Crowe Built Chapel At Home To Avoid Wedding Trip To Italy
RUSSELL CROWE built a Byzantine chapel on his sprawling Australian estate - so he wouldn't have to go to Rome, Italy to get married. The actor's wife Danielle wanted a Roman wedding ceremony, but one look at the logistics of such an event turned Crowe off the idea. And he appeased his wife-to-be by building her the chapel of her dreams on his land. He says, "I needed to convince Danielle she didn't have to travel to Rome to get married like she'd always dreamed of, because I saw all the paperwork involved. "I built her a Byzantine chapel of her own. It is consecrated and everything. "In the long term, it really isn't extravagant at all. Because we don't have to travel to Rome to see where we got married."