Heartfelt messages of condolences are streaming in after the death of Australian cricketer Shane Warne in Thailand earlier today.
He passed away at the age of 52 from a suspected heart attack.
While the world is still reeling in shock after the news of Warne’s death, many hoped that the cricketer, arguably known as one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time, would rekindle his relationship with actress and model Liz Hurley.
The Hurley and Warne love story
According to WalesOnline, the couple first met at a horse racing event 2010 and immediately hit it off. Both were divorced at the time and six months after they first locked eyes, Warne and Hurley started to make public appearances as a couple.
The international relationship had the pair flying back and forth and although there were a lot of speculation on why they ended their engagement in 2013, Warne told the Australian news site news.com.au that there was no “no single, clear reason”.
Heartbreak: Goodbye, love
WalesOnline reported that Hurley, known for her roles in films such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, continued to live in the couple’s Grade II listed mansion Donnington Hall near the Welsh border in Herefordshire after the couple broke up.
Warne seemingly did not get over the break-up and in 2020 he admitted in his TV show, A Week with Warnie, that seven years later, he was still hurt over the break-up and still cares deeply for Hurley.
“I’m quite sad it’s over because I still care about her deeply and she’s a wonderful person. When she first came to Australia we had been seeing each other for about six months or so, so I didn’t introduce her to my children until it was real and I believed it had a future – it wasn’t just a bit of fun,” he said.
Shane Warne: ‘My years with Elizabeth was the happiest of my life’
During an interview with The Mirror, Warne said that he only have fond memories of his relationship with Hurley.