Terri Irwin will be shocked by these photos showing Russell Crowe in the arms of another woman.
Friends of the Australia Zoo boss have spoken out about the intimate snaps, which show the Gladiator star and his gorgeous, young hairdresser – who is wearing a wedding ring – sharing a hug.
This bombshell comes just as Russell and Terri were preparing to walk the red carpet at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in LA, with the couple making plans to go together.
Now, 52-year-old Terri tells friends she ‘doesn’t know what’s going on with Russ’ anymore after seeing the new photos.
‘Russell is adamant that it was nothing more than a friendly goodbye with his hairdresser, who he’s known for years,’ says a pal.
‘Russ has made no secret of his admiration for Terri and the work she does in the name of her late husband Steve.
‘However, it’s not that she thinks anything is going on between them, she just doesn’t know what to think.
‘The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner is a big deal and Terri is keen for it to go on as smoothly as possible.’
The photos show 53-year-old Russell and the pretty blonde speaking fervently while she cut his hair at Sydney’s The Little Barber Shop, before they gave each other a fond farewell outside.
Wrapping their arms around each other, the pair looked very friendly, and they smiled and shared a warm goodbye.
But while Russell has laughed off the photos to Terri, telling her they’re ‘nothing to worry about’, Terri can’t shake the feeling that this could be the beginning of the end.
‘He’s this huge Hollywood star and she’s just a hard- working mother-of-two who’d rather be in the wilderness with crocodiles than living the high life,’ says the pal.
‘Russell has always worked really hard to convince Terri that he is a genuine good guy. But seeing Russ with a gorgeous, young blonde brought up some feelings of insecurity.’
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