Elizabeth Hurley is falling for Australian cricket legend Shane Warne.
The British actress-and-model – who announced yesterday (12.12.10) she had split from her husband of over three years Arun Nayar “months ago” following revelations she had been seen kissing the retired sportsman – has become “very close” to the 41-year-old former bowler following her separation but is concerned about the distance between them as they live in Australia and Britain respectively.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Shane has been a real support through the tough time she’s had splitting with Arun. They have grown very close and there is an intimate bond between them. The only thing standing in their way is geography.”
Now the break-up has been made public, Arun is said to be “embarrassed” by the revelations because of how people will receive the news in his native India.
A pal told The Sun newspaper: “He’s hugely embarrassed and upset. This will be devastating for him. The family had no idea their relationship was over.
“It’s very shameful in India and the family will all be deeply shocked this has come to light. Arun is very upset by the whole thing and feels let down.”
Elizabeth, 45, and Shane’s flirtations have been going on for some time, and the pair have exchanged a number of messages on social networking site twitter for all of their fans to see.
Writing on November 28, she indicated she may come to Australia soon.
She said: “IF I get to come to Sydney for Breast Cancer Awareness I’ll def do your show & do a botox/mascara check… (sic)”
She also responded to a message about Shane enjoying a theme park ride, saying: “Oooooh, I love scary rides-remember to scream if u want to go faster!”