Russell Crowe sold off $2.8 million worth of his belongings to mark the end of his marriage to Australian singer Danielle Spencer in a Sotheby’s auction titled “The Art of Divorce.” The sale, which was held on the actor’s 54th birthday and what would have been his 15th anniversary with Spencer, featured 227 items curated by Crowe himself, including paintings, vintage guitars, custom motorcycles, and memorabilia from his films. About 85 percent of the items were sold, including his breastplate from Gladiator, which went for $116,000, and his jockstrap from the boxing epic Cinderella Man, which brought in $6,500. The proceeds went to charity. “Divorce has its way of making you really examine the things that are essential in life—and the things that are not,” Crowe said.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting divorced for a third time. Judith Giuliani, née Nathan, 63, has filed for a contested divorce after 15 years of marriage. Giuliani’s relationship with Nathan began during his second term as mayor, when he was married to his second wife, Donna Hanover. After Giuliani informed Hanover via a press conference he was divorcing her, Hanover—who had two children with the mayor—filed a restraining order to bar Nathan from entering New York City’s Gracie Mansion. Giuliani’s divorce from Nathan may lead to a battle over the couple’s homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Fla., and other shared assets. “In these divorce situations, you cannot place blame,” Giuliani said. “There are problems on both sides.”
Golfer Patrick Reed didn’t celebrate his victory at the Masters this week with his parents. The 27-year-old Texan—whose brash mouth and loner ways have alienated fans and other players—is estranged from his mother, father, and younger sister, having cut ties with them after his 2012 marriage. His wife, Justine, 31, has accused Bill and Jeannette Reed of emotionally and physically abusing Patrick as a child, which they have vehemently denied. The Reeds watched the tournament on television from their home near the Augusta National Golf Club. When asked if he regretted his parents’ absence at the Masters, Reed said, “I’m just out here to play golf and try to win golf tournaments.”