- Last Updated: 8:38 AM, January 14, 2013
- Posted: 12:21 AM, January 14, 2013
Russell Crowe has been sharing some intimate rubdowns with burlesque goddess Dita Von Teese, sources tell us.
The “Les Misérables” star, who split from his wife, Danielle Spencer, in October after nine years of marriage, was spotted holed up with the pin-up gal at the Four Seasons Hotel in December, and they even got a romantic couple’s massage together at 6:30 a.m., says the source.
Crowe and Von Teese have been flirting with each other on Twitter for a while. Last year, Crowe retweeted her posting “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?”
Around the same time, he also retweeted her message: “Giving airport security a lesson in garter belts this morning.”
Von Teese, who was previously married to Marilyn Manson, is not the first woman Crowe has been linked to since his split with his wife. A few days before he was with Von Teese, Crowe was spotted cozying up to Billy Joel’s ex-wife Katie Lee. Sources told Page Six the pair were seated in front of a romantic fireplace in the Drawing Room of the Greenwich Hotel at 3 a.m. and were involved in an “intense flirtatious conversation.”
Crowe himself denied the story, telling his social media followers, “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.” This message, sources said, came just before his rendezvous with Von Teese.
Days later, Crowe returned to Sydney, Australia, where he was spotted visiting his children, Tennyson and Charles.
According to reports, Crowe could be doling out $25 million to Spencer in the divorce. Some accounts stated they had signed a prenup stipulating Spencer would receive their $14 million home and a minimum of $15 million if they divorced any time after three years of marriage. Reps for Crowe and Von Teese did not respond to requests for comment.Follow @PageSix