Star actor Russell Crowe says the South Sydney Rabbitohs cost him his marriage with Danielle Spencer.
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The 51-year-old took control of the then-struggling NRL club in 2006, and despite finally tasting premiership glory in 2014 Crowe says the effort he put into the club came at a massive personal cost.
Crowe’s admission came during a wide-ranging interview with US television show Sunday Morning on CBS.
“No, it’s not a bad business decision at all. But it’s taken a lot of work, and it’s probably cost me a marriage,” Crowe is quoted as saying by News Corp.
“It took a lot of work, man, you know? It took a lot of work, and I already had an extremely busy schedule.”
Crowe’s nine-year marriage with Spencer ended in 2012, with the couple having two sons together.
The pair reportedly remain friends however and were pictured watching the Rabbitohs’ 2014 grand final triumph together./\
The Hollywood star has recently been linked to a takeover of English football club Leeds United, with Crowe reportedly supporting the club since childhood.
Despite enjoying success in the early 2000’s, Leeds suffered massive financial issues and were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2003/04 season.