One friend said: ‘A lot of us are very surprised – and a bit concerned for Liz. What started out as a fling has become something far more. They seem to have got caught up in the moment.
Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born on June 10, 1965 in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Liz is an English model and actress who became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant in the 1990s.
Hurley has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder for over fifteen years since the company awarded Hurley her first modeling job at the age of 29
Elizabeth has been active in Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, as part of which the company created an “Elizabeth Pink” lipstick whose sales benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Hurley‘s grandmother died of breast cancer, was the mistress of ceremonies at “The Hot Pink Party” that marked the tenth anniversary of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Hurley supported The Prince’s Trust by co-presenting the 2003 Fashion Rocks event in its aid and helping launch the Get Into Cooking youth initiative in 2004.
She has also helped raise funds for End Hunger Network, ARK children’s charity, and the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center.
On 4 April 2002, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley, 9. The baby’s father, Steve Bing, denied paternity by alleging that Liz slept with other men during their 18 month, non-exclusive relationship in 2001. A DNA test, however, established Bing as the child’s father. Liz is godmother to Patsy Kensit‘s son Lennon and two of David and Victoria Beckham‘s sons, Brooklyn and Romeo.
On 2 March 2007, Elizabeth and textile tycoon Arun Nayar married at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire and then had a second traditional Hindu wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. Their wedding ceremonies totalled a whopping $2.5 million. Elton John gave Hurley away. Other guests at these lavish ceremonies included Elle Macpherson, Donatella Versace, and Evelyn Lauder.
Hurley announced via Twitter that she and Arun had separated several months earlier. Ms. Hurley filed for divorce on April 2, 2011, citing Nayar‘s “unreasonable behavior” as the cause. The divorce was granted on June 15, 2011.
On September 30, 2011, three months after her divorce, it was reported that Ms. Hurley, 45, and Australian cricket player, Shane Warne, 42. were engaged and she was spotted wearing a large sapphire ring, said to be worth $80 thousand, with their engagement confirmed via Twitter shortly thereafter
As the DailyMail revealed on Saturday, the ex-Australian cricketer proposed at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews on Friday night after a whirlwind ten-month romance.
‘However much chemistry there is between Shane and Liz, they are from very different worlds. She is very much part of upper-crust society, and he is a Jack-the-lad Aussie.’
Warne divorced wife Simone in 2006 after ten years of marriage.