The Gladiator star has been getting some hard-hitting advice from his mate.
They’ve filmed summer’s biggest blockbuster Les Miserables together – but miserable is the last thing Hugh Jackman wants his friend Russell Crowe to feel. Woman’s Day’s sources have revealed that Hugh has made it his mission to not only cheer up his longtime mate in the wake of Russ’s split from Danielle Spencer, but to help him get his marriage back on track.
“I know both men well and Russell is deeply depressed,” says our close insider. “Hugh called him the day the news broke about Russell’s divorce.” And it seems that Hugh – who with wife Deborra-lee Furness is an advertisement for marriages surviving Hollywood pressure – has been counselling Russell ever since.
“Right now, Danielle does not want to see him during the two-week hiatus Russell has in his shooting schedule. She will let him see his boys but she wants no face time with him,” our source says. “Russell is so heart-sick that he’s stopped eating and can’t for the life of him get a full night’s sleep. This breaks Hugh’s heart.”
Hugh paid Russell a visit on the set of Winter’s Tale in New York recently to check on his progress. And it seems Russ is willing to do whatever it takes to win Danielle and their two children back.Hugh – who refuses to be away from Deb and his children for more than two weeks at a time – is the perfect person to offer advice.
Read more about Hugh's advice for Russell in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday December 31, 2012.