GLADIATOR star Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer are expecting their first child, the actor has confirmed.

The fiery OSCAR-winner and his long-time love were married in Australia in April (03), and now Danielle is 14 weeks pregnant.

He says, "It's a lot of fun and she's feeling all the effects of it.

"I don't think we were ever really thinking in terms of a gigantic amount of kids. She's sort of thinking one or two, maybe three. We'll see."

And, Crowe adds, their joyful announcement is probably due to his taking some time off from Hollywood saying, "I think the fact that she's pregnant is because of that, it's because I haven't really been running around doing the schedule at other people's beck and call."

21/07/2003 13:19