Russell Crowe insists on keeping family together amidst dating rumours

Washington: Russell Crowe has rubbished reports that he has embarked on a new romance with Billy Joel’s ex-wife Katie Lee following his rumoured marriage breakdown, insisting that he is dedicated to keeping his family together.

The ‘Gladiator’ star has spent a large part of 2012 on film sets far away from the Australian home he shares with his wife Danielle Spencer and their two young sons, Charles and Tennyson.

The heavy workload allegedly took its toll on his personal life, causing the couple to split in October.

Neither Crowe nor Spencer has directly addressed the break up claims, but the actor posted a telling tweet online in November, revealing he regrets taking on so many jobs back to back.

“Starting on another film set tomorrow. I need to go home and be with my children. Cannot believe how fkd (f**ked) up my schedule has become this year,” Contactmusic quoted him as writing.

Earlier this week, an article in the New York Post suggested Crowe had moved on from his troubled marriage and into the arms of Tv chef Lee - but the actor has slammed the unfounded reports in a new Twitter post, in which he also vows to get his personal life back on track.

“As soon as I finish this job and can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together. These latest reports are false and cruel,” he wrote.