Russell Crowe Dating Dita Von Teese? Actor Says They’re Just ‘Friends’

Recent rumors have suggested that Lis Miserables co-star Russell Crowe is currently dating pin-up girl Dita Von Teese. However, the actor says this simply isn’t the case.

Although Crowe split from his wife of nine years back in October, sources suggest that the actor has wasted no time finding another romantic interest. According to the New York Daily News, the Gladiator star and Dita Von Teese have been spending quite a bit of time together in recent days.

In fact, a few anonymous individuals have stated that the pair were seen receiving couple’s massage together at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York last December. Crowe also reportedly retweeted a few of Teese’s posts, including one about the model’s missing riding crop.

The pin-up girl wrote:

“Dressage. Was measured for bespoke blk patent boots w/my name stamped on the heel … But under whose bed did I leave my Hermes riding crop?”

It didn’t take long for rumors about Crowe’s involvement with Dita Von Teese to reach the actor. In an attempt to rein in speculation, he addressed his relationship with the model on the popular micro-blogging website.

Crowe said in a recent tweet:

“DitaVonTeese is brave, smart, sweet, and elegant. She is a friend of mine. Who wouldn’t want friends like that? Friends, not lovers.”

According to Entertainmentwise, Russell Crowe addressed similar rumors shortly after he split from wife Danielle Spencer. When he was linked to Billy Joel’s ex-wife shortly after the reported separation, Crowe took to Twitter to explain himself and the situation.

The actor said:

“As soon as I finish this job & can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together. These latest reports are false & cruel.”

As for his absence at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, the actor said he wanted to be with his kids in Australia instead of at the awards ceremony.

What do you think about rumors that Russell Crowe is dating Dita Von Teese?