Spencer and Crowe in 2011 (Getty Images)
News of their split was first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday. The newspaper stated that 43-year-old Spencer, who is an actress and singer, made the decision to the end her marriage to Academy Award-winning actor Crowe, 48, and that she was ''handling things well." The split was described as "amicable." While neither Crowe nor Spencer has confirmed their separation, there is already speculation that the "Gladiator" star's back-to-back filming schedule has kept them apart. In the last year-plus he has filmed five films: "The Man With the Iron Fist," "Les Miserables," "Broken City," "Man of Steel," and currently "Noah."
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Crowe with the fam when he received his star on the Walk of Fame in 2010 (Splash News)
By the end of 2003, Crowe and Spencer had already welcomed their first child, Charlie. Tenny arrived in 2006. It took a few years, but fatherhood seemed to transform Crowe from a crazed phone thrower into a somewhat mellow dad. "Being a dad's fantastic and it's changed my life," Crowe has said. "It's changed for the better in immeasurable ways. Every single day of my life I get 40 or 50 extra chuckles that I never used to get. Quite frankly, I don't know really how I survived the days without them. …Certainly [fatherhood] has made me more emotionally available." As for Spencer, Crowe has said, "My wife is a very contained person. She is passionate and creative, but she has a quietness and grace that I really appreciate."
Crowe brought Spencer to the 2002 Oscars (Getty Images)
Although Crowe's job has taken him far from home this year — prior to shooting "Noah," he filmed "Les Miserables" in England — Crowe and Spencer still appeared to be a happy twosome over the summer when they were spotted kissing and hugging at the Sydney airport.
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