The newly separated actor is cheered by a surprise call from his old Hollywood flame.
Back in 2000, Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe’s scandalous affair – which was widely blamed for her break-up with husband Dennis Quaid – was the showbiz story of the year. And now it seems the actress and newly single Russell, 48, could be heading for a surprise take two.
Woman’s Day can reveal that Meg, 50, contacted her ex just days after he announced his separation from Danielle Spencer, and with both stars working on projects in New York, the time has never been riper for them to reconnect.
“Meg has definitely contacted Russell, if only to strike up a professional union. She’s directing and exec-producing a film she thinks he’d be perfect to star in,” a source close to Russell tells us. “But I’m sure she’d like more. He would too.”
Meg has admitted she was head-over-heels for Russell, with whom she co-starred in Proof Of Life. “I was crazy about him!” she told Hello! magazine in 2008. The feeling was entirely mutual, it seemed, with a friend once telling People magazine, “Russell wanted to marry Meg and have kids with her.”
And according to our source they were perfect for each other.
Read more about Russell and Meg's relationship in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday October 29, 2012.
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