Date: 12th January 2001
GLADIATOR hunk RUSSELL CROWE walked out on stunning actress MEG RYAN when she demanded marriage - and a baby. The YOU'VE GOT M@IL beauty has an 8-year-old son, JACK, from her marriage to fading star DENNIS QUAID, but she told the Australian actor that she wanted another child - giving the INSIDER star a severe dose of cold feet.
Heartbroken Meg, 39, is now in a state of shock over the broken love story. Close friends say that she spends hours on the phone talking to anyone who will listen to her ordeal. One said, "Meg's a mess. Her eyes are bloodshot. She cries herself to sleep."