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Russell Crowe’s ex-wife, Danielle Spencer, reveals that she gave up her career to raise their children

Danielle Spencer says she prioritized raising her sons over her music and acting career, while ex-husband Russell Crowe was quickly becoming a Hollywood star.

The 51-year-old, who divorced 56-year-old Russell in 2018, told this week Stellar that she felt that one parent should stay at home for their children.

She told the magazine, “It was hard because I always felt we both couldn’t work to keep our family together and there came a time when I had to prioritize the kids, where to go and their education .

Keeping Mother: Danielle Spencer (pictured) told this week's Stellar that she prioritized raising her sons over her music and acting career while her ex-husband Russell Crowe was quickly becoming a Hollywood star

Keeping Mother: Danielle Spencer (pictured) told this week’s Stellar that she prioritized raising her sons over her music and acting career while her ex-husband Russell Crowe was quickly becoming a Hollywood star

“It was clear that Russell’s career became gangbusters and I just thought,” This is not my time. ” I absolutely love being a mom and I wouldn’t change anything, but I didn’t feel I could prioritize my career there for a while. ‘

“The kids needed a parent present,” added the former Home and Away actress, who lives in Sydney with her children.

Danielle’s last official film or TV credit, a role on the TV series BeastMaster, was in 2000. She also appeared in a short video in 2009.

Confession: The 51-year-old, who divorced 56-year-old Russell in 2018, told this week’s Stellar that she felt one parent should stay at home for their children. “The children needed a parent present,” she said. Shown in 2019

Danielle explained, “Russell’s career was gangbusters and I just thought,” This is not my time. ” I absolutely love being a mom and I wouldn’t change anything, but I didn’t feel I could prioritize my career there for a while. Pictured with their sons Charles and Tennyson in 2010

The All Saints actress and singer last released an album in 2010, Calling All Magicians.

Her first album, White Monkey, was released eight years earlier, in 2002.

Danielle further tells the magazine that the pair are still friends and see each other as ‘family’ despite their split.

Danielle says the couple are still friends and see each other as' family 'despite their split:' The marriage ended, but that didn't mean our friendship ended.  We've had a vacation together in the past and we like to sit down and chat, ”she said.  Shown together in 2011

Danielle says the couple are still friends and see each other as' family 'despite their split:' The marriage ended, but that didn't mean our friendship ended.  We've had a vacation together in the past and we like to sit down and chat, ”she said.  Shown together in 2011

Danielle says the couple are still friends and see each other as’ family ‘despite their split:’ The marriage ended, but that didn’t mean our friendship ended. We’ve had a vacation together in the past and we like to sit down and chat, ”she said. Shown together in 2011

“We have a lot of respect for each other and I consider him a member of my family,” she said.

The marriage ended, but that didn’t mean our friendship ended. In the past we had a holiday together and we can sit and chat. ‘

The Pacific Drive actress and Oscar-winning actor fell in love when they starred together in The Crossing in 1989, and the pair had an on-off relationship for years.

Back then: Danielle and the Gladiator star fell in love when they starred together in The Crossing in 1989 and the pair had an on-off-off-again relationship for years.  Depicted in 1991

Back then: Danielle and the Gladiator star fell in love when they starred together in The Crossing in 1989 and the pair had an on-off-off-again relationship for years.  Depicted in 1991

Back then: Danielle and the Gladiator star fell in love when they starred together in The Crossing in 1989 and the pair had an on-off-off-again relationship for years. Depicted in 1991

About: The couple had a nine-year marriage, divorced in 2012 and divorced in 2018. They share two children Charles, 16, and Tennyson, 14. Photographed in 2002

About: The couple had a nine-year marriage, divorced in 2012 and divorced in 2018. They share two children Charles, 16, and Tennyson, 14. Photographed in 2002

About: The couple had a nine-year marriage, divorced in 2012 and divorced in 2018. They share two children Charles, 16, and Tennyson, 14. Photographed in 2002

The couple had a nine-year marriage, divorced in 2012 and divorced in 2018. They share two children, Charles, 16, and Tennyson, 14.

Danielle does well with her four-year-old friend, Adam Long, who tells Stellar that he is “a very gentle, gentle soul.”

She added that they have “a very easy relationship” and “a lot in common” – but she tells the magazine that she doesn’t know if she will get married again.

Happy: Danielle is doing well with her four-year-old art dealer friend, Adam Long, who tells Stellar that he is “a very kind, gentle soul.” Shown together in 2016

After dating in early 2016, a source told Daily Mail Australia that Adam was Danielle’s “ quintessentially artsy type she’s going for. ”

“He’s typically her, very arty, and she likes that type,” the girlfriend revealed at the time.

“She is very happy, it is still quite early, but she is satisfied. And Russell is apparently pretty cool with it. He has accepted that they will not meet again. ‘

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week’s Stellar magazine

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