London: Danielle Spencer, who has split from Russell Crowe after nine years of marriage, is expected to walk away with a settlement predictably estimated at 25 million dollars, it has been revealed.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the decision to separate is amicable with both parents committed to protecting their boys.
The couple has two children together, Charles, 8, and Tennyson, 6.
The 48-year-old actor is said to have thrown himself into work as a result of the devastating break-up, the Mirror reported.
It continues that the children will remain with the 43-year-old Australian actress while her now-estranged husband continues filming the biblical epic ‘Noah’ in the US.
The news of their split is expected to be a massive shock to showbiz types in Australia as they were believed to have had a steady marriage.Even though there were rumours surrounding their relationship in June, the couple quickly acted to show unity.
The duo first met 22 years ago on the set of ‘The Crossing’, where they began a romance before splitting up when the ‘Gladiator’ star went overseas to pursue fame.
In their time apart, Crowe had a high publicised love affair with Meg Ryan before returning to Australia to rekindle his relationship with Spencer.
They married in a purpose built chapel at the actor’s farm in April, 2003 after he proposed a year prior.