Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer's son Charles, 17, 'just like dad'

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Russell Crowe's oldest son, Charlie is all grown up and ready to take on the real world after graduating high school.

Charlie's mum, Danielle Spencer took to Instagram on Thursday to mark the 17-year-old's major milestone.

Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer's son Charlie. Photo: Instagram/daniellespencerofficial.
Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer's son Charlie, 17, has graduated high school. Photo: Instagram/daniellespencerofficial.

"Wow.. Charles Spencer Crowe graduated from High School today!" the 52-year-old captioned a snap of her boy.

"Time is flying way too fast. So proud of you. Love you beyond words Charlie," she added with a love heart emoji.

Aussie stars Russell, 57, and Danielle were married in 2003 but finalised their divorce in 2018. The pair share two children together: sons Charlie, 17, and 15-year-old Tennyson.

Danielle's family and famous friends flooded the comments section of her sweet post with congratulatory messages.

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Rabbitohs part owner Russell Crowe celebrates with his son Charlie after the Rabbitohs victory over the Eels during the round two NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the   Parramatta Eels at Telstra Stadium on March 25, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)
Russell celebrates with his son Charlie after the Rabbitohs victory in 2007. Photo: Getty Images.

Charlie's grandpa, musician Don Spencer gushed, "That’s my wonderful Grandson! I am so proud of him and love him so much."

"Wow congratulations to your wonderful Charlie," wrote Home and Away star Georgie Parker.

Several of Danielle's followers were quick to note the similarities between Charlie and his Gladiator star dad.

"Looks just like his Dad. Congratulations on Graduation," wrote one.

"Wow, he looks like his dad," remarked another.

Others just couldn't believe that the youngster who once accompanied Russell to watch his NRL team the South Sydney Rabbitohs was all grown up.

"How can he have graduated when he’s only 5?! Where has the time gone!" one follower joked.

Danielle Spencer with her sons Charlie and Tennyson. Photo: Instagram/daniellespencerofficial.
Danielle with her sons Charlie, 17, and Tennyson, 15, in their Rabbitoh's regalia. Photo: Instagram/daniellespencerofficial.

Danielle on motherhood

In a July 2020 interview with Stellar, Danielle opened up about raising the couple’s two boys while Russell's career went from strength to strength.

Danielle told the publication that she felt like she ‘couldn’t prioritise’ her career as an actor and singer-songwriter when their kids were young.

“It was difficult because I always felt that to keep our family together both of us couldn’t be working and there came a point where I had to prioritise the kids, where they needed to be and their schooling,” she said.

“Obviously Russell’s career was going gangbusters and I just felt like, ‘This is not my time.’ I absolutely love being a mother and I wouldn’t change a thing, but I didn’t feel I could prioritise my career for a while there. The kids needed a parent who was present.”

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