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Aww! Russell Crowe And His Son Tennyson Spend Quality Time Together Over Breakfast

Mon, October 25, 2010 9:00am EDT by Add first Comment

The actor is best known for playing a tough guy, but you can tell by the way that he looks adoringly at his 4-year-old that he’s a doting dad.

Once one of the rowdier actors in Hollywood, Russell Crowe has been seriously mellowed by fatherhood, as evidenced by this sweet shot of the Oscar-winning actor having a quiet breakfast with his 4-year-old son, Tennyson on Oct. 22. Russell had just dropped off his older son, Charlie, 6 ½, at school, and was making sure to get in some solid father-son time with his youngest child.

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Much as Russell loves Tennyson, though, it’s Charlie who gets the credit for making Dad finally stop smoking ciagrettes. After a three decade-long habit, Russell, 46, had been keeping it from his sons so they wouldn’t see him smoke. Until, one night last spring, when he was alone in his office at home, and “I thought I heard my office door open and I looked around and couldn’t see anything, so I had my cigarette,” he said in an interview this past summer. “Later on I leaned over to put my cigarette out and he was lying between the couch and the table and he very definitely saw me having a smoke. And that was my very last one.”

Congratulations on quitting smoking, Russell! It means you’ll be alive longer to see your kids grow up!

–Roger Singer