Meg Finds Russell’s Gift Nothing to Crow About
Love-Struck Gladiator man Russell Crowe surprised galpal Meg Ryan with a special birthday present but the surprise was on him, reported the National Enquirer.
According to the US tabloid, Crowe plunked down about $25,000 for a black and chrome 1963 Buick Riviera in mint condition and gave it to Meg for her 38th birthday on November 19
Russell had it delivered early that Sunday morning to the swanky Fifth Avenue address in New York where the two were staying.
"He ran out to the street in his bare feet to check out the car," while Meg stayed inside, said an observer.
"Then, he told the driver to park it in front of the building and leave the keys with the doorman," and went back inside to Meg.
The happy couple left the building arm-in-arm about 11:30 am, looking a bit worse for wear after a long night partying at the lavish wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the exclusive Plaza Hotel.
"They began walking down the street when, suddenly, Russell pointed out the car and told Meg it was her birthday gift."
But, surprise, Meg was less than thrilled!
"An unenthused Meg didn't see what the big deal was. She smiled politely, but had a quizzical, confused expression on her face."
But Russell didn't seem deflated in the least that his gesture went over like a lead balloon. "He looked like a kid on Christmas day with a broad grin plastered on his face as he opened the car doors and trunk.
"Then they jumped in and roared off down the street with Russell behind the wheel!" – Albawaba.com.
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