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'It was very romantic': Warne confirms engagement to Hurley

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Warne to wed Hurley

Shane Warne has officially proposed to Liz Hurley during a romantic dinner.

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Shane Warne and Liz Hurley are to marry after the former cricketer proposed to the British actress and model during a trip to Scotland.

Warne proposed to Hurley, who became famous as actor Hugh Grant's longtime girlfriend, after a romantic dinner on Friday at an exclusive hotel in St Andrews, on Scotland's east coast, where the bowler was taking part in a golf tournament.

"Thanks for all your congratulations," they said on their Twitter pages, attaching a photograph of themselves about to go to dinner in St Andrews.

Wedding bells ... Warne posted a picture of the pair before he popped the question.

Wedding bells ... Warne posted a picture of the pair before he popped the question. Photo: Twitter

Warne, 42, denied media reports he popped the question in front of a large crowd of other diners.

"I didn't propose in front of 200 people at dinner. It was done privately and was very romantic - if I say so myself Ps left knee is sore !!! (sic)" he tweeted.

"Thanks so much again for all your kind messages, they mean a lot.. EH & I very happy and have had a beautiful lazy day today."

Pictures in British newspapers showed the couple smiling as they walked arm in arm across a golf course on Saturday, with Hurley, 46, wearing a large sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

They were greeted by shouts of congratulations from well-wishers as the pro-amateur Alfred Dunhill Links Championship got under way, the Mail said.

The couple first met at an English race meeting in July last year and have since been spotted together regularly.

When she met Warne, Hurley was still married to Indian businessman Arun Nayar but the couple divorced in December.

Warne has dramatically lost weight since starting to date Hurley and new pictures of the noticeably slimmer star caused astonishment when they emerged in August.

His romances have sparked almost as much media attention as his performances on the pitch and his energetic love life is widely thought to have cost him the Australian captaincy.

Hurley and actor Hugh Grant were one of Britain's leading celebrity couples in the 1990s but separated in 2000.

AFP

73 comments

  • I give it two years.

    Commenter
    DC
    Date and time
    October 03, 2011, 9:03AM
    • It's nice to see Liz Hurley is looking very happy next to the Shane Warne exhibit at Madame Tussauds.

      Commenter
      Bradley
      Location
      London
      Date and time
      October 03, 2011, 9:10AM
      • He finally got his trophy bride.....I'm like DC, i'll be kind and give it two years as well. Poor ole Liz, she doesn't know it yet.
        He lookes like he should be doing dodgy american used car salesman ads.

        Commenter
        Andrew
        Date and time
        October 03, 2011, 9:16AM
        • @Bradley. Nice one.....

          Commenter
          DC
          Date and time
          October 03, 2011, 9:30AM
          • What did we do to have idiots/sources of national embarrassment like Warne inflicted upon us ?

            Anyways she's 45 FFS!!!

            If he had pulled a 17 year old perhaps I might be impressed.

            She must be extremely desperate.

            I just wish there was a way Warne could be banned from ever setting foot on Australian soil again and that there was some was as a nation we could publicly and officially disown the bogan.

            Commenter
            wrongun
            Location
            boganville
            Date and time
            October 03, 2011, 9:39AM
            • He looks like a glow in the dark stick.

              Commenter
              anna hathis
              Location
              botany storm water drains
              Date and time
              October 03, 2011, 9:48AM
              • Wow. How exciting. Two immature, vacuous, intellectual light-weights under the delusion they're 'in love'. Yes - 2-5 years tops, then a few months off again before the next great 'love'. They're serial types, both of them and life is made up of patterns. This certainly ain't the beginning of a new era for both of them.

                Commenter
                Jane S
                Location
                NSW
                Date and time
                October 03, 2011, 10:05AM
                • 5 years maximum.

                  Commenter
                  hmmmm
                  Location
                  somewhere in oz
                  Date and time
                  October 03, 2011, 10:08AM
                  • Lets hope that they are happy - for their sakes, and for their children

                    Commenter
                    MSTR
                    Location
                    Sydney
                    Date and time
                    October 03, 2011, 10:12AM
                    • Seriously, what is she thinking??? Has she never read a newspaper?

                      Commenter
                      delira
                      Location
                      Sydney
                      Date and time
                      October 03, 2011, 10:15AM

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