RUSSELL CROWE has hit back at “lies” that he’s dating an actress 31 years his junior .
The 53-year-old actor has been linked to 22-year-old Love Child star Sophia Forrest, with Australian publication Women’s Day making the claims in its latest issue. The pair posed for photos together at the Sydney premiere of The Mummy last month (May17) and Sophia posted a photo of them on a boat together back in March (17).
However Russell has spoken out to slam the reports, taking to Twitter to call out the allegedly false article.
“Dear @WomansDayAus can you not stuff your sh*t filled pages with deliberate lies about relationships I’ve never been in ? Thanks in advance,” he wrote on Monday (26Jun17).
Then, referring to Australian actress Rebel Wilson’s recent victory in a defamation case against Bauer Media Group over articles published in Woman’s Day, Women’s Weekly, OK Magazine and New Weekly two years ago, Russell further posted, “Don’t make me go all @RebelWilson on your ass @WomansDayAus.”
In the story, published on Monday, a source claimed to the magazine that Russell was so serious about Sophia that he’s even introduced the blonde beauty to his young sons Charlie, 13, and Tennyson, 10, from his marriage to Danielle Spencer. The insider also reportedly said the Robin Hood star was “quietly amused” that no one had picked up on the fact that he and Sophia are dating.
It’s thought Russell is good friends with the actress’ father Andrew Forrest, an Australian businessman who recently donated a staggering $400 million ($314 million) to charity from his multi-billion fortune.
The Oscar-winning star began dating singer Danielle back in 1989, then was linked to his Proof of Life co-star Meg Ryan. He and Danielle reconciled in 2001 and tied the knot two years later, separating in 2012, but the former couple has yet to divorce.
It was only in 2015 that Russell appeared to hint he hoped they could resolve things once more, noting he’ll always love his wife.