Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer

Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have separated after nine years of marriage, according a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The split is said to be amicable for the couple, who have two sons together, 8-year-old Charles and 6-year-old Tennyson. Crowe, 48, and Spencer, 43, met 22 years ago on the set of the film The Crossing. He proposed to Spencer, a musician, in 2002 and they quietly married at a chapel at Crowe's farm in Nana Glen, Australia in April 2003. The two have been based in Australia ever since, with their two children attending school in Sydney.

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Crowe will next be seen alongside Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables. Spencer competed on the most recent season of Australia's Dancing with the Stars.

Before settling down with Spencer, Crowe also dated Meg Ryan after the two met on the set of Proof of Life.