10/25/2012 03:55 pm ET Updated Oct 25, 2012

Russell Crowe Divorce: 4 Other Celebs Who Sported Epic 'Divorce Beards' Post-Split

If Russell Crowe's new beard is any evidence, the guy is taking his divorce pretty hard.

A week after calling it quits with his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, Crowe showed up at a New York City hotel sporting track pants, aviator glasses and a very, very gnarly-looking beard.

Though Crowe's beard growth is for his starring role in the upcoming biblical epic "Noah," we're guessing the Oscar-winning actor -- and noted fan of facial hair -- is taking comfort in letting his stubble grow after the split. Because really, is there anything that says "I am in mourning, let me be" more clearly than the divorce beard? We think not.

The Aussie star is hardly the first celeb to grow an epic beard post-split. Click through the slideshow below to see five celebs, including Crowe, who hid behind a divorce beard when their marriages ended.

5 Epic Divorce Beards