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Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe at the Sydney premiere of Les Miserables. Source: Getty
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe at the Sydney premiere of Les Miserables. Source: Getty

Russell Crowe has denied rumours that he is dating Dita Von Teese.

The Les Miserables actor, 48, has shut down rumours that he is dating burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese, 40.

Earlier this week, the New York Post's Page Six reported that Crowe, who split from wife Danielle Spencer last October, was spending time with Von Teese at New York's Four Seasons Hotel.

The pair had been flirting on Twitter in the past, and an insider told Page Six:

"They got a romantic couple’s massage together at 6:30am."

On Monday, the Gladiator star took to Twitter to deny rumours of their romance, tweeting:

"Dita Von Teese is brave, smart, sweet and elegant. She is a friend of mine. Who wouldn't want friends like that? Friends, not lovers."

Crowe later deleted the tweet, but did post a video of Von Teese's collaboration with Monarchy Sound.

The actor recently opened up about his family life on Twitter while filming his upcoming flick Winter's Tale, writing:

"As soon as I finish this job and can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together."

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