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Russell Crowe Says He & Dita Von Teese Are 'Friends, Not Lovers'

January 15th, 2013 11:55am EST

Russell Crowe & Dita Von Teese

After rumors circulated that Russell Crowe was getting some with Dita Von Teese, the actor went on Twitter to set the record straight.

He posted on Monday: "@DitaVonTeese is brave, smart, sweet and elegant. She is a friend of mine. Who wouldn't want friends like that? Friends, not lovers."

The New York Post had reported that the twosome were spotted at the Four Seasons Hotel enjoying a couple's massage at 6:30 a.m.  Also, Crowe has a history of retweeting some of her sexy posts. Last year he reposted: "Dressage. Was measured for bespoke blk patent boots w/my name stamped on the heel . . . But under whose bed did I leave my Hermes riding crop?" and "Giving airport security a lesson in garter belts this morning."

After nine years of marriage, Crowe split with wife Danielle Spencer in October. They have two children together. He has since been linked to Billy Joel's ex-wife, Katie Lee.

Von Teese was previously married to singer Marilyn Manson.

Crowe currently stars in "Les Miserables," which has been nominated for eight Oscars.

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