Russell Crowe on Tennyson's French connection

02/05/2007 at 08:20 PM ET

by CBB correspondent Joyce:

Russell Crowe, in an interview promoting A Good Year in France released last month, reveals a special connection he and his family have to the Pomerol region of France.

I absolutely loved it…and we’re definitely going back because the mayor of Pomerol has offered my second son, Sean Tennyson, honorary citizenship because he was conceived there. So we’ll definitely be taking advantage of that, but we’ll wait till he’s old enough to understand.

It is unclear as to why "Sean Tennyson" is printed and/or if Russell said it since he has said so himself his son’s name is Tennyson Spencer Crowe, named after poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Russell, is married to Australian actress/singer Danielle Spencer, 36. In addition to Tennyson, 7 months, the couple have another son, Charlie, 3.

Source: MetroFrance

Are you or your kids ‘souvenirs’ from any place special?

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anna on

hehe…well my little girl was my ‘souvenir’ from Cancun

Mimi on

Um, the film A Good Year wasn’t shot in Pomerol, France nor anywhere near it. It was shot it Provence, in the Luberon Region. Crowe is said to have stayed with his family in a home near Bonnieux, which is where many scenes were shot. It was all written up in the French press often enough and he’s spoken of it in interviews.

He was in France promoting the film many months ago, not last month.

But yes, his youngest son is named Tennyson Spencer Crowe.

Sarah, CBB News Editor on

Thanks for the input. I’ve rewritten Joyce’s first paragraph.

Russell does say the baby was conceived in Pomerol, and the interview was just published January 4th, although he may have done press sooner. The source link can be clicked if anyone is interested in reading the entire article.

Tracy Seacombe on

I am amazed how wrong ‘reporters’ can get things! I don’t care what ‘source’! A Good Year was filmed in the Luberon region of Provence, no where near Pommerol. I was there, so I know! Provence is a famous wine region too. And it was the Mayor of Bonnieux that made those comments. Shouldn’t things be checked to see if they are true before printing?

Lauren on

That is sooo unfair that they will grant his son citizenship just b/c RC is famous and conveived the kid there! I have lived in France for 4 years now, I’m married to a French citizen…pay taxes, own property, have a job, etc and I cannot become a citizen yet. And when I am finally eligible (because immigration laws have recently changed) I will have such a procedure to go through. What is so aggravating is that a celebrity like RC thinks that it’s not really a big deal, he’s like, oh, whatever neat. It IS a big deal though and it shouldn’t be distributed to people so lightly.

meliciousgirl on

We took a family holiday to London and Paris in October last year and brought home an unexpected souvenir! He/she will be born in July and despite all the teasing from friends and family we wont be calling the baby ‘Paris’.

danielle on

My now 20mt old daughter was a honeymoon surprise who we brought back from Sri Lanka, just weeks before the Tsunami hit.

I was told I would have difficulty conceiving and the resort complex where she was conceived was devastated by tsunami so I’m just especially grateful for her.

We keep a little Sri Lankan Budda in her bedroom to watch over her. Some nights she asks to kiss it!

Callen on

My son was concieved in Disney World(this I swear)lol. My husband and I always wanted to go together even though we went as kids…and what do yah know.

jessica bird on

Maybe “honorary citizenship” isn’t the same thing as legal citizenship. Maybe it’s like getting a key to the city.

Heidi on

My second son, due in May, is a result of an anniversary trip to Lake Tahoe last year 🙂

Chiara on

Lauren, their son is not becoming a citizen of France. He’s an “honorary” citizen of the village itself. The title is purely in name and carries no legal ramifications whatsoever. The Crowes will probably get some free dinners or something (and I’m sure they get that everywhere 🙂

Sarah Ward on

I was conceived and born in Bavaria, Germany. Unfortunately, I wasn’t given dual citizenship and I speak awful German. Some people get all the luck.