Russell Crowe breaks silence after marriage split

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012, 13:48 PM IST

London: Russell Crowe, who recently separated from his wife of nine year Danielle Spencer, has thanked a fan for her support in the wake of his marriage split and revealed his pain over his time apart from his sons.

The 48-year-old actor did not speak about the split until a kind tweet from a fan prompted a response.

The fan named Sarah tweeted “Heard about your separation today. I said a prayer for you and your family.”

“Hey Sarah, that was very kind of you. Thank you for your thoughts,” the Sun quoted Crowe as tweeting.

The ‘Gladiator’ star also revealed his pain at missing his sons, when he re-tweeted another post.

“This morning I’m sending out positive connective energy to any dads who are separated from the kids they love,” he tweeted.

He also hit out at “haters” who posted on his Twitter accounts.

“Hey haters..Every min u are harrassing me is another min u are distracted from spewing hate at people who are less resolute. Haha,God bless,” he tweeted.

The estranged couple met 22 years ago on the set of ‘The Crossing’ and got married in a chapel on their farm in Australia in 2003.

Crowe’s filming schedules and time away from the marital home is thought to have caused the split.