Hurley separates from husband after Warne affair report

London: Liz Hurley and her husband have separated, the British actress announced Sunday, as a newspaper reported she has been having an affair with Australia cricket great Shane Warne.

"Not a great day," Hurley told her followers on social networking site Twitter. "For the record, my husband Arun and I separated a few months ago.

"Our close family and friends were aware of this."

Hurley, 45, who has an eight-year-old son, Damian, married Indian businessman Arun Nayar three years ago.

Britain`s News of the World tabloid reported Sunday that Hurley had spent two nights with Warne, 41, in his London hotel suite last week.

She had been flirting with him for months via Twitter, it said.

Divorced former leg-spin bowler Warne arrived in Britain on Wednesday to shoot interviews for his new television show, Warnie, the newspaper said.

Previous affairs cost Warne not only his marriage but the vice-captaincy of the Australia Test side in 2000 and the opportunity to become his country`s one-day captain two years later.

Hurley and Nayar married in a civil ceremony at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, south-west England in 2007 and held a blessing and party at the castle the following night.

They then had traditional Indian wedding celebrations at the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur.

Hurley and actor Hugh Grant were one of Britain`s leading celebrity couples in the 1990s before they split after his arrest in 1995 for consorting with a Hollywood prostitute.

Also a model, Hurley was well-known for her daring choice of clothes at various red-carpet events and in 1994 wore a Versace dress held together by safety pins.

Bureau Report

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