Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer are celebrating Russell’s 45th birthday and their sixth wedding anniversary today.
The couple were married on April 7, 2003 at Russell’s 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, Australia. The wedding ceremony took place in a domed chapel built on the property for the wedding of Russell’s brother one year earlier. Following the vows, the couple honeymooned on the East coast of Queensland making stops in Mackay and Rockport.
How They Met: Russell and Danielle met in 1990 while filming “The Crossing.” The couple dated on and off for 13 years and stayed in touch when they weren’t together.
Proposal Story: Russell proposed at Darcy’s restaurant in Sydney on November 26, 2002. He presented Danielle with a Cartier engagement ring worth more than $100,000. The couple celebrated with a bottle of Shaw & Smith sauvignon blanc. Crowe later posted a message on his website about Spencer saying, “I feel a great need to wake up with her as many days of my life as I can.”
On Marriage: Russell tells GQ magazine, “I’ve got a really strong relationship with Dani that has a scaffolding of years underneath it, and I’ve started to recognize that the things that were important were the ways that we shared particular attitudes toward certain things, and the way that we could laugh about certain things. You know, I’m really young at this marriage thing, but there’s some quite wonderful things that come into your life with marriage, and we discuss it quite regularly, because we feel ourselves growing closer together.
Read more about Russell and Danielle’s wedding.