'I have never dated Jamie Durie!' Russell Crowe's estranged wife Danielle Spencer denies claims she's been dating hunky personality since Melbourne Cup last year

Danielle Spencer has denied claims she's been dating hunky celebrity gardener Jamie Durie.

Speculation of a romance between the genetically blessed duo began late last year, when the pair were said to have been 'flirting up a storm' at a Melbourne Cup after party on the Emerson Rooftop in November.

An article published in this week's Woman's Day, claims the 44-year-old TV personality and 45-year-old singer have since been seeing each other in secret, something they both deny.

'I have never dated Jamie Durie'! Danielle Spencer uncharacteristically denies relationship with Jamie Durie to Woman's Day magazine after persistent rumours of a secret romance between the pair, since a Melbourne Cup after party last November
'I have never dated Jamie Durie'! Danielle Spencer uncharacteristically denies relationship with Jamie Durie to Woman's Day magazine after persistent rumours of a secret romance between the pair, since a Melbourne Cup after party last November

'I have never dated Jamie Durie'! Danielle Spencer uncharacteristically denies relationship with Jamie Durie to Woman's Day magazine after persistent rumours of a secret romance between the pair, since a Melbourne Cup after party last November

Russell Crowe's estranged wife addressed the persistent rumours after the magazine approached her friends about the alleged romance.

'I have never dated Jamie Durie,' the blonde beauty told the tabloid.

Earlier, onlookers had told Woman's Day: 'Danielle and Jamie were laughing and spending plenty of time together,

'There was definitely some flirting going on and they left the racecourse together.' 

'There was definitely some flirting going on': Onlookers at The Melbourne Cup said Danielle and Jamie were enjoying each other's company so much they left the racetrack for the after party together

'There was definitely some flirting going on': Onlookers at The Melbourne Cup said Danielle and Jamie were enjoying each other's company so much they left the racetrack for the after party together

Hunky gardening guru! The buff TV personality and horticulturist has been single since his split from former flame and SBS personality Anjali Rao in early 2014

Hunky gardening guru! The buff TV personality and horticulturist has been single since his split from former flame and SBS personality Anjali Rao in early 2014

'I've loved Danielle Spencer since 1989'! Russell Crowe has recently been making declarations of love for his estranged wife in interviews recently while promoting his new movie - a move the magazine claims is due to persistent romance rumours between Danielle and Jamie

'I've loved Danielle Spencer since 1989'! Russell Crowe has recently been making declarations of love for his estranged wife in interviews recently while promoting his new movie - a move the magazine claims is due to persistent romance rumours between Danielle and Jamie

The publication also claims the constant gossip about Jamie and Danielle has caught the attention of Russell and is believed to be the reason for his recent and very public declaration of love for his ex.

During an interview to promote his new movie The Water Diviner, the actor, 51, opened up about the state of his relationship with the mother of his two sons, Charlie, 11, and Tennyson, 8.

The Hollywood actor told news.com.au earlier this month: 'Technically we’re married,' but adding, 'We are separated and discussing what that means.'

The couple, who separated in 2012 after nine years of marriage, remain close for the sake of their children and have even been on family holidays together since their split. 

A reconciliation? Russell refuses to let estranged wife Danielle  go following their split in 2012 saying they are discussing what 'separated' means

A reconciliation? Russell refuses to let estranged wife Danielle go following their split in 2012 saying they are discussing what 'separated' means

But whether the 45-year-old singer, who has had an on-again off-again relationship with the actor since 1989, feels the same is questionable since she recently referred to them as 'friends.' 

But referring to her still as 'my wife', Russell told CBS: 'Making a film is my job and my wife understands what my job is, but to her the situation was needlessly taking myself away.'

The Noah star has refused to rule out a reconciliation in the future, having previously told how he has loved the diminutive blonde since the moment they met.

The New Zealand-born star told The Sunday Times newspaper last month: 'I've loved Danielle Spencer since 1989 - that's never going to change - and that's one of those things where I stare at her and go, "How did this fail?"'

Close family: The couple have remained on good terms  for the sake of their sons Charlie (right) and Tennyson (left) and have even been on holiday together as a family since their split (Pictured at Russell's Hollywood Walk of Fame induction in 2010)

Close family: The couple have remained on good terms for the sake of their sons Charlie (right) and Tennyson (left) and have even been on holiday together as a family since their split (Pictured at Russell's Hollywood Walk of Fame induction in 2010)

Meanwhile, for Jamie, the annual racing Spring Carnival seems to be his lucky for spot for finding love, having met his former flame Anjali Rao at the event in 2013.

However the pair called it quits approximately six months later.

The former stripper-turned-TV personality splits his time between Australia and the US these days, with a burgeoning career Stateside.

'I've been doing that for a few years now and I kinda like it - I just continually chase the summer,' he confessed in an interview on Sunrise earlier this month.

Splitting his time: The TV presenter is now dividing his time between Australia and the US, joking that he never needs to have a winter these days

Splitting his time: The TV presenter is now dividing his time between Australia and the US, joking that he never needs to have a winter these days

Full story: This week's edition of Woman's Day, on sale Monday, features more on the rumoured love triangle

Full story: This week's edition of Woman's Day, on sale Monday, features more on the rumoured love triangle

 

 

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