Liz Hurley confirms brief split in past from Warnie

London: Elizabeth Hurley has confirmed reports that she had briefly split from Shane Warne before realising he is her perfect man.

The 46-years-old actress began dating the former Australian cricketer Warne in 2010, following the breakdown of her marriage to Arun Nayar, and the couple got engaged late last year.

The loved-up couple are adamant their fairytale romance is a match made in heaven - but now the Austin Powers star has confirmed rumours the couple split for a short time before rekindling the relationship.

On being asked during an interview whether reports of a split were true, Hurley replied in affirmative.

“Yes, but ultimately we decided we got on too well not to give it a shot,” the Daily Express quoted her as telling Hello! magazine.

“As Elizabeth said, yes, we did briefly (split up), but we realised that what we had was special,” Warne added.