Courtney & Russell Crowe at the Vanity Fair party in 2000.
“Hold On To Me” was written after a poetry-fuelled night with Russell Crowe after the Golden Globes in 2002.
Above, Courtney & Russell at a Vanity Fair party in 2001.
“I didn’t have anybody to write about. I wanted something that was fresh, passionate, lusty, loving, and all night long he held me and I cried. I wrote poetry everywhere - on his shirt, on the wall, everywhere. And I just cried and cried because I had not met another person who had eyes like mine, ever. And so I had this idea and I had the chorus and the next day I went into a studio and recorded it, and the lyrics came to me. “
“Russell is a really interesting and dark guy. Even just holding his hand I get shivers. He goes through hell. But I don’t know if he’s seen as many dead bodies as I have.”