Ronan befriends Hollywood hunk Russell
THE fate of Ronan Keating's marriage may be unknown, but one thing's for sure -- he's not short of new friends.
The Boyzone singer (33) has struck up a new friendship with Oscar winning star Russell Crowe as he continues his judging duties on Australia's X Factor.
And the Aussie actor is taking a brief hiatus from Hollywood to focus on his family Down Under.
The Gladiator star reached out to the pint-sized performer via Twitter when he contacted the singer to say how well his X Factor act Altiyan Childs had done.
"How good was that? Your man brought the house down," he wrote.
Their friendship was solidified when Crowe reached out to the judge after the same contestant went 'missing' earlier this week in order to 'find himself'.
Ronan has also admitted to being "pretty much" on his own in Sydney and has jumped at the chance to befriend one of Hollywood's biggest stars.
He even met the Aussie actor's wife Danielle Spencer while he was filling in as a DJ for co-star Kyle Sandilands' on his morning show.