Date: 29th September 2000
Hunky GLADIATOR RUSSELL CROWE has taken new love MEG RYAN home to Australia to meet his parents.The lovebirds slipped into Australia on separate flights during the week of 11 September 2000 and hid out at his secluded ranch outside the New South Wales town of Grafton.
A pal says, "Meg flew 7,500 miles (5,000 kilometres) to Australia to meet Russell's mum and dad JOCELYN and ALEX. Russell is very close to his parents. They live on his sprawling farm and take care of it when he's overseas filming. It's where he escapes to get away from the pressures of Hollywood."
"Russell couldn't wait for the woman he loves to meet the parents he adores. It's a confirmation that he and Meg are serious about each other and wedding bells will be ringing as soon as her divorce from DENNIS QUAID comes through."