Russell Crowe abstained from sex three months before he wed DANIELLE SPENCER earlier this year (03), because he wanted to make sure their first nights together as man and wife were special.

The GLADIATOR star and his then wife-to-be Danielle Spencer agreed to keep their hands to themselves before their wedding to make sure they made the most of the nights following their wedding.

Crowe says, "We saw each other and stuff like that, but we didn't spend the nights together - just so the wedding night and the honeymoon and all that felt sort of new."

11/11/2003 09:44