Russell Crowe's father-in-law tells of sadness following split reports

Reports suggesting the Gladiator star had separated from Danielle Spencer after nine years of marriage surfaced over the weekend (14-15Oct12).

The couple has yet to comment on the claims, but Spencer's father, Australian TV star Don Spencer, sent gossips into a spin when he spoke of his own sadness over the news.

When quizzed about the rumored breakup, he told Aussie website WHO, "I love them both and am naturally sad as any father would be in this situation."

Crowe and Spencer are parents to two sons - Charles, eight, and Tennyson, six.

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