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Someone actually spent $8,000 on Russell Crowe's jockstrap at his bizarre divorce auction

He amassed approximately $4,000,000.

IN CASE YOU weren’t aware, Russell Crowe is divorcing his wife, Danielle Spencer.

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After a nine-year marriage and a subsequent six-year separation, the Oscar winner and the singer/songwriter are making it official by signing the divorce papers.

And in a move which has thrilled fans of the actor, Russell marked it by holding an auction called The Art of Divorce in Sydney yesterday.

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The auction featured 227 lots – many of which included memorabilia from the actor’s movies – and one person went hell for leather and splashed more than $7,000 on the 54-year-old’s jockstrap.

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Now, make no mistake about it, that item was a stellar example of leather and suede craftmanship, but… well… Christ Almighty.

Oh, and this final figure was more than ten times the original asking price.

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According to reports, the item, which was featured in his 2005 film Cinderella Man, was one of the most popular items of the entire auction.

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And in case the jockstrap wasn’t enough, the item was accompanied by a letter from the man himself, stating his ownership.

Gorge.

Sotheby’s has confirmed that the item sold at $7,000 Hammer Price, but the lucky winner ultimately forked over $8,450 (approx €5,330) with Buyer’s Premium.

Russell celebrated the auction’s success on Twitter yesterday, telling fans and followers that he raised approximately $4,000,000.

PastedImage-24894 Source: russellcrowe/Twitter

Nice one, Russ.

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