“Russell Crowe has been sharing some intimate rubdowns with burlesque goddess Dita Von Teese, sources tell us,” the celebrity publication writes.
“The ‘Les Miserables’ star, who split from his wife, Danielle Spencer, in October after nine years of marriage, was spotted holed up with the pin-up gal at the Four Seasons Hotel in December, and they even got a romantic couple’s massage together at 6:30 a.m., says the source,” adds the same media outlet.
Further indication that they’re an item can be found on their respective Twitter feeds, if we’re to believe the e-zine.
Not only are these two following each other, but he’s also retweeted some of the naughty things she posted in the past – which PageSix labels “flirting.”
“Last year, Crowe retweeted her posting ‘Dressage. Was measured for bespoke blk patent boots w/my name stamped on the heel... But under whose bed did I leave my Hermes riding crop?’,” the e-zine writes.
Crowe also retweeted Dita’s post saying, “Giving airport security a lesson in garter belts this morning.”
Oddly enough, though Crowe has used his Twitter feed before to shut down rumors about his personal life, including reports that he was dating Billy Joel’s ex-wife Katie Lee, he’s yet to say anything on this fresh round.
[Update, January 16, 2013]: Russell has denied any romantic involvement with Dita, saying, "Dita Von Teese is brave, smart, sweet and elegant. She is a friend of mine. Who wouldn't want friends like that? Friends, not lovers."