Russell Crowe is a "softie" when it comes to his children
The `Robin Hood` actor - famed for his fiery temper and bad behaviour - has been tamed since becoming a father to Charlie, six, and three-year-old Tennyson, according to his wife Danielle Spencer.
She said: "I don`t think I`ve tamed Russell, I just think there`s a natural progression when you become a parent - you`re relaxed and happier. There`s a pretty big shift in your focus when you have children. You can`t really be selfish any more, and I think that`s a good shift. Having children is grounding and very humbling. But I`m the tough one with them, let me put it that way. He`s the softie."
Singer Danielle - who married the Hollywood star in 2003 - and Russell have made a pact to go everywhere as a family, even when the actor is filming in foreign countries.
She added in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Generally we try to stick together so there`s usually a period of the year where we might be away for three to four months. When we came over to the UK last summer for the filming of `Robin Hood` we put Charlie in a lovely school in Surrey. I worried about it being disruptive for him but he was fine."