Movie hunk Russell Crowe will attend the birth of his first child in
January (04) - but his wife has banned him from watching too closely.
The GLADIATOR star's wife Danielle Spencer is happy to have her husband
with her when she gives birth - but only as long as he concentrates on
comforting her, rather than watching the baby coming out.
He says, "Yeah, I'm going to be there, absolutely. But I'm only allowed to
look in certain areas. She wants me to focus on her and that's fine and dandy.
I love smelling babies."
Crowe, 39, has also been canvassing advice in the build up to the big day
- and has been concentrating on his pals' positive stories.
He explains, "Some people have got advice, some people have got horror
stories. I like the people that just look you in the eye with that kind of glow
and say, 'It's all gonna be cool.'"