Jason Statham gifts stunt pads to girlfriend Whiteley

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 09:01 AM IST

London: In a bid to protect his girlfriend from getting bruises, `Transporter` star Jason Statham has gifted Rosie Huntington Whiteley with special stunt pads.

The 43-year-old actor bought the special pads after Whiteley, 24, who gained popularity after replacing Megan Fox in the upcoming film `Transformers 3`, returned home covered with bruises, reported Daily Star.

The former Victoria Secret`s model was not prepared for performing stunts in the third installment of the sci-fi film.

"I came (home) from filming covered in bruises... He was like, `You`ve got to wear your stunt pads!` He sent me razor-thin gel stunt pads... `cause the regular ones make you look like a football player," said Whiteley.

The British model was recently voted the sexiest woman in the world by readers of both men`s magazines `Maxim` and `FHM`.

Directed by Michael Bay, `Transformers: Dark of The Moon`, which also stars Shia LaBeouf and Tyrese Gibson, is scheduled to hit the theatres on 1 July.

PTI