Who are Russell Crowe’s two sons Charles and Tennyson?

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Russell Crowe is an Australian icon. He was born in New Zealand but spent 10 years of his childhood in Australia before moving here permanently at the age of 21. 

Russell made his name through his starring roles as a police detective in the thriller L.A. Confidential and Jeffrey Wigand in the drama The Insider. However, he became even more well-known following his role in Gladiator, in which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2000.

Russell has two children, Tennyson and Charles, with his ex-wife Danielle Spencer who he married in 2003. Russell and Danielle split in 2012, however, their divorce wasn’t finalised until 2018. 

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Unfortunately, Russell hasn’t been able to spend much time with his children over the years… he has talked about this in the past.

“As you know, I’m divorced now, and like many other blokes who are out there listening, I have limited time with my kids. I don’t get to wake up with them every day,” he told Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa.

“And I get them every year between December 27 and January, so if you expect me to do anything, anything, I don’t give a s*** what it is in that time that doesn’t include my children, well you can go and whatever.”

In 2016, Russell spoke to Sunday Style about how he and Danielle co-parented the boys when they were little.

“They live in Sydney with their mum and if I am in the city I get to have them on weekends,” he said at the time.

“They are still young enough that even though we have our own bedrooms in the places where we live together, they choose to sleep in the same room as me.

“There is nothing cooler than being that close to your kids. One of my greatest fears is that over time they won’t want to spend all of their school holidays there with me. Because that is the best part of my year, when I have them to myself.”

Charles Spencer Crowe (Credit: Instagram)

Charles Spencer Crowe

Russell Crowe’s first-born son, Charles, 20, was born on December 21, 2003 in Sydney. In November 2021, Danielle posted about Charles graduating high school. “Wow.. Charles Spencer Crowe graduated from High School today!” she wrote.

“Time is flying way too fast. 😳So proud of you. Love you beyond words Charlie ♥️.” For his 20th birthday which he celebrated in December 2023, Danielle also took to Instagram to share a birthday tribute. “Charlie Spencer Crowe is 20 years old today! 🤯,” she wrote.

“Happy Birthday, my darling. There are no words to convey just how much I love you♥️♥️♥️🥳.”

Tennyson Spencer Crowe (Credit: Instagram)

Tennyson Spencer Crowe

Rusell’s youngest, Tennyson, 17, was born on July 7, 2006, in St Leonards. Despite being only 17, there is speculation that he has proposed to his long-time girlfriend Jess Renshaw. An insider recently spoke to New Idea about Russell’s feelings towards the marriage.

She is a sweetheart and it’s pretty clear that she has swept Tennyson off his feet,” the source said.

“But Russell will certainly be a little surprised if it’s true that his 17-year-old son it getting engaged. It’s nothing to do with Jessa, but just that Tennyson is just a kid.”

Scroll for more photos of Charles and Tennyson over the years…

January 2024 (Credit: Instagram)

Danielle shared this rare photo of Russell with Charles and Tennyson in January 2024. 

“My lads and their Dad ! Love this photo,” she wrote. 

July 2023 (Credit: Instagram)

Danielle shared this throwback photo of the boys to Instagram while they were away holidaying with their dad! “Missing my lads! ( who are a little older than this now),” she wrote. 

“They are off on a fabulous holiday with their Dad, and I am a tiny bit envious.. 😭😁♥️♥️♥️.”

April 2023 (Credit: Instagram)

Danielle also shared this heartfelt message to Instagram for Russell’s birthday, which also was their wedding anniversary. 

“Twenty years ago today, I married the father of my boys,” she wrote. “While it is no longer our anniversary, it is still that guy’s birthday. Happy Birthday @russellcrowe.”

March 2023 (Credit: Instagram)

Though we don’t often get to see recent pictures of the boys or of Russell with the boys, Danielle loves to post throwback pictures to Instagram. 

“This old family photo just popped up🥰,” she wrote. “Looks like we’re having fun ♥️.”

October 2021 (Credit: Instagram)

Danielle did share this photo of Charles and Tennyson towards the end of 2021. Chalres would be 17 while Tennyson would be 15 at the time. 

April 2020 (Credit: Instagram)

They’ve grown up so much!

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