“Russell’s held a torch for Nic for years, and this could finally be his chance to sink his hooks into her,” squealed an insider to The National ENQUIRER.
As The ENQUIRER has reported, Keith and Nicole’s 11-year marriage has taken several hits recently. First, the 49-year-old country casanova was caught groping a groupie at a recent California fair.
Days later, the ENQUIRER snapped 50-year-old Nicole staring into the eyes of director Garth Davis at a boozy meetup down under. Now, “Gladiator” star Russell, single since splitting from Danielle Spencer in 2012, may have a plan to nab Nic!
“They’ll be spending long hours together filming the upcoming movie, “Boy Erased,” and Russell plans to shower Nicole with gifts and compliments,” tattled the source.
Nicole’s sister, Antonia, is already rooting for Russell.
“Antonia thought Russell was lovely when he was a pallbearer at their Dad’s funeral. She thinks he’s much better suited to her sister than Keith,” said the insider. “Russell’s hitting the gym hard so he’ll be in tip-top shape when he escorts Nicole on the red carpet for their movie premiere next year!”