Hollywood star Russell Crowe cites his wife's outspoken view that ante-natal classes are pointless as a good example of why he married her.

DANIELLE SPENCER - who wed the actor earlier this year (APR03) - is expecting their first child in January (04), but she's shunning her pals' advice to attend the classes.

And the Master And Commander: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD star was delighted when his spouse tackled their appeals with such a venomous response.

He says, "My wife is very straightforward. The other day she was being hassled by people saying she should go to classes. She said, 'I know how to f***ing breathe.'

"Now you know why I married the girl."

27/11/2003 13:44